The film is set in France in the 1990s, the French were defeated by the Germans early in World War II, an armistice was signed in 1940 which effectively split France into a German occupied part in the North and a semi-independent part in the south which became known as Vichy France. In reality the Vichy government was a puppet regime controlled by the Germans. Part of the agreement was that the Vichy Government would assist with the 'cleansing' of Jews from France. The Vichy government formed a police force called the Milice, who worked with the Germans...
- Stars:Michael Caine, Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Northam, Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, John Neville, Ciarán Hinds, Frank Finlay, William Hutt, Matt Craven, Noam Jenkins, Peter Wight, Malcolm Sinclair, Colin Salmon, David de Keyser,
- Country:Canada, France, UK
- Director:Norman Jewison,
- Writer:Ronald Harwood (screenplay), Brian Moore (novel)
Tale of a former Nazi executioner who becomes a target of hit men and Police investigators. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(de) wrote: This won't be listed amongst my favorite animated movies, but it was tolerable. As always, it had its funny moments. I would rent this first before buying it.
(au) wrote: This was great,but not so great! when yu can't sleep...
(de) wrote: Adapted from a 1975 novel of the same name by Charles Bukowsi, it is a gritty arthouse moodpiece about the author's alter ego and his decadent existence before he finds fame.
(es) wrote: The plot develops beautifully. A story comparable in its culmination to the climax to The Lord of the Rings.
(mx) wrote: This is a decent sequel to the original Prophecy. Christopher Walken is back in this as the renegade angel Gabriel. He has another plan to destroy the human race. Of course another angel on the side of humans must stop him. A good movie about the supernatural. Walken is still great as Gabriel. Plus a solid supporting cast with Jennifer Beals, Brittany Murphy and Russell Wong. Good amount of action and solid F/X to make a entertaining film. If you liked the original Prophecy then give this movie a watch.
(ru) wrote: There is no character actually named Mrs. Brown in 'Mrs. Brown' (a-k-a: 'Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown'), a surprisingly enjoyable little period piece from 1997 that has been thoroughly stashed away over time. The title is in reference to the murmurings and assumptions of the British people under the rule of Queen Victoria (Dame Judi Dench) and her sudden companionship with her newly appointed recreational horse escort, John Brown (Billy Connolly). Two years after the death of her love Prince Albert, the grieving, widowed Victoria has become stubborn, uncooperative, and reliant on her state of misery. Enter Brown, a Scottish friend of Albert's with a more level-headed stubbornness of his own, brought on with the intention of being on call when and if the Queen chooses to momentarily abandon her seclusion for outdoor exercise. When Brown learns his position is mostly deemed dismissible by all in the palace, he starts to play hardball, standing at attention in the courtyard with the horse instead of staying hidden in the stables as is preferred.His method successfully breaks the ice, and Brown is keenly aware of the attitude he must use to bring the Queen and her control to health: in short, no fawning over her. Brown starts snapping her back to her senses by reversing debates and practicing what could be called "killing with kindness." Due to his utmost respect for her, he's rasher and less patient in also changing the loyal subjects who surround her, including her own son, the Prince of Wales (David Westhead). The story conveyed by director John Madden (not the football commentator but the guy who, the following year, would make the less enthralling Best Picture-winner 'Shakespeare in Love') claims Brown is almost single-handedly responsible for the overhaul of attitude within the government.Before long, Victoria sheds her pale gloom, enjoying a glass of Scotch with Brown at a friend's cottage past her ordinary curfew. Brown is boosted up to the head of security, and with all the unusual changes and servants' dismay for the "upstart" from Balmoral, newspaper reporters get wind of the duo's relationship. To be clear, the relationship between John and Victoria is not sexual - merely friendly and respectful, similar in structure (to the bittersweet end) to the one Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy memorably portrayed in 'Driving Miss Daisy'. It becomes up to the Queen as to whether or not she is ready to be active with love again. In memory of her deceased lover, she does not, but even if she had chosen to, the question would then be whether Brown would accept and pursue or stay firm to the role he was given, despite his ultimately apparent emotions.I'm put off to discover, reading past reviews, some disapproval toward stand-up comedian Connolly's performance. Though I found this to indisputably be his best dramatic work, it somehow conjured up opinions of him to be a second-rate Sean Connery and accusations of merely wearing the character without anything internal. I find these gripes flat-out wrong; Connolly is why the film is so watchable, perfectly cast with his second-nature blunt line delivery with heartfelt appreciation to follow. Dench, in her first starring role, received a pleasing Oscar nomination for her elegant portrayal of the Queen, but the way she and Connolly play off each other's subtly mysterious feelings should have made for a two-for-one.'Mrs. Brown' contains adequate costuming, splendid settings, noble supporting performances (Gerard Butler plays Brown's brother in his film debut), and a very sweet plot. What is unfortunately distracting, beyond all of these wonderful traits, is the unfit camera equipment and cinematography, making the whole film appear made for TV (specifically PBS). The fact that this movie is shot on location in foggy England doesn't help this flaw, spoiling the lighting of many shots. As the film's story progressed over several years, I also started to wonder why it never snowed in this northern setting; there is a later scene of Brown and Prime Minister Disraeli (Antony Sher) hiking through a slushy rainstorm, but this is the extent of the weather's variety. Surely the British system doesn't take a season-long hiatus for winter.Anyone fortunate enough to happen upon this all-but-forgotten flick will discover a fondness for it. With '97 being such a notable year for cinema (in the shadow of the box-office juggernaut 'Titanic'), just about any film during that Oscar season seems under-estimated. While I could list quite a few I will always like more from that year, 'Mrs. Brown' is right up there.
(fr) wrote: This is a great movie, the effects and humor holdup and the chemistry between the leads is one of comedic gold.
(ag) wrote: the films become more engaging and interesting as apted's social experiment progresses.
(es) wrote: "- To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."
(it) wrote: dissapointing film but still ok in that old disaster moviekind of way.Maximillian Schell and Brian Keith shows the strongest presence here, while the rest of the cast (+ director) are pretty weak.
(ca) wrote: In Her Shoes is a good movie about sister's, family and love.
(de) wrote: I'd say probably my second favorite cop movie behind RoboCop, it's a true classic a fun watch to anyone who hasn't seen it. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover have a really good balanced chemistry.
(mx) wrote: It's been a long time since I've seen this movie. I seem to remember seeing parts of it on TV, but I did actually go see this movie in the theaters. I must have been 11 or so at the time when I went to saw it. My mom was cool like that. Anyway, for some reason, I had a desire to watch this movie again. I will say that, while this movie probably doesn't hold up as well, I had a lot of fun going back and revisiting this movie. One of the things that I must say is that the gore and practical special effects look absolutely fantastic, even 16-17 years after the fact. Granted the film did cost $100 million to make, so they'd have more money to make it look better, but even with that, the movie's decapitations and decapitated heads look pretty fantastic. Usually in horror movies, when they show the severed head, it looks absolutely nothing like the actor portraying them. Not in this film, the heads look eerily similar to the actors, to the point where it's almost creepy to see them. And the actual editing for when the horseman, or anyone else for that matter, cuts the heads off of people looks excellent. So, for me, that part of the film holds up better than even films that came out in the last five years. The cinematography is also fantastic, like a dark Gothic horror film come to life. It, obviously, pays tribute to Hammer films in this approach. It should be obvious to any fan of Hammer films that parts of this film were obviously tributes. With that said, it still falls in line with Tim Burton's visual style and approach to cinematography in his movies. And, no surprise, before he became a Disney mascot, Johnny Depp is real entertaining here. What I like about Depp's portrayal of the character is the fact that, as a hero, he's pretty damn ineffectual. He faints at the slightest hint of blood or gore or just plain being scared and he's also afraid of spiders. He also hides behind women and children when he's facing something that might be dangerous. I definitely liked how Johnny Depp portrayed the character. And it's actually, more in line, with his post-Pirates efforts than his films prior to Sleepy Hollow. It's a little more goofy and funny. With that said, I think the film's narrative isn't great, though it makes up for it with some great atmosphere and gore. Though I will admit that the film embraces the B-movie thrills like nobody's business. It's a fun movie to watch honestly and the fact that it's gory means that it's probably a lot of fun to watch with a group of friends. I will say that the film, while not being great, does craft a pretty interesting mystery to figure out that I, honestly, had forgotten all about, so it's like watching it for the first time all over again. So that was good. It's not the best of Burton's and Depp's collaborations, Dark Shadows would have take that dubious honor, but it's far from the worst and it's, quite frankly, a lot of fun to watch in spite of that. I'd recommend it if you haven't seen it yet, it's a good and entertaining horror film.
(ru) wrote: Strange documentary about something that really shouldn't be so strange. A man's quest to complete the only penis museum in the world.
(au) wrote: "The Hunter" ("Le Chasseur") ["Shekarchi"] 2010 (de Rafi Pitts) Iran (1h32) avec Rafi Pitts (couleurs) vu au cin (C)ma Le Cratre (95 grande-rue Saint-Michel) Toulouse le lundi 23 mai 2011 de 20h55 22h30 !