Veteran Russian writer-director Nikita Mikhalkov's film about the impact of modern civilization on an idyllic part of Mongolia won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and was nominated for an Oscar as Best Foreign Film. A farmer (Bayyartu) and his wife, who live in a rural part of Inner Mongolia, have three children. Chinese population control policies prevent them from having any more. The farmer sets out for the nearest town to obtain birth control. He comes upon a Russian truck driver (Vladimir Gostyukhin) who has ended up in a lake. The farmer takes the man back to his farm, and after initially being appalled at the lack of civilization, the Russian becomes enchanted with the peaceful life of the backwards countryside and decides to stay. But his presence presages big changes for the peasants.
The shepherd Gombo lives with his wife, three children and grandmother in a tent on the Mongolian steppe. They are pleased with their rustic conditions, until a Russian truck driver, ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bethany B (ca) wrote: I guess I am able to forgive the clunkieness, and I enjoyed the second part of the film enough to warrant a second viewing.
Patrick V (de) wrote: Vincere is one of the finest movies I've seen. I knew about Ida Dalser from my interest in Interwar Italy, but to see their love story in film was something . . . Quite different. The one word I would use to describe this film and its contents--its emotions, intrigue, Mussolini's early betrayal of his wife and son as he broke from the Socialists to join the war and climb onto Italy's national stage, and, of course, Fabrizio Costella's hauntingly accurate portrayal of the young DVX is simply: "Wow".
Pia K (au) wrote: Tss onnistuttiin parodioimaan 60-luvun hmppkomedioita ihan hauskalla tavalla. :) (Suom. Vht rakkaudesta)
Hannah K (it) wrote: I love this movie so much it makes me feel like a little kid again.
Max A (it) wrote: Hilarious - classic chow. Low budget and it looks dated, but it's still quite fun.
Jeff B (us) wrote: The debut of French filmmaker Maurice Pialat is easily compared to The 400 Blows because it involves a trouble young boy (and because it's produced by Truffaut). While it's a slow moving film I was interested the whole time because of the story unfolded. The camera kept a distance and just let things take place. I really loved the relationship with the main character and the grandmother, I felt it really played a huge part in the story without trying to come off as huge. With this, The 400 Blows, Toto the Hero, Leolo, and several others I'm sure I'm forgetting, the French are pretty awesome at making films about troubled youths.
Carlos V (nl) wrote: why I can not see the picture?
Byron B (mx) wrote: want to see this because it won best foreign-language film with the NYFC
Siham W (ag) wrote: I can't begin to understand how can this be called "comedy", it's the saddest thing I've seen in years. A handful of characters, a bit of dialogue, a pinch of irony and a lot of good acting: there you have it. Seymour is (was) grand.
Joseph W (nl) wrote: its always great entertainment when Van Damme performs his high kicks on screen