In the middle of the 19th century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland (southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small spot of land. However, the small size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests makes it tough. One of their children even starve to death. Thus, they decide to emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families planing the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World.
Writer:Bengt Forslund (screenplay), Jan Troell (screenplay), Vilhelm Moberg (novels)
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Lanky Man P (nl) wrote: Is it just me or did this not make any sense at all?
Daniel G (au) wrote: I actually enjoyed it. I've learned by now that we can no longer expect a film on the level of "Halloween," "The Thing," or "The Fog" from John Carpenter, so my expectations were quite low for The Ward. I was pleasantly surprised. Not bad.
Dan O (fr) wrote: Twisty and turny, and never seems to stop.
Raphael Georg K (au) wrote: "Tropa de Elite" is a movie to watch over and over again. Has a great argument, screenplay and an excellent performance from all the cast, especially Wagner Moura, who deserves all the awards he can go to this great performance.Basically, the film explores the struggle between drug dealers and corrupt police officers against "good", some of them military and police force more of them BOPE (Brazilian Swat). This is the way the director Padilha see this fight that is not entirely true. Although he shows how corruption works Military Police in Brazil, as the system is used against itself and how the bureaucracy makes it so difficult that it is almost impossible for honest people to deal with their own personal problems without dealing with corruption. And by the way, this is entirely true, the film is fiction but with a tone so realistic and impressive to see.The film has all the elements that make us go to a movie. He has a history, has action thriller, and has a great performance of the cast, all of them. It's a true MASTERPIECE!
Edith N (ag) wrote: [indent]"An unnatural sex act committed between persons of the male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights may also be imposed." (Paragraph 175, German Penal Code, 1871) [/indent] This movie would be so much better if only they'd told us what the non-English speakers were saying. Really. I'm not even asking for History Channel-style dubbing, where you can hear the person talk under the translator. Subtitles. That's all I want. And let's face it--if you're serious-minded enough to watch a movie about Paragraph 175, you're serious-minded enough for subtitles. What really gets me is the comparison between homosexuality and bestiality. You know, they're not at all the same thing, though many people either believe or like pretending they are. All the gay people I know would be [i]horrified[/i] by the prospect of having sex with an animal, just as I am. (I do know straight people who think it's funny, though, and I know there's porn drawings online of various human female Disney characters having sex with male animal characters.) Also of note is that lesbians were considered to be going through a phase. Youthful rebellion or whatever. Or, as Bill Maher put it, "Men are born gay; women are quitters." (Also note that Linda Hamilton's response was, "If that were true, I'd know a lot more lesbians." Also, Scott Bakula tried to hide under his chair so as not to be caught in the crossfire.) The Nazis considered women to be baby machines; they [i]couldn't[/i] have enough personality to be truly attracted to women. The study of Holocaust victims is running out of time for first-hand accounts. To the shame of historians, only the Jews are very well documented. This film is intended to help remedy that gap. Obviously, it's limited in its scope--only those imprisoned under Paragraph 175. But still, it's good that the gay community is now trying to document this while they still can. Now, it's time for someone to do the same for the other groups.
Fong K (ca) wrote: Neil LaBute's directorial debut is a revolting and damaging sexual political comedy depicting misogyny in the darkest and meanest form.
Mathieu F (au) wrote: This documentary film is a musing on what it means to play a Shakespearean play. It is a deep plunge into the world of the Bard, into the late-Renaissance era, into the minds of another time. It is the necessary thinking to really understand and thus give meaning to the words of the 16th/17th century. Brilliant and intelligent as well as imaginative.
Penelope B (nl) wrote: This has been translated into English! Wow, I didn't know. I can watch this film over and over again and every time I laugh myself silly. Especially the opening when Doro catches her boyfriend Axel having sex with another woman in the ladies' loos. His comment "it's not what it looks like!" Fantastic film. I can't vouch for the English translation though.
Jim r (fr) wrote: You don't really care much for the characters, so it's hard to get into the story.
HungYa L (au) wrote: Deep Impact puts its emphasis more on human emotion aspect and it is pretty good.
Stuart K (au) wrote: From Hammer, directed by Peter Sadsy, (Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970) and Countess Dracula (1971)), this is a refreshingly dark and beautifully lavish change to the usual kinds of horror films Hammer made at that time. It showed a more psychological side, but with room for bloody violence, but it's maybe Hammer's best looking film. It begins at the house of a bogus seance, held by Mrs. Golding (Dora Bryan), one of the participants Dr. John Pritchard (Eric Porter) discovers Mrs. Golding's guardian Anna (Angharad Rees) has been the voices behind the seances. But, when Mrs. Golding turns up dead, Dr. Pritchard takes her in, unhappy at seeing her share a prison cell with prostitutes. Dr. Pritchard wants Anna to live with him, his son Michael (Keith Bell) and his blind fiance Laura (Jane Merrow). But, when Anna psychologically kills the maid Dolly (Marjie Lawrence), Dr. Pritchard believes something psychological is causing this to happen, and uses Freudian experiments to get to the cause of it, but Anna ends up leaving the house, and going on a rampage. It's much more cerebral than other Hammer Horrors, but it's got a very good cast and beautiful sets and lavish cinematography. This is the sort of direction Hammer should have gone in, but they were well into their downfall by then. Pity really.
Brian S (us) wrote: Not only one of the best movies ever made, and a very good candidate for the best war movie, Saving Private Ryan is a very powerful, brutal, dramatic and sad film, a great adventure into the horrors of war, all while achieving impressive realism. I think this is by far Steven Spielberg's best made movie, and one of Tom Hanks's too. Recommended !!