Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who loses his job when he votes against the Mafia candidate in what he thinks is a secret ballot. He leaves his wife behind and goes to Turin, where he meets and moves in with Fiore, a street vendor and Communist organizer. They have a child, he works non-union jobs, and again he comes to the Mafia's attention. This time they're impressed, promoting him to a supervisor's job back in Sicily. He must keep Fiore and the child a secret, which is fine with Fiore, as long as he never makes love to his wife. He doesn't, and when she becomes pregnant, he knows he's a cuckold. His personal revenge and the Mafia's tentacles then intertwine in tragicomic ways.
In Sicily, the mine worker Carmelo "Mimí" Mardocheo votes in the Communist Party candidate instead of in the Mafia's one believing that the suffrage is secret. After the elections, he loses... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Kace C (de) wrote: Dormant Beauty [Italy, 2014] Excellent in many aspects, but lacks emotional connection. It's something Asghar Farhadi can perfect. 8/10
Ina S (de) wrote: Campy, quirky film with lots of sinister black humour, great entertainment and guarantee for a very fun movie night.
Don B (de) wrote: Blue Collar meets well i dunno what you wanna call it... lol... its just their type of goofy...
Daniel M (jp) wrote: The second one is so terribly bad that completely kills any desire to even give this one a chance.
Private U (us) wrote: A vulnerable story about the renowned cinematographer as a man and artist, while poignantly profiling his complicated and strained relationship with his adult son (the director and narrator).
Curt B (ca) wrote: I may have given it an extra star just because it's the only Bukowski novel we'll ever see on film.
Courtney R (ca) wrote: soooo sad but really amazing
Howard K (jp) wrote: the best little rock movie of all time
Amelie V (kr) wrote: I forced myself to sit through the first 20 minutes...
Bill B (fr) wrote: I gave this one another look since I was revisiting the original, and while I'd only seen it once before, it sort of came back to me, especially the climax in the TV station with the bizarre satirical bits. It reminded me slightly of the Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment, which wasn't more of the same, but sort of its own weird animal.Worth a rental.
Dayna N (kr) wrote: "Parting Glances" was in 1986 ahead of it's time with the way it handled the subject matter of AIDS. "Steve Buscemi" is just as amazing an actor then as he is now in his break out role as a somewhat washed up rocker with HIV/Aids. The main storyline is that of His Character"Nick's) ex Michael "Richard Ganoung" dealing with his lover going to Africa on a long business assignment while still loving and tending to "Nick" Buscemi's Character,making sure he eats and takes his meds. In Michael's heart Nick will always be the love of his life and thats bitter sweet. Enter the club scenes at The Limelight"they dont mention it,but I have been to that club enough to know that's where it was filmed" and the party scenes with all the steriotypical characters,"the over weight effeminent bitter vicious gay man","The ever so undestanding overweight fag hag" played well by Kathy Kinney " of Drew Carey fame. The young promiscuous pretty boy.etc.. I very much enjoyed the movie and it still holds up today,even more so for it's nostalgic merit.
Rob L (de) wrote: An extraordinary film that makes one wonders how we moved from this to the anodyne likes of the festivals of today such as Cornbury and Latitude, this has a real dark heart and that's without taking into account that other signify of the end of the Sixties, the Manson family.The Stones, washed up old gits that they are now, are seen as almost impossibly cool back in 1969 and yet flummoxed by the horror of Altamont and the concert that brought a juddering halt to peace and love. The music is pretty darn good too.
R Treybian P (fr) wrote: This was an excellent adaptation of the Under the Red Hood story arc. From Batman, to Nightwing, and to RedHood himself, I thought they really caught the essence of the story. And, of course, I own it.
Darren B (us) wrote: Stupid. Boring and painful. Overall simply horrible.
Jeffrey G (jp) wrote: I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish. It was a bit long but otherwise great!
Rotimer J (kr) wrote: Nowhere near as smart as it tries to make you believe it is, but an entertaining enough romp nonetheless.
Daniele C (us) wrote: It simply does NOT work. Is it because the storyline never manages to really engage the viewer? Or because there is no chemistry at all between the two actors? Or the complete lack of brilliance that pervades the entire film?There is everything in this movie that should make it enjoyable to watch: Kate Beckinsale is awesome, the plot is supposedly interesting, the setting is just what you expect for this kind of movie. But then... everything just disappoints you. The perfect example to show that good movies are not easy to make, not even those which seem easy goals.
Nell A (au) wrote: What a terrible waste of Ethan Hawke. Between the transparant plot, Emma Watson's HORRIBLE attempt at an American accent and the pointless, deafening jumpscare... this movie is mostly beautiful to look at, hypnotizing at times, but such a terrible waste of talent.
Christopher B (ag) wrote: Very well done. Great concept.