The film begins on a train journey with Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) and his wife Alma (Georgina Hale) confronting their failing marriage. The story is then recounted in a series of flashbacks (some of which are surrealistic and nightmarish), taking one through Mahler's childhood, his brother's suicide, his experience with anti-semitism, his conversion from Judaism to Catholicism, his marital problems, and the death of his young daughter. The film also contains a surreal fantasy sequence involving the anti-Semitic Cosima Wagner (Antonia Ellis), widow of Richard Wagner, whose objections to his taking control of the Court Opera were supposedly removed by his conversion to Catholicism. In the process, the film explores Mahler's music and its relationship to his life.
Both trifles and structure are tossed out the door by director Ken Russell in this film. Here, historical content matters not so much as metaphors, feelings, emotions, and interpretations, ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Bill W (jp) wrote: Holy crap this movie is intense. Brilliant performance from the mother character.
Eric B (jp) wrote: A docudramedy about the controversy surrounding the release of 'Life of Brian', complete with inside jokes, dry one-liners, men in drag, gay clergy, animations, and dead on impersonations of the group. Python fans should definitely check it out.
Tyler E (kr) wrote: Crappy low-budget straight-to-DVD movie.
Arturo H (fr) wrote: A lame, 'girl cursed with nightmares' movie or...*spoiler*?A serial killer's hell, reliving his and his last victims nightmares?Idk.Wasn't scary either way
Vanya M (gb) wrote: the film is bogged down An impressive cast working with an interesting idea can sometimes pull off miracles,This isn?t one of them
Cedric L (ca) wrote: Effective thriller with a great Robin Williams performance.
Sharon E (nl) wrote: I liked this movie because it is how I think and feel sometimes. I thought that it was more interpretive dance than pure ballet.
Nick P (au) wrote: Fuckin' awesome. Straight to the point and no bullshit. Hayter is a great writer, and his ability to give entertainment from beginning to end and still create a wicked storyline is something many can't do these days. This movie is the "Lost Boys" that werewolf fans have been waiting for.
Anna Q (ca) wrote: My world is plenty spicy enough without the ladies.
Paul D (fr) wrote: Funny to see Rambo join Osama Bin Laden's army in this movie. Oh, how the times have changed. I think it is safe to say that this is the worst film out of all the Rambo movies. It still has some over the top action sequences that deliver a bit of entertainment, but overall it is kind of boring.
Robert C (au) wrote: Sure it is a simple "folky" tale...and sure some of acting is a bit over the top at times (looking at you Zushio) but Mizoguchi tells (and shoots) it in a way that you can not help but enjoy.
Thiago C (jp) wrote: Entertaining and nicely crafted