Bicicleta, cullera, poma
In October 2007, Pasqual Maragall was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Once past the initial blow, he and his family embarked on a crusade against the disease. From the very first step, this film has grown into an extraordinary testament. With intelligence, sincerity and an infectious spirit, Maragall allows a portrait to be painted of not only himself, but also his family and his doctors, in order to leave behind a lasting document of his personal fight.
- Stars:Suvarna Alladi, Fidel Bellmunt, Monique Breteler, Jordi Camí, Jordi Clarimon, Diana Garrigosa, Frank González, Teresa Gómez Isla, Zaven Khachaturian, Virginia Lee, Airy Maragall, Cristina Maragall, Ernest Maragall, Pasqual Maragall, Quim Maragall,
- Director:Carles Bosch,
- Writer:Carles Bosch
In October, 2007, Pasqual Maragall was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Once past the initial blow, he and his family embarked on a crusade against the disease. And from the very first step, this film has grown into an extraordinary testament. With intelligence, sincerity and an infectious spirit, Maragall allows a portrait to be painted of not only himself, but also his family and his doctors, in order to leave behind a lasting document of his personal fight. Two years of following an exceptional patient, one who is hoping scientists find a cure before the number of 26 million sufferers of this disease is multiplied by ten. A tough film, but an optimistic one all the same. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bicicleta, cullera, poma torrent reviews
(jp) wrote: Excellent documentary using interviews and actual footage. If you like true crime or are even remotely interested in Whitey Bulger, check this out.
(nl) wrote: so its not a horror then like the car (a film a watched at about 2am on itv)
(it) wrote: Interesting exciting slasher thriller. Good cast. Twisty plot - defies easy comprehension. Saw it in theater when came out. Forgot i saw it until saw last part on tv again recent. Good ending.
(es) wrote: A dark film that shows the horror of the holocaust and the meaning of being human. One of the best holocaust film and film ever saw
(au) wrote: Earning Denzel Washington his second Academy Award, Training Day sounded like an intense thriller. One of the first scenes in Training Day depicts the chemistry between the main two characters. The first interaction between Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke says everything about the characters' position of power. Denzel Washington's commanding line delivery comes to him at a swift rate while his higher status signifies that he is the one calling the shots. Ethan Hawke on the other hand has to think about everything he says and how to word it, tripping over his language in the process. He projects a feeling of vulnerability which contrasts Denzel Washington's fearlessness. By clarifying the relationship between the main characters early on, Training Day immediately signifies their importance to the narrative. And by doing it with such rich dialogue, the scene flows along very smoothly. This anchors a strong beginning for Training Day and isolates that characters are of key importance to the overall narrative. The characters are made to keep audiences captivated throughout the film and draw their attention away from some of the more formulaic aspects of the feature. It is worth noting that Training Day rises above the standard of the average crime thriller on the basis of its realism. In living up to its title, Training Day provides an accurate portrait of becoming a narc through capturing the intense nature of the street violence that comes with the job. Though the film is not a gun-toting action feature, Training Day finds ways to work realistic violence into the narrative without using the violence as a gimmick. It is used for key points in the character development and providing viewers a full perspective on the harsh reality of the job, helping to ensure the film maintains an intense atmosphere in its journey. Everything in Training Day carries a strong sense of style as the on-location scenery captures the gritty feeling of the crime world perfectly while the cinematography makes an effective use of intense close-ups during the slow burning scenes and wide-angled shots that help to contextualize the narrative. Antoine Fuqua's sense of style helps to keep Training Day engagin on a material level. And as the story develops onwards, we progressively see more of Alonzo Harris' corrupt activities and begin to clearly understand that he has something to hind. We are aware of some unsavoury intentions with his misuse of power which becomes more clear as the story goes on, but ultimately there are also a few issues in the credibility of the plotting which weakens the experience. When the result proves to be that he is simply collecting funds to pay off a hit from the Russian mob after killing one of their members, it really reflects poorly on the rest of the story. Not only does it prove to be a rather unsatisfactory twist, but it signifies that Alonzo Harris is not the fearless officer he claims to be as he is succesfully intimidated by someone. It's understandable that someone who takes such a carless approach to killing would be a coward at heart, but the way Training Day depicts this comes off as a little too simplistic. The errors in this plot point cobbled with the fact that everything in the film happens within a singular day which Alonzo Harris has been plotting out for a supposed week really proves hard to swallow. When the film comes to its conclusion and we see Alonzo Harris' neighbourhood no longer willing to submit to his demands despite the fact that we have little understanding of his status within the community outside of the assumption that he walks all over them as a collective group. Training Day has some strong characters but also relies on formula to carry itself while the gimmicks regarding the characters are a diversion. The extent of appreciation viewers find in the performances will determine just how much of a diversion, but it's hard to deny that much of the film follows a loose narrative. Since actual development towards the climax plays out predominantly in a series of sporadic plot points while everything around it exists mainly just to contextualize life on the streets, the overall development of the narrative is inconsistent due to its structure. At times, Training Day can't help but feel like an anthology narrative which is tied together by an exceedingly loose string. The film functions well for the quality of each individual scene, but the consclusion certifies that actual story development is not one of the film's stronger qualities.It's strongest quality is undeniably the entire reason audiences came to see Training Day in the first place; the leading effort of Denzel Washington. Denzel Washington has built a career out of portraying heroes. These range from John W. Creasy in Man on Fire (2004) to the titular civil rights activist in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992). In Training Day, he goes completely against type and takes on the role of corrupt officer Alonzo Harris, taking on all kinds of different personas in the process. At first glimpse he is a man of intimidating status and high ranking who has a commanding tenacity over his words, and later he raises the stakes through becoming unpredictable in where he will draw the lines. As the story gets deeper into the motives of Alonzo Harris, we see a deeper and darker side of Denzel Washington than anyone could have predicted. Denzel Washington is striking for his pure unpredictability in Training Day, and every slight change in his character's mood is taken to the full extent by the actor's extensively focused talents. Everything the man says could very well be a lie, and trying to figure out the truth behind the character is one of the most engaging things about the film. Denzel Washington grasps his leading performance in Training Day with full force, being merciless with his manipulation of the character. The man even turns it around at the climactic ending where he reveals who the character really is beneath his badge and his gun, becoming raw in the process. Denzel Washington adds multiple dimensions to the character Alonzo Harris in Training Day, and he keeps up with the segmented narrative by making it work to the benefit of his versatility as an actor.Ethan Hawke also battles to make an engaging presence, proving with excellence just how strongly he can hold his own up against Denzel Washington. Though submissive and naive at the start of the film, Ethan Hawke provides the audience perspective on the story as we view the events almost entirely through his eyes. He proves consistently intense as a police office, while effectively balancing the developed fear and anger within his character. The development of his relationship with Denzel Washington elicits some incredibly intense chemistry where the consistent changes in ther interaction test out how diverse Ethan Hawke can truly be. Luckily enough he is not only up to the challenge, but he absolutely hones the role. Ethan Hawke contributes one of the finest performances of his career to Training Day, and the level of gritty intensity in his most powerful moments are a true testament to the full power of the actor.Snoop Dogg's cameo is a perfectly convincing appearance as is Dr. Dre's, and the fact that the two hip-hop collaborators appear within the same film is strong fan service. Cliff Curtis also delivers a memorably intense scene where his raw antagonism makes a strong impact.Training Day may have a rather segmented story structure which interferes with the overall feeling of development, but with Antoine Fuqua's brilliant sense of style and a pair of remarkable performances from Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, the film delivers some powerfully engaging thrills.
(kr) wrote: Brilliant, beautiful, wistful black comedy--Unique storytelling; A Devastating masterpiece!!
(us) wrote: Naruse at his sublime best, with impeccable performances and camerawork. Profound and humanistic films such as this (and Renoir, Ray, Bergman) now seem to come from an altogether different age, but have lost none of their power
(ca) wrote: Total wartime propaganda out of the UK before the US entered WWII. Really well done and surprisingly entertaining. Great cast, and good story. Slightly bizarre, but keeps it real, for we all know there is nothing good about a Nazi.
(ru) wrote: The Soviet montage sounds better than it really ought to. The abstract collision of images by Eisenstein is as breathless as it is maddening, and the linkage of shots by Pudovkin are simply toned down collisions. Kuleshov's film was the worst of the five films, and my preference was "Mother." It was the only film that provided an emotional intensity through character and not artsy fartsy grotesque and eccentric "things" to fit in with the situation. Do you concur? Have you seen any of these flicks? Put it this way, "The Battleship Potempkin" is only 75 minutes long, but it is so alive and urgent that my head still hurts from the disorientation. Plus, the Odessa steps sequence is open to much interpretation, so if that tickles your fancy... or you'll see it as the emperor having no clothes.
(kr) wrote: The longest ride is directed by George Tillman Jr. It's a romance and drama film.The main characters are Sophia Danko ( Britt Robertson), Luke Collins ( Scott Eastwood), Ira Levinson (Alan Alda and Jack Huston) and Ruth Levinson ( Oona Chaplin).The main topic is the impossible love story between Sophia and Luke because of their profesional projects wich are incompatible. Indeed Sophia wants to work in art sector whereas Luke wants to make his comeback on the rodeo circuit. The movie takes place in USA in North Carolina and the action takes a few months.Summery: The longest ride is about two love stories.Luke Collins is a bull rider who tries to make his comeback in the competition after a wound, one day he meets Sophia Danko, an art student, who found her dream's job in New York. They fell in love at first sight. One night they saw a carcrash and saved Ira, an old man. After they often visited him at the hospital and they learn to know him and his history by letters. There are flashbacks in all the movie and we discover the love story between Ira and Ruth during the World War II and after. Their love story is difficult such as Sophia and Luke but for differents reasons. Indeed Ruth is a school teacher passionate of art and who collects paintings. She loves children but unfortunatly Ira can't have chidren and they didn't arrive to adopt. Ira feels guilty of imposing his sterility to Ruth and Ruth can't keep from wanting him. It was a source of troubles in their relation. But they stay together until Ruth death wich is the end of their wonderful love story. On their side Luke and Sophia are totally in love but Luke wants to become a bull-riding champion again and Sophia has her dream job in New York and both are incompatible, more Sophia is afraid for Luke when he makes rodeo because bull can kill him. They broke up. But one day they receive a phone call, Ira is dead and there is an auction sale of his paintings. In the meantime Luke wins the most importat rodeo of his life but he feels disapointed because Sophia is not with him and he misses her, so he decides to go to the auction to see Sophia and tells her that it was his last rodeo and he loves her. In remember of Ira, Luke buys the portrait of Ruth and Sophia and him kiss. After they know that Luke is the owner of the entire collection of paintings of Ruth and Ira wich is worth thousands dollars because he bought Ruth portrait wich is the most important painting for Ira.At the end we see that Sophia opened an art museum dedicated to Ruth and Ira and she is married with Luke. They finally live happily ever after !Actors are very good, they arrive to pass emotions to the viewer and the story is catchy, we want to now the rest of the movie. The film illustrate well troubles in relationships and their subbornness to save their love and stay together. Their love makes dream. For me the only bad point is that we can't reproach the lack of action but it is a question of opinion.I like this movie, it is one of my favorites. I like the story, actors are great. They are convincing in their role and the movie is very appealing. You have to watch it if you like movies with happy ending, human relation and people who strive for their love, their dreams and their convictions.The film's message is that love is stronger than anyhing else and we always have to strive for what we believe in because our convictions are the most important. In conclusion I think that if you want to make your own opinion about the movie you have to watch it !