The movie is set at the beginning of the NEP (New Economic Policy) in December, 1921. A mysterious radio message is beamed around the world, and among the engineers who receive it are Los, the hero, and his colleague Spiridonov. Los is an individualist dreamer. Aelita is the daughter of Tuskub, the ruler of a totalitarian state on Mars in which the working classe are put into cold storage when they are not needed. With a telescope, Aelita is able to watch Los. As if by telepathy, Los obsesses about being watched by her. After some hugger-mugger involving the murder of his wife and a pursuing detective, Los takes the identity of Spiridonov and builds a spaceship. With the revolutionary Gusev, he travels to Mars, but the Earthlings and Aelita are thrown into prison by the dictator. Gusev and Los begin a proletarian uprising, and Aelita offers to lead.
This is called the first Soviet science fiction film because of its "futuristic" sets on Mars, although most of it takes place in Moscow. The movie is set at the beginning of the NEP (New ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Love M (de) wrote: An obvious, low budget revenge thriller with a few decent torture scenes but nothing special or original!
Alan W (us) wrote: it would have been 4 stars but there are some minor quibbles as to how a director as accomplished as De Palma has managed to fail in appropriating verisimilitude (which was after all the main point in the way this film was made) in this innovative 'Hollywood' take of the kind of bullying action that can take place in a(n) (unjust) war such as Iraqi war. Depressing but nevertheless real. Worthy but I dont wanna see it again.
Lorri B (jp) wrote: watched a million times loved
Sean R (jp) wrote: What has happened to some of our great actors? Val Kilmer was credited on the top of this movie, with Gabriel Byrne, yet both were barely in this poorly put together movie! Waiste of your money, do not rent it!
Gregory G (ru) wrote: Musical biopic of legendary French singer Edith Piaf, nicknamed the little sparrow, chronicles her meteoric performance career from childhood until her death at age 47. Told in non-chronological order, beginning with Piaf's grim upbringing, from being raised by her maternal grandmother in a brothel to her early struggles as a street performer; it's depicted honestly but the structure is disjointed and confusing. Piaf's habitual drug dependency is portrayed with obviousness but not lingered over. Considering the almost two-and-a-half hour running time, it's almost inexplicable that Piaf's involvement with the French Resistance during World War II is completely glossed over. As Piaf, French actress Marion Cotillard - with her wide, perceptive eyes and baritone voice - has a potent physicality and expressiveness that suggests Liza Minnelli in "Cabaret." Cotillard lip-synched the songs sung by Jil Aigrot. She won the Oscar as Best Actress. The film also won for Best Makeup. Songs performed include: "Mon Homme," "La Vie en Rose," "Padam Padam," "Non, je ne regrette rien." Co-written by Isabelle Sobelman and Olivier Dehan. Cinematography by Tetsuo Nagata is superb. Directed by Olivier Dehan. With Gerard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Jean-Pierre Martins, Emmanuelle Seigner. In French with English subtitles.
Stephanie P (nl) wrote: So boring, bland, embarrassingly awful, under-whelming and badly acted was '7 seconds', that I happily dozed off halfway through with not one whit of guilt (I usually like to see a film through to the bitter end before pronouncing such a damning indictment). The only cast member with any acting ability was Wesley Snipes and even he appeared lackluster and weary in this miserably concocted heist 'thriller' (I use the word in the loosest sense of the meaning). Set in Romania, no visual attention was paid to any of its natural and cultural assets, history, art or scenic beauty; we were only 'treated' to scenes of the inner city of some drab, faceless, 'Eastern European' country filled with dull, clichd characters lacking any iota of personality. The one-dimensional plot dragged along like a month of wet Sundays as one set of gangsters chased another set of gangsters who had (yawn) accidentally stolen an expensive painting from an armoured 'brinks' vehicle - that's about all I remember (or care to remember) of it and it would be a waste of your and my time in saying much more about this ill-conceived plot. The few attempts at humour were wincingly painful, the visuals dull and colourless, and the acting cringe-making. I do hope the script writer and director (Simon Fellows) are now in hiding and have made a written promise (in their own blood) never to subject the public to another of their ill-fated attempts at film making - and I do hope Wesley Snipes has recovered from the ignominy of appearing in such a bunch of drivel. Unless you're an insomniac looking for a cure for your sleeplessness, DON'T watch this movie!
Tom H (ru) wrote: How can you not like a Chuck Norris movie from the 80`s? it just not possible. a memorable and fun action film.
Russ B (au) wrote: 4/26/2014: I'm not sure why so many people like it. The cast will eventually become great, but the story was dull and the acting was quite poor. Very disappointing!
Matthew D (mx) wrote: Hitchcock's killers had got more psychologically dark and complex at this point in his career, moving on from the crimes of passion or those who kill for clear material gain to those rare members of society who do it because they enjoy it. This is another excellent study of a psychopath, played by a wonderfully infuriating Robert Walker, whose indefatigable love-to-hate character really makes the film his own. The director is on great form here and wraps this all up in great suspense and thrilling set pieces.
Luc T (es) wrote: A great Bond film. Check it out!
Jeremy S (ca) wrote: not a great film but a average buddy movie