The story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of great distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. The Nazis hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war. Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film. More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. It brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly regarded Lutheran minister who could have kept his peace and saved his life on several occasions but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs.
Thomas O (nl) wrote: Compelling watch... a brilliant doc
karliss lllo echelonsita (jp) wrote: amo esta pelicula y mas a mi jared leto precioso y al bello de jake, la combinacion perfecta!! los amo a los dos :D
Justin O (gb) wrote: Same cast as "A Fish Called Wanda", not the same magic, but still funny.
Peter F (gb) wrote: One of Robert Altman's most ambitious films, and also perhaps his most influential (Paul Thomas Anderson more-or-less ripped it off for his Magnolia). Leading a large ensemble cast with an inter-weaving series of sub-plots (some more connected than others), Short Cuts was a big risk for Altman especially as he wasn't at his most popular phase when he shot it, but he has a strong basis for the film in its source material. Based off of the short stories of Raymond Carver, the sublime prose of those stories is readily apparent here (even if most of them are rather loosely adapted), and the material regarding marriage and sex are remarkably still raw by today's standards. Still, it's an Altman movie through-and-through, and he gives a bit of a Los Angeles-spin on Carver's work, by both capturing the massive landscape of the city, but also allowing more intimate close-up cinematography for the characters. The sub-plots are all human and fun, as well as quietly devastating at times too, and Short Cuts manages to conclude in a way that satisfies all the individual yarns, while not coming off as hokey. Ensemble dramas have become more frequent and idolized in Hollywood in the two decades since Short Cuts, but almost none of them are as worth the effort as this.
Hobie P (gb) wrote: Well it runs on the long side,and its not as good as its now classic slasher sister Happy Birthday To Me(1981),but Linda Blair I thought did much better here then she did in The Exorcist(1973).
Alden S (fr) wrote: 10 out of 10:A well directed film with great performances and songs that modernizes the classic story of Romeo and Juliet.
K K (nl) wrote: Awkward and stiff in parts. First person camera work is bizarre and the fixation on Christmas is even more bizarre, But that's why I love it. Also 50% of the time the first person camera is focused on Audrey Totter, and while her eyes are downright crazy in this movie, I can watch her all day. Extremely biased review.
Kevin M W (ca) wrote: i liked this one better than "the awful truth" (a more popular, more well known film), although i don't know why...maybe it's simply the premise appeals to some wacked out sense of comedy i've got somewhere in my attic
Christopher A (gb) wrote: Excellent lighthearted fluff.