The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and social values. After several years spent studying medicine in Germany, he finds the country of his youth replaced by turmoil. His dream of using his craft to improve the health of Ethiopians is squashed by a military junta that uses scientists for its own political ends. Seeking the comfort of his countryside home, Anberber finds no refuge from violence. The solace that the memories of his youth provide is quickly replaced by the competing forces of military and rebelling factions. Anberber needs to decide whether he wants to bear the strain or piece together a life from the fragments that lie around him.
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Brad G (es) wrote: "It's better than having you with your brains knocked out!" The Set-Up is the quintessential Fixed Fight movie and probably the ultimate Robert Ryan film to boot. At only 72 minutes, it's whiz bang boom over but it packs a punch with a pulse pounding, monstrous, and almost endless KO bout that sees Ryan's aged fighter mercilessly pulverizing his opponent when he should just take the dive. If you've seen just one boxing flick in the last forty years than you should know it all just stems from The Set-Up. VF.
Rhys E (mx) wrote: Despite the terrible reviews, I personally enjoyed it, a tad predictable but good nonetheless when watched alone in the dark.
Spencer S (us) wrote: If you like Diora, then you need to watch this movie.
Chint (ca) wrote: it's watchably ... average must say!!!
Paul D (jp) wrote: British cinema in its finest contempary form. This is a thoughtful piece with fantastic performances.
WALKIN07aolcom W (nl) wrote: Classic comming of age and Kristy!
Erik G (kr) wrote: Great hybrid between the Brit teen delinquent film and atomic age sci-fi. It's also one of the saddest movies I've ever seen.
Ben H (ru) wrote: A film of rare beauty. Great performances, cinematography etc. but if you know Mizoguchi you know this already. Fascinating blend of East and West stories, and another great indictment of war through the suffering of women in the face of ambitious men. But this is so much more than that, there are moments of quite breathtaking brilliance.
Natalie K (fr) wrote: Very well done, just not my style of movie
Gregory W (mx) wrote: just ok B movie which elevated by a great cast like jagger & newley.
Robert P (fr) wrote: Diane Lane, might be worth a look
Drew H (au) wrote: a gritty crime drama which follows the tale of a young man that struggles with the conflicted nature of his role as an undercover police officer.