Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into a wealthy family, Thomas conceives the idea that he and Alfred were switched at birth, and he can't help seeing that his unhappiness should be Alfred's, from the loss of his sister to his inability to have a relationship with the woman Evelyne. So, as his life is ending, he formulates a plan of revenge against his bitter enemy, his lifetime adversary, the man who stole his existence.
Writer:Didier De Neck (collaborator), Pascal Lonhay (collaborator), Jaco Van Dormael, Laurette Vankeerberghen (collaborator)
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Mitchell L (ca) wrote: Best movie I've seen in a while. Disturbing to see the decent into madness. Very dark.
Darren B (ag) wrote: this movie its beyond funny!
J L (fr) wrote: One of the best movies ever. a bit slow maybe but fucking brave , mind blowing and effective. I think this Movies brilliance comes from how imaginative it really is.
Exeiviar Q (us) wrote: vida de un chapero...
Anthony L (br) wrote: Stephen King novels are ample pickings for movie adaptations and I've watched most of them with mixed experiances. Apt Pupil is a decent little thriller whith great performances from both leads, but feels like it ought to be far more scary than it actually is, or at least what I'd hoped for. Old aged former Nazi (McKellen) is living out his days inconspicuously in 1980's california before a young high achieving student with a penchant for the horrorific atrocities performed by the Nazi's during the world war turns up on his door step, after having figured out his sordid past wants to engage in conversions regarding thoes events the old Nazi was privy to without sparing any of the details. These Revelations bring the young man's cruel side further to the surface and yet haunts him as he goes about day to day school life, as his obsession grows and his relationship becomes more and more tentative will evil be passed from teacher to puil?
Nicolas L (fr) wrote: splendeur et dcadence du HMI...
Peter P (au) wrote: The kick off to the She-ra series, it is good if you like He-man, which I do, other wise skip it.
Edith N (jp) wrote: As If a Baptism Were All It Took to Save Them I am unable to find exact statistics on this and can't remember quite where I read about it in the first place, but the percentage of Jewish children killed in France during the Holocaust is truly disheartening. A substantially larger percentage of children than adults, if I remember my research correctly. Actually, the breakdown of French Jews killed is only twenty-six percent, compared with ninety percent in several other countries. Okay, that's still about ninety thousand people, compared to exactly fifty-two in Denmark, but it could have been much worse. Elsewhere, it was. And I don't know how much those statistics account for half-Jewish children such as Our Heroine's child here. What I do know is that the parents of those children did everything they could think of to protect them, and merely getting them baptized was not enough. Though I do understand why you might initially have believed it was, in that time and place. Our Heroine is Barny (Emmanuelle Riva, eighty-six yesterday and still not an Oscar winner), the Gentile widow of a Jew. She is also an atheist and a Communist. She makes arrangement with two friends to get their children baptized. For reasons I am not entirely clear on, she then decides to make life difficult for a random priest, settling on Father Lon Morin (Jean-Paul Belmondo). She is trying to shock him, trying to make him deny the church or at least speak against it. Slowly, he actually manages to convert her himself. Life in Occupied France goes on around them, and her concerns are a bit beyond the averages worries of a single mother. Whether she actually falls in love with Sabine (Nicole Morel) or not, I cannot say, but certainly there were no men her age other than Father Morin and the Germans to fall for in the village. Which, of course, inevitably means that she will end up falling for Father Morin as well. The decision was made to focus not on what life was like in Occupied France in general but on the life of Barny in particular. Even there, it's more about her relationship with Father Morin than how she handles the Occupation. It's about a woman and a man and God, basically, and everything else is just sort of on the side. Even her daughter, of course named France (first Patricia and then Marielle Gozzi), only serves to exist as a faint reflection of Barny's own actions and desires. And, of course, Barny expects things to fall in place a certain way. Obviously, she knows not everything will go her way; how could it? She's living through the Occupation, and her half-Jewish daughter must go into hiding in order to live through it. Though it isn't very clever hiding, so perhaps Barny is luckier than she knows. She also doesn't seem committed to much of anything; she lets Father Morin talk her back into Catholicism awfully easily, and I don't think it's just because she's got the hots for him. Of course, so do half the other women of the town. I don't know how much of this is tied to the aforementioned fact that all the young men of the town are dead or gone, but there it is anyway. Father Morin also seems to be a bit of a chameleon; while he is devoted to God above all, he also seems to give each woman exactly what she needs from him, at least until what Barny needs is something that violates his vows. He is personable without being entirely personal. It also kind of bothers me that he seems to speak to various of the women about the others; it's one thing if he listens, but he has told Sabine things that Barny said and felt, and Barny has come to him as a spiritual advisor. It may not fall under the seal of the confessional, but that doesn't mean he should be spreading it around that way. The women all seem to at first assume that Father Morin is seeing them alone and then decide that another woman of their acquaintance would benefit from his guidance. Even if he were allowed by the Church to marry, I'm not sure Father Morin would have done so. I'm sure half the women who went to him thought he would have married them, but to devote himself in that way to any one of them probably would have meant not being able to minister to the others in the way he felt he had to. He loved Barny, I think, and loved her daughter. Certainly he was better for them than Sabine--who I'm pretty sure was the woman who kept talking about how the only people hurt by the Nazis were Jews and Communists, as if Barny weren't both a friend of hers and a Communist--and of course the widow of a Jew. Sabine and the other women were no real support for Barny. Barny probably wasn't any support for anyone herself. Someone needed to be there for all those women, and that was the purpose Father Morin really seemed to serve. After all, he was one of three priests in that church, and there were other churches in the town. No wonder he thought there were too many of them.
Stephanie S (nl) wrote: I liked this movie very much, it's a movie that makes you think. I like movies that make you think.
Amy R (au) wrote: You know, it wasn't terrible. Made on the cheap, but you could tell that some real thought went into the camera work. But the movie totally failed at convincing me that plunging your hand into someone's innards could conceivably be erotic, and without that, the whole thing felt pretty pointless. Also the star had the acting ability of a chalkboard eraser, though the other actors weren't too bad.
Daniel D (ca) wrote: I'd stick to the game.
Jenn M (de) wrote: Why oh why did Buster Keaton lower himself to "cameo" in this? Gambling debt? Alimony? Anything? After 45 minutes, I still had no idea what this was about. After reading three different plot lines on other websites, I gave up. And what was with the skydiving thing? It just seemed like it was just put in there purely for filler and to give the amazing Don Rickles a chance to at least make the movie closer to being tolerable.