An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown benefactor, he attempts to unravel what looks increasingly like a bizarre murder.
- Stars:Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham, Lelia Goldoni, Peter Woodthorpe, Sandra Boize, Sue Lloyd, John Arnatt, Marianne Stone, Irene Richmond, Kiwi Kingston,
- Director:Freddie Francis,
- Writer:Jimmy Sangster
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(us) wrote: A lot of simmering tension carries this movie through the less exciting points in the story. I loved Middleditch's guy-just-trying-to-be-normal-but-struggling character.
(it) wrote: A look into the aftermath of everyday people of 9/11 but occasionally loses focus.
(nl) wrote: What a pretentious and dull movie. The movie is beautifully directed but thematically the movie is an absolute mess. There's no story to speak of, other than characters moping around worse than the people in Twilight. There's a narrator that never really serves any purpose in the story, other than to add to the pretentious feel. It take its talented leads and doesn't do anything interesting with them, other than sex scenes. Now see some of these sex scenes serve a purpose for David's character, in that he's using sex as a way to forget about his dead wife (or girlfriend). So I was fine with the sex scenes past a certain point. But other than that, with the exception of the cinematography, this movie is an unmitigated disaster that only the likes of Gus Van Sant (and Isabel Coixet) can pull off.
(br) wrote: SCREENED AT THE 2008 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Directed and co-written by Philippe Aractingi, [i]Under the Bombs[/i] (?Sous les bombes?) was partially shot by Aractingi with a handheld camera during Israel?s offensive against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Beginning on the tenth day of an offensive that lasted 34 days, Aractingi shot footage of Israel bombs as they fell from the sky and destroyed buildings and, presumably, injured or killed civilians, all at great personal risk. Aractingi also toured the devastation wrought by more than thirty days of heavy bombardment. Rather than make a documentary about the Israel offensive or the toll on civilians, Aractingi decided to combine that footage with a fictionalized story that explores the personal costs of the conflict on a woman and her family. The end result is often uneven, but almost always poignant. Aractingi and his co-writer Michel Lviant center [i]Under the Bombs[/i] on Zeina (Nada Abou Farhat), a wealthy, upper-class woman who returns from Dubai after the ceasefire to search for her missing sister and her young son. With the country still in chaos, roads and bridges destroyed or otherwise impassable, and a fragile ceasefire in place, taxi drivers refuse to help Zeina, with one exception, Tony (Georges Khabbaz), a seedy, slightly shady opportunist who sees a large payday ahead (assuming both survive). Tony isn?t above ogling the attractive, Westernized Zeina, but Zeina has little interest in returning Tony?s clumsy advances and eagerness to engage in small talk while they drive through the cities, towns, and the coast of Lebanon. Over time, however, Zeina and Tony begin to share personal information to each other. Zeina, estranged from her husband, sent her son back to Lebanon to shield him from the verbal confrontations that increasingly marked their faltering marriage. For Tony, driving a taxi is just a means to an end: he?s trying to save enough money to emigrate, but his brother?s involvement with an out-of-favor political group limits his chances of making his dream a reality. As Zeina and Tony journey inland, they encounter survivors, attempt to wrest information from overwhelmed government officials, and try to obtain help from Western journalists who may know where Zeina?s son was last seen or taken. Not surprisingly, [i]Under the Bombs?[/i] origin in documentary footage and after-the-fact fictionalization makes for ragged, often disjointed pacing and a loosely structured, occasionally meandering storyline. Zeina?s motivation, finding her sister and son, couldn?t get any clearer. They provide [i]Under the Bombs[/i] with the throughline that connects the scenes into a recognizable storyline. On the other hand, Tony?s motivation, initially driven by opportunism and greed and eventually resting on admiration and respect for Zeina (this despite openly lusting after her), isn?t handled with the same nuance or believability. Tony is less a fully developed or formed character and more a plot device, a companion and sounding board for Zeina. Luckily, Aractingi had the benefit of a world-class actress in Nada Abou Farhat, even if, on occasion, she has to carry the emotional weight for two characters (hers and Khabbaz?s). Farhat gives a grounded, persuasive, ultimately powerful performance as Zeina. Story and performances aside, Aractingi and Lviant commendably sidestep the politics involved in the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict and focus exclusively on the men, women, and children whose lives have been violently wrenched (or ended) by political foes who openly disregard the so-called ?collateral damage? caused by their actions. The lack of sermonizing or grandstanding comes at an important time in the West?s relationship with Middle Eastern Arab countries, with the American occupation of Iraq seemingly open-ended and relations between Israel and its neighbors, and the Palestinian Question still unsettled (and unlikely to be settled in the near future).
(es) wrote: excellent documentary.
(nl) wrote: If you like the comic books, you'll enjoy this film.
(ag) wrote: A cash grab for the Halloween franchise! This movie has almost nothing to do with the previous movie. The things that are related are the small appearance by Laurie Strode. Also why did Michael Myers not go crazy when people were in his house? So many things wrong, and somehow this movie was wildly entertaining. I couldn't look away. So pretty much it was a run of the mill slasher flick (which is why it's entertaining to me). So if you really love Michael Myers and want to see him kill more people then you should watch this movie.
(de) wrote: when nothing is worth it, everything and anything goes. living in the outside of society -since birth- things are different. this movie is a view to one of the darkest paths a human being can/chooses to experience when nothing is the only thing you can posses. morality changes, gets distorted, has to be remodelled to exist. to live with some sort of pride and "happiness". normal society values do not apply. it's no longer about doing the right thing. it's about survival of the "self".
(mx) wrote: A top-notch perf from Dreyfuss in subtle analysis of a character grounded to the bed.
(br) wrote: Really limited story. Somewhat interesting, but far exceeded by other Ford films--even ones on the same subject. Basically, this is a moderately-effective propaganda film.
(mx) wrote: One of Hitch's rarely-aired films made during WW2 about a saboteur on the loose in US, getting up to naughty tricks in LA, Soda City and NY. Not quite the '3000 miles of terror' it claims on the poster, as this is a bit over-long and only exciting during the action scenes. The blind man was a great character though. 7.25/10
(nl) wrote: Para mi es regular, ya que para ser de 1998. la pelcula esta bien lograda y a mi me en canto la parte en la que Goodzilla resulta estar vivo