When jaded journalists Frank and Huey, along with "angel expert" Dorothy, travel to a small town in Iowa to investigate a story, they find Michael, a disheveled man claiming to be an angel. But that's not the only surprise. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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Lora R (it) wrote: This movie has a good script and some awesome dialogues about religion and how people don't use their brains anymore when it comes to belief and worshiping.
Carroll H (gb) wrote: Interesting but predictable and weak story that tried to be convoluted and surprising. But did not achieve its goals, acting was good however.
Priya P (us) wrote: Film Review: The lives of others The film 'The Lives of others' by director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, portrays a German Stasi officer, Captain Wiesler (Ulrich Muhe) who is ordered to conduct surveillance on playwright, Dreyman (Sebastian Kosch) and his girl-friend Christa (Martina Gedeck) for suspicion that they might be conspiring against the socialist regime in East Germany. The film could be classified as a silent thriller where the plot focuses mainly on the emotional turmoil that the Stasi police officer and people like the playwright who spoke against the socialist regime had to go through. The movie explores the idea of surveillance that confines an individual's life ideologically and creates repercussions for officers who refused to accept their superior's orders. The idea of confinement was first introduced during the bubonic plague where there was a constant need for segregating patients and homeless people who could be potential carriers of the disease. However, later in the century the idea of turning this homeless people into productive individuals by confining them started gaining steam. However, with this concept of confinement came the need to surveillance the prisoners or inmates of such institutions like the jail and mental asylums which led to the development of penopticons and the modern day CCTV cameras. The unique aspect of this film is that it portrays the whole operation of surveillance from the point of view of the man who conducts this surveillance. In very few movies is the audience made to empathize with such character who in modern society would be immediately looked down upon. In fact the director wanted to depict what would happen if such a situation occurred and he goes on to say "the film is more of a basic expression of belief in humanity than an account of what actually happened." (Donnersmarck, interview to Guardian). Therefore, the movie tries to emphasis the human aspect of any such operation not just from the victim's point of view but also from the perpetuator's point of view. In fact, Captain Wiesler goes through several poignant emotional situations as he surveillances the couple. The opening scene depicts him as a torturous interrogator who mentally abuses his suspects to extract confessions from them. This scene is composed with a steady camera with constant cuts between the interrogator and the suspect. The light in this scene illuminates the faces of the characters while leaving a dark background. This emphasizes the torturous cold interrogation where Captain Wiesler plays mind games with the suspect. This cold Captain Wiesler undergoes a massive change of heart as he taps the couple. He unconsciously starts to become an active emotional participant on their traumatic lives and in doing so realizes the several faults that the Socialist regime had. Another striking technique used by the director is to have Captain Wiesler have an emotional blank face. This emotional blank face demonstrates the lack of freedom that the public in East Germany, 5 years before the Berlin wall collapse had. Each individual was under a constant paranoia as to when he would be misunderstood as speaking against the State and put behind bars. This paranoia caused them all to confine and conceal their real thoughts and feelings leaving each of them with a blank face lacking emotion and life. The portrayal of the police officer possessing this blank face reveals how even he being part of the system could nothing to help himself or the people around him. He had to put on a cold face in order to survive and not be crumpled by his superiors. The thawing of his cold heart as he transitions in the film adds more poignancy to the complicated inter-personal relationships during that crisis time. Everyone was suspicious of one another for being a spy or a traitor. In fact, recent records show that 1in every 50 citizens of East Germany was suspected to have been a spy and had been monitored. This staggering statistic is quite evident in the movie where each sentence uttered against the regime is quickly questioned and seen with suspicion. This effect on inter-personal relationships is further emphasized by the pathetic state of Christa who has to surrender herself to the German Minister Kempf in order to advance her career and to not get blacklisted. The extend to which every individual during that time was suppressed and subdued both physically and mentally is clearly portrayed in this film and draws great sympathy from the audience. The effectiveness of focusing on characters helps to keep the story focused on the impact this period of totalitarianism had on people's lives. However, many would argue that the film tries to portray the humanity that at least some Stasi people had which is historically incorrect as there weren't any documented cases of Stasi officials who went out of their way to help the suspects. This portrayal draws some criticism to the degree of historical veracity that the film had. However, its attempt to portray such a difficult time period should be applauded and being one of the first German movies tackling this subject it needs to be given the benefit of the doubt. The film, therefore, attempts to portray the lives of the people who lived under the German totalitarian regime in 1984 and emphasizes on the inter-personal complexities that people of that time had to go through. The idea of surveillance and confinement are broached effectively and point to a larger idea of justice. However, the unique strand of hope to find humanity even in the deepest dungeons is quite refreshing and reassuring. It is this message of hope and existence of humanity, which makes this movie a pleasure to watch. Bibliography1. Das Leben Der Anderen. Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion ;, 2007. Film.
Marcus W (kr) wrote: More attention was paid to the science than the fiction.
Sam F (us) wrote: An unfairly maligned farce that is enjoyable, hilarious and full of love for old movies and Americana.
Nathan C (kr) wrote: I fucking hate this movie with no question asked,I know this better than the sequel but a flaming skull is bad CGI.I also don't like Nicolas Cage, He was Good Back at the time when he did National Treasure but then suddenly got worse, Apart from not seeing the 5 minute beginning there is no other redeeming quality.Score: 1/10
Liam H (jp) wrote: Would easily make my top 5 movies ever. The action sequences are breath taking. The white orc and his crew are scary, menacing and good military strategists.Thorin's descent into madness is held for daringly long and is a portrayal of the themes of addiction which run through Tolkein's books. I was genuinely invested in the characters as were the characters genuinely invested in each other such is the scale of the epic journey.Some of the tripped out scenes involving Thorin have a visceral impact on the viewer as do some of the emotional moments of fear and love in this film.
Timothy G (ca) wrote: The best film on a religious topic since The Third Miracle. I'll be watching Adam Graves-Neal's career with great interest. He's probably the best child actor I've seen since Haley Joel Osment's early career..