Long Live Death
At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may have aided in his father's arrest. Sometimes we witness Fando imagining explanations for what's going on; sometimes we see him at play, alone or with his friend Thérèse. Oedipal fantasies and a lad's natural curiosity about sex and death mix with his search for his mother's nature and his father's fate. Will Fando survive the search?
- Stars:Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert, Mahdi Chaouch, Ivan Henriques, Jazia Klibi, Suzanne Comte, Jean-Louis Chassigneux, Mohamed Bellasoued, Víctor García,
- Country:France, Tunisia
- Director:Fernando Arrabal,
- Writer:Fernando Arrabal (by), Fernando Arrabal (novel), Claudine Lagrive (scenario writer)
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Long Live Death torrent reviews
(us) wrote: Why so much hate I enjoyed It!
(de) wrote: I took the bus from NYC to Boston just to see this movie at the Irish Film Festival. It was worth the trip! This movie is incredible. The performances are amazing, the writing is beautiful, the music is haunting. It has a very disjointed feel, but it works with the script. Fred (Colm Meaney) and Cathal (Colin Morgan) had a strange friendship, but yet you could tell how much they needed each other to complete their journeys. Colm Meaney was spot-on casting as Fred, but Colin Morgan's portrayal of Cathal was absolutely incredible. He embodied the role of a junkie so well, I almost didn't recognize him (nor was I able to understand about 1/4 of his lines through his accent!). This is not a happy movie, but it is uplifting in a My Girl sort of way. If you have the chance to see this movie, I highly recommend that you do. You will not regret it!
(us) wrote: Clich (C) but touching.
(ag) wrote: Un intento un poco fallido en su adaptacin pero con informacin interesante. La primera media hora te hace creer que es una pelcula que promete, pero en el momento en el que sale su Warhol, el mundo de la ficcin se viene abajo. Escogen a un actor que de entrada no se parece, que tiene el cabello evidentemente oxigenado y que actoralmente no aporta sino una imitacin de lo ms superficial. Luego me pregunto: qu (C) clase de Warhol nos est mostrando el director? Un artista frvolo y villano? Creo que la dimensin humana y ms de los artistas, va mucho ms all de una mscara social, la cual todos conocemos. Tiene escenas buenas desde el guin y Lili Taylor se salva el pellejo, pero no siento que sea una pelcula que trascienda.
(es) wrote: one roller coaster sound effect away from perfect.
(us) wrote: The prime goal of a bank robber, besides immediate financial gain, is efficiency, and this is for a number of reasons. Nobody wants to hear the story about a successful bank robber for the very virtue that he was successful and, on that particular day, evil won. The immortalized stories and the ones that get repeated through generations, or, in this case, get movies made about them, are those that were peculiar or not-so successful. An inefficient bank robber has more of a probability of their identity being discovered, their alibi in case of indictment being compromised, or their ultimate goal of getting the money and running being corrupted by the police, who's prime goal is also efficiency. The issue is that robbing a bank can go a number of different ways and nobody really knows what will happen until it is happening.These reasons and more are why the story of John Wojtowicz is so intriguing. Based on the true story - a story so absurd that it must be reiterated time and time again that it is indeed rooted in fact - of a bank robbery taking place in Brooklyn back in 1972, Dog Day Afternoon follows three men, Sonny Wortzik (Al Pacino), his friend Sal Naturale (John Cazale), and another accomplice named Stevie (Gary Springer). The three men attempt to rob the First Brooklyn Savings Bank one morning, and the plan goes awry almost immediately when Stevie loses his cool and abandons the two men after Sal first draws his gun. In another unfortunate circumstance, Sonny and Sal realize they've chosen to rob the bank right after the daily cash pickup truck has arrived, meaning the bank only has around $1,000 in the vault.Sonny attempts to make up for this circumstance by stealing the bank's traveler's checks and burning the bank's ledger that keeps track of all of them. The smoke from the small blaze alerts nearby businesses and law-enforcement of suspicious activities, and what was supposed to be a routine, by-the-numbers robbery becomes a hostage situation and a media spectacle. The incompetent and defeated Sonny winds up attempting to hold the young, female bank tellers hostage, as well as maintain his cool long enough to request enough supplies and transportation to get him and Sal to safety as quickly as possible.The problem is that, throughout the course of Dog Day Afternoon, nothing happens as quickly or as conveniently for the characters as possible. The result is like watching a pathetic bank robbery put on by a band of Saturday Night Live cast members, as both Sonny and Sal are stuck between a rock and a hard place throughout the entire film. This also makes this particular film so interesting because of its constant situational humor that seems to keep building and developing as the film goes along. Nothing goes right for the characters, despite their efforts to make things work, and that's one of the fundamental building blocks of comedy that director Sidney Lumet and screenwriter Frank Pierson constantly toy with.By classification and its inherent nature, Dog Day Afternoon is a crime drama. It centers around a bank robbery and, regardless of how ill-conceived and managed such the bank robbery is, its narrative is ultimately fixated on a crime. Having said that, it's worth noting how seamlessly Lumet and Pierson interweave comedy and dry wit into the film's narrative, not turning the contents of the story into a laugh riot desperate for uproarious reactions from the audience, but allowing the pathetic characters and the poor circumstance to work for themselves and create comedy very naturally. It's only right that Al Pacino, an actor who can play both low-key and over-the-top, often in the same film, lead the cast as a character who, throughout the course of the film, looks like the personification of an unattended pot left to hopelessly boil over on the stove with nobody in sight to save or cool it down.Dog Day Afternoon's sole setting and slight number of characters allows for familiarity in faces and locations to build very elegantly. Neither Lumet nor Pierson get too caught up in the spectacle of the entire event and shift the focus away from the interior meltdown to the commotion occurring outside. I'd actually be hardpressed to believe, at least after seeing this, that a short film centered around a successful bank robbery captured in one setting would be as tense as this. The unpredictability and the sheer lunacy of all that is unfolding really assist the film in creating something so crazy without gratuitous shock value that it's truly something to behold for all of its one-hundred and twenty minutes.Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Gary Springer. Directed by: Sidney Lumet.
(nl) wrote: I expected a weird movie, and it wasn't really that weird, just a totally unexpected story unfolding. Very original story and very nicely made. The sense of claustrophobia comes across better than it does in "Buried" which is some feat. A real classic film for those who enjoy something different.
(br) wrote: Vampires VS Werewolves movie set in the "Underworld" of suburban cities.
(es) wrote: The plot development in this 80's action movie was so fast paced, it felt like an expression of 80's cocaine use.
(us) wrote: If you forget about reason and logic, Law Abiding Citizen can be a rather engaging action/suspance movie. Nonetheless, this movie suffers from a messy and uneven script.