Nova Zembla tells the gripping true story of the legendary failed mission of the late sixteenth century Dutch flotilla trying to find a trading route to Asia across the North Pole. The ship crew, who got stuck in the ice of Nova Zembla and had to survive the dark coldness of winter in the most gruesome of circumstances. An incredibly powerful story of determination, hardship and a triumph of the human spirit. The sixteenth century Dutch ship crew is leaving the port of Amsterdam and sailing to the northern arctic, where they get stuck in the ice. Two ships take part at the mission and captain De Rijp decides to return while he still can, while the other ship helmed by Willem Barentsz, stubbornly proceeds.
Nancy F (mx) wrote: Miyazakis films are so down to earth and a lot of them show 'daily life' and move quite slowly in a way that never gets old. Even though there's a huge clubhouse in this movie, unlike schools in real life, it always feels like Miyazaki is making his own truth. We don't experience this stuff, but we feel like we know what he's talking about, and his work makes me so happy.Both Goro and Hayao are masters of their trade, and they can only get better.
Michael W (kr) wrote: The process by which we elect officials in the USA needs to be completely overhauled. It is criminal what happened to Miss McKinney
Keaton B (de) wrote: It's truly a shame we never got to see any more feature films from director Hype Williams since then, but at least we have his music videos to remember.
Benny B (de) wrote: Neil Jordan's best film.
Nina L (de) wrote: An Italian classic. It's so well-acted, even though I reckon I found it a bit old-fashioned for my generation. I like the end when they uncover that they have to do this awful thing instead of their silly burglar called "working". Alas....
Grayson D (ca) wrote: Great farce from Howard Hawks.
Eric A (fr) wrote: A promising story has its message and tone muddled by the restrictions of the Production Code. Although very procedural with sometimes atrocious dialogue it has a certain winking, titillating self-knowledge. The acting isn't as good as you'd think it would be, but Bogart is good playing against type and Davis hones a trademark character type for later, better projects.
Chiek E (mx) wrote: An early film made exactly 40 years ago by prodigious and prolific Steven Spielberg. The young and talented Goldie Hawn delights us no end in this comedy that ended tragically. It is a true story. In the sprit of 'Smoky and the bandit', we are entertained by the crazy gun loving trigger happy midwestern culture and the over the top police force for mobilizing 100s of police cars and gun men in pursuit of a couple who just wanted to get to their baby. Goldie Hawn and William Atherton held hostage a young police officer, Michael Sacks and stole his police car. The film is mostly about the wild adventures of them racing across the country towards their destination Sugarland where the baby is cared by foster parents. By the end of the long chase, the hostage police officer experienced Stockholm syndrome and became sympathetic towards the hostage takers' plight and bonded with them during the long chase that ended an ambush. Poor William was shot dead. Goldie didn't get her baby and was devastated. Officer Michael Sacks grieved for his new found friends.