After being kicked out of her African village three decades earlier for getting pregnant out of wedlock, Linguere (Ami Diakhate) has returned home. While Linguere has done well for herself, her home village has fallen on hard economic times. Intent on punishing Dramaan (Mansour Diouf), the man who fathered her child but refused to own up to the act, Linguere makes a proposal: She will help the town financially, if the locals agree to execute Dramaan.
- Stars:Ami Diakhate, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Mansour Diouf, Calgou Fall, Faly Gueye, Mamadou Mahourédia Gueye, Issa Ramagelissa Samb,
- Country:Senegal, Switzerland, France
- Director:Djibril Diop Mambéty,
- Writer:Djibril Diop Mambéty, Friedrich Dürrenmatt (play)
A once-prosperous Senegalese village has been falling further into poverty year by year until the village's elders are reduced to selling town possessions to pay debts. Linguère, a former ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(gb) wrote: OverviewA couple goes to Paris for their 30th wedding anniversary, it is questionable if they may make it to their 31st.Trigger Warning: Emotional AbuseReview (with Spoilers)Since Moulin Rouge! I have found Jim Broadbent to be a fantastically odd actor. And while I will admit I haven't seen every last film he has been in since his role as Harold Zidler, it seems every time I saw him he was some eccentric character who easily became one of the film's highlights. So upon seeing his name attached to a drama film, I thought perhaps I should give him a chance in a role in which he is trying to play someone serious, and I'm quite glad I did.Characters & StoryTo celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, Nick (Jim Broadbent) and Meg (Lindsay Duncan) head to Paris, the city of love. A place where we learn how absent love maybe in their relationship. For as much as you can see Nick loves Meg, and wants to be intimate with her, it seems Meg isn't as in love with Nick as she perhaps once was. She criticizes him harshly, while giving him a only a slight tease of sweetness, and as the movie goes on you can see the man's self-esteem has likely been beaten to its foundation since, at the end of the day, Meg just isn't happy. But, the question remains: will their marital problems of the present mean their 30th anniversary will be their last, or will they work things out and hopefully make it to their 31st?PraiseI must admit my praise does come with me having to rethink it as I go along, if just because as much as I love the dynamic between Duncan and Broadbent, watching them does become depressing at times. If just because Duncan's portrayal of Meg is just so vicious that you feel sorry for poor Nick within 10 minutes. For not only is Meg hard to please, but seemingly on the verge of a mid-life crisis and stuck with this man who seems to be game with her new life changes, but only because the idea of being alone terrifies him. And often their relationship seems as uncomfortable for them as it is for you. Perhaps leading you to wonder why this isn't part of the critique? Well, I'm praising it because their relationship is so complicated that you can tell these two have been together for 30 years. You can visibly see Nick has become comfortable with her demeaning him, teasing him, and perhaps never becoming fully satisfied with who he is. Then, on the other end of things, you can see that Meg sort of likes how Nick still sticks in there with her, and repeatedly makes her feel desirable and wanted. So just as much as the two can make you feel depressed by the concept of being with someone 30 years and it becoming like their relationship, at the same time it shows this complexity which allows you to understand how no matter what Meg may say to Nick, and what he may have done in the past, or says in the present, there remains this sense of love between the two buried underneath it all.CriticismBut, even with that said, truly until you reach almost near the end of the film when Morgan (Jeff Goldblum) comes about, this film can be slightly unbearable. For while you understand in the end how Meg and Nick's relationship works, until then it is really hard to see this old man damn near beg his wife for the affection she seems unwilling to give. And then when it comes to the insults she flings at Nick! Oh, none of them are good natured, "I mean what I say, but I'm going to say it in a nice way so your feelings don't get hurt." No, Meg says the type of things of which I'm sure if Nick was younger, and thought more highly of himself, he would probably seek a divorce for Meg is emotionally abusive. And honestly I found what she said so bad that I felt a trigger warning was needed in case someone had an emotionally abusive partner in the past.Overall: TV ViewingWhile this is a good movie with excellent performances, Meg makes it hard to say this is "Worth Seeing." If just because she is the type of character who triggers either pent up anger for Nick not really fighting back, or some sense of depression for you can see Nick is beaten and bruised, but has no one else to turn to when it comes to buttering him up. And while Morgan does this to a point, he isn't Nick's wife. But perhaps the main reason I'm marking this as TV Viewing is because it really does take a while to get into the story and get past Meg's abuse and understand the relationship dynamic.
(ca) wrote: Outrageously funny, charismatic and fun! Coffee-Town never tries to take itself too seriously while almost magically allowing every joke to hit its stride.
(fr) wrote: A brave woman who had the corage to say what she believed, althought her own people didnt understand her. Good story!
(jp) wrote: A heart-warming story. Lots of good performances; Lane and Malkovich were great (as usual). Suspenseful, even with knowing the end.
(ru) wrote: After all this time... I can still laugh at and with the humor in this film. I don't know maybe my humor is a bit off. The cast chosen for this film works well. Heed the rating on this film it is there for a reason. Though this is a fun movie to see, the fist time through it was a bit of a shock to the system. At the same time, if I could have rolled on the floor laughing I would have. It helps to have a bit of a different sense of humor with this one.
(fr) wrote: interesting..i keep thinking about it every time i go to bed!!!!
(jp) wrote: Beautiful, heartbreaking movie. Must see.
(jp) wrote: Woah great great film. This will cheer you up *guaranteed* Buy it, borrow it, steal it! - just watch it!
(ru) wrote: "God Help the Girl" is a precocious, forgettable indie band metamorphosed into a precocious, forgettable indie movie musical, so cutesy and so impressed with itself that we almost hate ourselves for experiencing moments of weakness in which we actually like it. Because, in essence, it is a likable film - it's a twee toe-tapper of a movie that does more good than it does harm. But it's too long, too facile, and too unsure of its tone to really stick with us. It might have worked better had it been thirty minutes shorter, had it avoided quasi-tragic storyline, and had it been directed and written by a veteran filmmaker and not a musician looking for a different way to express himself. The man behind "God Help the Girl," of course, is Stuart Murdoch, a musical legend famous for his influential work with Belle & Sebastian, a beloved pop rock band whose songs have the classic ability to draw even the most jaded of a listener in. I'm only vaguely familiar with their music - I've listened to a couple of their tunes once or twice, never to go overboard in my zeal - but I'm appreciative and aware of Murdoch's skill. To write and compose infectious musical work is a gift only few are given, and Murdoch does much with it. Belle & Sebastian's long lasting popularity is not just a result of luck. That being said, Murdoch is not as apt of a filmmaker as he is a songwriter. Though "God Help the Girl" has a certain sort of bright spark reminiscent of Godard's most joyous 1960s works - it has a way with unforced cool and is cast terrifically - you can feel inexperience dripping from its celluloid skin. The plot never quite cohesively comes together (are we watching an optimistic musical or a poignant teenage romantic drama?). The staging is sometimes contrived. The dialogue leans on the more stilted side of things. And yet I find it hard to completely write it off, as its soundtrack is sprightly and its performances are convincing even when the film isn't. "God Help the Girl" is messy and imperfect and self-conscious. But it has its moments of inspiration, and they count. The film concerns Eve (Emily Browning), a recovering anorexic teen who dreams of one day becoming a major pop artist. Intrigued by the music scene of Glasgow's West End, she eventually becomes acquainted with James (Olly Alexander), a promising songwriter, and his friend Cassie (Hannah Murray), a burgeoning singer with a honeysuckle voice. A short while later and they're friends sharing a seemingly unbreakable bond, soon deciding that their individual musical talents could be best put to use in the form of a rock band. The prospects are good - everyone involved has more than just a little charisma - but problematic (and forever creeping around) is Eve's past: an eating disorder is simply not something you can walk away from and expect to recover from instantaneously. And, unfortunately, "God Help the Girl" has a hard time recovering from that aforementioned plot line, too. It would have worked charmingly had it directly been a movie about teenagers aspiring to be the "next big thing" in the music industry. But because it's sidelined with an extremely serious subplot, it never quite reaches the euphoric levels it could; Murdoch has all the right moves in mind, but isn't quite adept enough of a filmmaker to pull off portraying a grave subject matter while making everything else gleefully French New Wave in texture. But the cast is believable enough to ensure that his shortcomings aren't too apparent: Browning, in particular, gives an exceptional performance as a struggling talent who also happens to possess a remarkable voice. So "God Help the Girl" isn't entirely a success. But with a great soundtrack by its side, it's a movie musical that has plenty of loveliness to pass around. I can dig it - to a point.
(es) wrote: Incredible CGI graphics on a Epic scale!