Iran, 2008. As President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's motorcade creeps through the teeming streets of Qom Shrine, thousands of people jam hand-written letters into the hands of his handlers. Hearing their President deliver a speech is a thrill, but more promising to these men and women is the hope that their letters - expressing pleas for loans, medical attention, housing and jobs - will be answered. Since his 2005 election on a populist, "man of the people" platform, Ahmadinejad has encouraged Iranians to send him such letters; according to a staff member, he has received about 10 million of them, and has been able to respond to nearly 76 percent. In one letter, a 16-year-old boy says his family has no money and goes to bed hungry every night. According to the staff member, the boy will be helped. As other letters are read, the worker says that "In Islam, charity is a necessity."
Jacqueline M (fr) wrote: Loved this movie. I don't think I could ever bare to sit through it again however. Intensely emotional.
Bart (ca) wrote: without paul it's just not the same..
Sasy N (ru) wrote: If you can't make it good, make it 3D! Dieser Film ist lahm. Ich mag Thomas Jane eigentlich, aber da hat er mal vllig in die Kacke gegriffen. Keine Spannung und sonst auch nicht viel. Leider.
Jonathan D R (es) wrote: Some people will tell you this movie is immature. Some people will say it really wasn't that funny. These people are Sinners/Gingers/Souless. This movie is and probably always will be the funniest movie I've ever seen. Maybe it's because the whole movie is 3 guys who are best friends just making fun of things they think are funny without worrying about anything other than that...I dont know...I love this movie
Audra H (br) wrote: "Wookin' por nub in all da wrong pwaces.." 'nough said.
Keith C (nl) wrote: I love vampire movies but WTF this movies horrible I give it 2 stars only because milano's nude in it and she's a hot. Always wanted to see her nude when she was on who's the boss.
Bobby H (ag) wrote: A disturbing,haunting,though-provoking,and completely unforgettable movie experience.Michael J.Fox's outstanding,subtle performance,and Brian De Palma's masterful cinematography,and style make this my personal favourite Vietnam War film.The extended cut turns a great film into a masterpiece.
Danny R (ag) wrote: The late great Stanley Kubrick's tenth feature film is a lavish visually ravishing adaption of William Makepeace Thackeray's novel. Barry Lyndon, played superbly by Ryan O'Neal, who is a young devious Irish rogue that gambles, duels, and seduces his way through the parlors, palaces, and battlefields of eighteenth-century Europe. Born into a poor rural family, Lyndon constantly transforms himself donning different guises and personas as he drifts through the currents and courts of European gentry in constant pursuit of two prizes that prove most ephemeral: wealth and happiness. He finally achieves this after his marriage to a rich widow, nicely played by the beautiful Marisa Berenson, who is exquisitely photographed at every turn. Lyndon is now a socially fashionable peer. Ryan O' Neal's brand of unemotional stoicism lends itself perfectly to his role of the naive fledging who learns quickly to become a successful opportunist. Brilliantly directed by Stanley Kubrick, with outstanding supporting performances by Patrick Magee, Hardy Kruger, Steven Berkoff, Gay Hamilton, and Marie Kean. Kubrick's technical virtuosity is what makes this film so audacious as the picaresque exploits of its anti-hero. The film's justly famous visual richness is the result of Kubrick's meticulous attention to historical and detail, including wigs made of real hair courtesy of an Italian convent. The film's exquisite outdoor scenes bathed in natural light and crisply registering shifts in air and sky were based on a careful study of the era's landscape paintings. Special lens that originally were developed by NASA for use on satellites was adapted for a film camera so that cinematographer John Alcott could shoot most of the film's indoor scenes solely by candlelight. Alcott won a well deserved Academy Award for his breathtaking cinematography. A fascinating motion picture that constructs the world of the past and brings it back to vivid life. Highly Recommended.
Roger R (ru) wrote: Perhaps fairly topical on a day when the ALP's skullduggery dominates the headlines - the cynical view of life and especially politics done in b & w by the brits is almost its own genre and there are few better than this - almost predicts Peter Finch's later classic performance in Network
Adam B (de) wrote: Nearly pissed myself when Charles Hawtry gives his high camp performance in this movie! Just plain good old fashioned British humour at its best - not too reliant on obvious innuendo like the latter episodes, but just good fun.