In 1938 Berlin, Gudrun Landgrebe, wife of Nazi functionary Kevin McNally, begins taking art lessons. She makes the acquaintance of another student, Japanese ambassador's daughter Mio Takaki. Soon afterwards, the two women begin a passionate lesbian affair. This leads to a chain reaction of disaster and tragedy, culminating with the inevitable intervention of the Gestapo. Despite the film's galloping sexual passions, The Berlin Affair is an exercise in aloofness, keeping the characters at arm's length-surprising, considering that the director was Liliana Cavani, auteur of the erotic classic The Night Porter (1974). The film was based on The Buddhist Cross, a novel by Junichiro Tanizaki.
Writer:Liliana Cavani (screenplay), Roberta Mazzoni (screenplay), Jun'ichirô Tanizaki (novel)
Set in 1938 Berlin, Louise Von Hollendorf is the wife of a young Nazi diplomat who meets and falls in love with a certain Mitsuko Matsugae, an artist and the daughter of the Japanese ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Nick D (es) wrote: The acting was average. There wasn't any "villains"(and no, nobody can cast Bill Murray as even close to being a bad guy and call it a good movie). And it wasn't very satisfying, it really lacked an adventurous atmosphere. On a side note, the choice of lines given at dramatic moments ruined the scene most of the time.
Alan R (ag) wrote: Miike never fails..well some of his yakuza films are iffy but otherwise a film genius
Nolanbrams R (gb) wrote: Merry Christmas is fascinating and touching, but unfortunately too slow. The fact that it's based on a true story really did manage to get my interest. This is not a classic war movie; it's much more than that. It's amazing to see people from different nations interact like we humans are all the same. It also gives a new and nuanced perspective on WW1. We see the war from 3 different angles, the French, Scottish and the Germans. The movie incapacitates our differences and show that we are all living on the same earth, and that we can get along. We only have to talk. I admit that there are some slow and less entertaining scenes in this movie, and I expected much more action. But I still enjoyed it! Merry Christmas (Joyeux Nol in French) gets a 7/10.
Caleb L (it) wrote: This is fantastic. This is unbelievable. It's such a masterpiece. Good job
Ken L (au) wrote: so subtle yet so sad.
Jamison R (nl) wrote: For some reason I really enjoy this movie. Its an interesting story of young romance and a young man discovering himself through it. Humorous and sweet, it doesn't try too hard to be more than what it is.
SA H (it) wrote: What an amazing film! The acting, down to the accents, is incredible. Quirky and funny, but also dark and a bit shocking in its subject matter. Great cast, great script! Could watch this many times.
Mike W (jp) wrote: Funny golf movie. Instant classic!
Ng K (au) wrote: Despite the slow pace of the film, the whole concept of Blade Runner is definitely ahead of its time. Excellent!
F B (jp) wrote: Good action / fighting movie with never a dull moment. Enjoyable from start to finish but just a typical no brainer action movie with predictable story and outcome.