A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and claims the absoluteness of love. At the same time the film is a long journey into the vast history and the events of the last fifty years that left their mark on the 20th century. The characters in the film move as though in a dream. The dust of time confuses memories. A searches for them and experiences them in the present.
Writer:Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra (story consultant), Petros Markaris (story consultant)
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Dan H (ru) wrote: A fun idea executed pretty poorly. This is a film that revels in how awful it is and while it is fun it's never quite as balls out as you want it to be. I will say Kim Coates is pretty great as Officer Downe. He definitely is doing his best here and he does a good job of selling his role. It's also interesting that the film does try to tackle a serious moral issue, and actually does an ok job with addressing it. Officer Downe has shades of Judge Dredd and Hobo With A Shotgun. You can see potential here, but unfortunately it never really comes together. It's a fun time while you're watching it, and makes for a fine film to watch with friends.
Chandan H (fr) wrote: One of the best movies I have seen in recent times.....Highly recommend it to anyone who havent seen it yet.
Sebastian M (jp) wrote: I found this movie to be a very captivating experience, with it's great characters and unrelenting action. The story was very well thought out and executed, yet it can still be said that it did skip some essential dialogue. All in all it was a very good movie.
Daniel I (ca) wrote: Legend has it that this movie is painful to endure.
Tom B (ca) wrote: A worthy example of the cinema of disorientation. I remember being struck by the book, which I'd read because I'd loved Strieber's Wolfen. I don't accept the actual presence of "aliens", either within our dimension or seeping in through our minds, however if ever a case could be made, perhaps this book and film make it. Whatever the book was, and it spooked me, the film is something slightly different. I have to love the visuals and mood created onscreen, the use of obviously fake aliens to suggest the idea of the real. Clearly the hope is to prompt the imagination to reach beyond the frame and conjure the uncertain sense of a memory and awareness of something or someone on the limn of awareness, a presence. To do this Mora creates some fun-looking creatures doing comical things and the whole tone takes on a rather noirish tinge with lovingly disorienting camera angles. Add to this a truly splendid performance by Walken and you get something unique and worth watching for reasons other than giving yourself the creeps late at night. Odd that this one isn't pitched as an art house flick, as it works as one, and that is perhaps it's rather unique pleasure. Being neither mainstream genre pic or art house flick, it straddles yet another liminal line between other types of expectations, perhaps inadvertently, but satisfyingly in its own quirky way.
Norm d (au) wrote: - "I cheat, I steal, I lie, but I'm decent." Marnie, of how she was raised by her suppressing mother. - Maybe Hitchcock's masterpiece. Why? His talent is fully deployed, even sublimated, in the service of the material - and the superbly guided performances, maybe Connery's best during his 007 years, and even if Grace backed-out after committing. Imagine if Hitch had been hired to direct one of Connery's Bonds (except he didn't like location work out of the studio). It's surprising Diane Baker wasn't picked-up as a Bond girl she's so terrific and hungrily forward flirting as a Hitch femme fantastique.At the midpoint there's a very long exposition, perhaps the only legit criticism. A psychological ride, "Marnie" perhaps only now is being appreciated as it should've been. Dern's leg between Latham's character's legs in close-up? How did that get by the scissored censors of the day, the ones who had the camera swing to the porthole on-board the honeymoon cruise? The only lingering Q was what-was-it that engaged Connery's character with such a broken woman, especially with his sister-in-law displaying everything a virile man would want.A film the french would and do love.
Wes S (es) wrote: The story isn't great and the characters are awful. The Giant Leech suits are hilariously bad and the film is slowly paced with a lot of boring scenes.
F B (jp) wrote: A great film and a timeless classic. Still enjoyed watching it 30 years later.
Ilja S (ru) wrote: Yes, Die Another Day is over-the-top and may be poorly written, but even in his last apperance as JB, Pierce Brosnan delivers throughout and makes the movie extremely enjoybale.
Jacob B (kr) wrote: The problems are either tiny or glaring. However, it's very stylish with fun action and the fantastic Ian McShane as Blackbeard even if it is often bloated by exposition and poor dialogue.B