Loyalty, history and regret take center stage for university professor Pavel Josek, lauded for standing up to the communist regime when it counted most. But as a TV documentary starts to focus in on the facts of his past, new truths are uncovered which may threaten his reputation.
- Stars:Lenka Vlasáková, Milan Mikulcík, Martin Huba, Daniela Kolárová, Antonin Kratochvil, Anna Simonová, Petra Hrebícková, Martin Schulz, Ladislav Chudík, Ladislav Smocek, Isao Onoda, Vladimír Kulhavý, Josef Parenica, Jan Urban, Zuzana Savrdova,
- Country:Czech Republic
- Director:Jan Hrebejk,
- Writer:Petr Jarchovský (screenplay)
Renowned psychiatrist Pavel Josek is singled out to receive a "Memory of the Nation" medal, however, it transpires that this reputedly morally irreproachable dissident once collaborated ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(kr) wrote: I think the positives of this movie are that it is technically a spectacle and almost everything you've come to expect from Mani Ratnam...The setback was that that Mani Ratnam's attempt to retell another epic hindu legend with a modern treatment didn't connect with the crowd...a major reason for this was the poor character development and weak plot build around the chase for an outlaw who abducts a police officer's wife...Potential was there but alas, not achieved...
(mx) wrote: Fantastic, long-overdue documentary about the life and music of Phil Ochs, one of the greatest voices and songwriters of the 60's folk music scene, and the last real American troubadour. Bowser combines excellent rarely-seen archival footage of Phil's performances and interviews with vivid and frank recollections from friends, fans, colleagues, and family members to paint the clearest picture of the artist seen since even before his death. Phil's words are as true now as they were fifty years ago, and his conviction no less inspiring.
(jp) wrote: Really quite fascinating document of a sheep drive to summer pasture. There is no narration whatsoever, each scene is simply presented to the viewer which demands a higher level of engagement as you try to figure out what's going on. This film is stunningly beautiful, majestic, unsympathetic, fascinating, quirky and totally unique.
(gb) wrote: This flick was a roller coaster of highs and lows litterally, but the chess scean won me over.
(ag) wrote: Sure, its a scary movie, isn't it? lol
(es) wrote: Gandhi-giri, is not a habit, a tool, or a hoax, its a way to save the indian heart and to listen the indian way. Watch the lovable Munnabhai and Circuit once again to change India into Gandhi's India. Come lets say" Lage Raho" to this amazing move!
(us) wrote: Fascinating documentary that felt very natural, even if I don't know much about Mongolian culture or camels. A sweet film that is definitly moving. It's so sad to see the rejected colt. It's also very interesting to see the way Mongolians live, their standards and their so very different values. A reminder for many of us I believe. There are also so very nice shooting here in this touching story - many well captured moments. Sadly, this documentary felt a bit polished and "to good to be true" at times. Still - a lovely film.
(br) wrote: You wouldn't expect to laugh as much, but there are great jokes in it.
(gb) wrote: Cute n inspiring, real story is just as amazing! There is a statue in Maine for him!
(br) wrote: As the flower child movement of the late '60s began to fade, many free loving youngsters sought worry-free refuge within social communes. Charles Manson, using a dangerous mixture of intoxicants and clever manipulation, invoked the potential to create his own 'Family' circle. By raiding restaurant and grocery store dumpsters, they ate like lower-class kings and queens. From his feel-good doctrines and seductive music, Manson's followers took on his twisted personality. Just like a sadistic tribe, Manson issued orders to his followers (male and female) to pillage, maim, torture, and terrify the Californian middle-to-upper class. This documentary chronicles the events leading up to, and following, the Tate and La Bianca murders - even taking first-hand testimony from various pivotal members of the Manson Family. His prostitution ring enabled the Family to take on new followers, gradually birthing children and raising them in Charlie's image. By following the Family in their everyday routine, we catch a lengthy glimpse of America's most controversial cult leader.
(es) wrote: Wise Blood seems like a bizarre mish-mash. What the hell is this about? Who acts like Hazel Motes? Who thinks what this guy does could possibly work? Who would behave like that, to so little obvious benefit or effect?Until you finally figure out Flannery O'Connor's angle. This is how Catholics see Atheism. Atheism is preaching to people that there is no promise or hope, that no salvation will reward good works, that no happiness can result from this vale of tears. It's preaching this evangel in the most repellent, abusive manner possible, and then being utterly mystified that people are turned off from your message. In fact, even if you do find an audience, you are soon usurped by a slick charlatan who can play the drama better than you can. It's insisting that an obviously shitty car is perfectly good and is worth buying and maintaining, even when it constantly breaks down on you. It is self-imposed pain for no good reason, with no earthly comfort nor heavenly reward. When you see Wise Blood as a Catholic's view of Atheism, then what seemed like unmotivated nonsense becomes almost linear storytelling.This is, of course, a pretty insulting angle on Atheism. Only recently has Atheism found effective public voices from people like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Bill Maher. I don't know of any prominent public Atheists in the time O'Connor was writing, and the only prominent public Atheist I know of until the '90s was Madalyn Murray O'Hair, who frankly was no more attractive a public speaker than Hazel Motes. The substance of Atheistic argument is certainly stronger and more tenable than the nonsense Motes spouts, and there weren't many people around to counter O'Connor's tilted version of it.There are, however, levels where she has a point. Atheism does not offer hope. While hope is not a goal of philosophical inquiry, when one has successfully made the argument against religious faith, it cannot be ignored that this leaves the ex-believer bereft of hope, which is a powerful psychological need. Atheism is a burdensome load for the non-believer, and it is an act of staggering meanness to convince believers out of their faith and leave them devoid of hope for the future. Even illusory comfort is still comfort.John Huston, as always, is a wonderful cinematic storyteller here. He is diligently faithful to O'Connor's story. Brad Dourif was one of America's fastest rising actors in the late '70s and kind of fell out of favor, at least in major movies. It's unfortunate, because his performances from this era comprise a formidable body of work.
(jp) wrote: I grew up on this shit
(ru) wrote: A thriller that Hitchcock fans will admire.
(br) wrote: Une fresque (C)tonnante, d'une grande beaut (C) classique par sa couleur et son cinemascope des grands films des ann (C)es 50, et la cruaut (C) de l'histoire : grandeur et d (C)ch (C)ances d'une courtisane dans l'europe du XIXe, qui finit comme attraction de cirque raconter son histoire.Je l'ai vu au cin (C)ma en version restaur (C)e, les images sont magnifiques, malheureusement quelques pertes dans les son.
(it) wrote: Bizarre film. Weird plot. Quite jumbled. Grace Kelly is a bit frantic with her acting. The scenery is quite nice. Not a great film.
(nl) wrote: There are few people that I hate more in this world than Oprah; Tara Reid might be one.