Venus in the Garden
Mid-summer heatwave. Nikos and Alain, two male prostitutes and a female pimp, Monica, get tangled in a peculiar relationship after meeting in a dark street called POUTANA. They fall in love, play with guns and talk about card games, money and theatre castings. Is this a game of role playing the three of them have invented to pass their time in a remote, empty summer house? Have they been reading Jean Genet? Whether a mirror image of the characters’ reality or an elliptic depiction of their distorted, dream-like perception of it, I Afroditi Stin Avli, by juxtaposing disparate literary and art references, leads its isolated characters towards dissolution. And yet, in its strange language, it presents this dissolution as a triumph.
Mid-summer heatwave. Nikos and Alain, two male prostitutes and a female pimp, Monica, get tangled in a peculiar relationship after meeting in a dark street called POUTANA. They fall in love, play with guns and talk about card games, money and theatre castings. Is this a game of role playing the three of them have invented to pass their time in a remote, empty summer house? Have they been reading Jean Genet? Whether a mirror image of the characters’ reality or an elliptic depiction of their distorted, dream-like perception of it, I Afroditi Stin Avli, by juxtaposing disparate literary and art references, leads its isolated characters towards dissolution. And yet, in its strange language, it presents this dissolution as a triumph. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Venus in the Garden torrent reviews
(kr) wrote: fantastic action sequences
(it) wrote: This movie was well made granted the budget. A talented cast and clever writing anchored this fun, nerdy horror. While it does have some negatives, the overall feeling of the movie and execution of the premise was done wonderfully. Overall, I can sum up my enjoyment in one word. Verily!
(ru) wrote: I think this is one of the greatest movies I've seen. Just watch it and don't try too hard to figure it out. Landau and Burstyn are incredible.
(jp) wrote: Excellent movie that indirectly addresses a dating topic that is seldom addressed among African Americans: what happens when 2 African Americans who have been dating white people date each other? Though they never make it past the first "date," enough happens to give you a glimpse into the potential conflicts that may occur. (Note also that they meet through a mutual white friend who appears to be upper middle class and the subject of class comes up often in the plot. Ironically, Micah is living a low-income lifestyle and Jo is literally living off of her absent boyfriend, who for all the viewer knows, is prostituting her since there is no evidence that he actually "lives" there.) Micah is on the rebound from a failed relationship that was symbolically sealed with his gift of a bike; he now wants to fix Jo's bike and in the end uses the placement of her bike on his bed to communicate to her that all he wants is for her to stay the night, no sex required. He explains his work and passion for aquariums and mentions that angel fish are more abundant at the warehouse, but if you go to a store that has only one angel fish, "you're married to that angel fish." He also describes his job as being the person to make aquariums beautiful when the owner doesn't know how. This discussion is an analogy for his views on African American dating in San Francisco. The warehouse of angel fish are the abundance of available white partners and the store-bought angel fish is the rarely available African American partner that he would feel he has to be with just because of the shortage. He believes Jo doesn't know how to have a beautiful relationship since she's hanging on to a white boyfriend and wants to be the one to show her how to have a beautiful relationship with an African American man. Jo's Facebook site reveals that she has an open mind to all kinds of people. Her character has no real direction in life and she describes herself as one who is "working that out." The actress does a wonderful job of going from bored, angry, or guilty to happy, amused, and peaceful. (Her hobby of making t-shirts for female directors is plain weird and doesn't get explained well in the movie.) Though she wants to be with Micah, she does have a sense of commitment to the absent boyfriend. She seems innocent and delicate in many scenes, but downright worldly in others. She comes across as complex, but Micah sees through that to know she needs him. Both characters have a mix of knowledge about African American culture and history, however Micah wins the challenge by knowing what's happening in his own city. Jo on the other hand has been scrounging off of her boyfriend in an upper middle class neighborhood and has not kept up with Afrocentric activities in other parts of the city. It would seem that this would turn off Micah, but it only shows him just how much she needs him. It's a great independent film that deserved it's awards.
(br) wrote: Bad. I got it because of the Adam Baldwin. Moren Baccarin-Firefly connection. 90min of my life I wont get back.
(ag) wrote: Rape, murder, violence, drug use, child abuse, prostitution, transexuals - a lot of bad things in this movie. Very raw.
(it) wrote: Mah, cos cos. La prima ora secondo me tiene anche botta ed a tratti pure abbastanza tosto, ma si vede arrivare il finale da qualche chilometro di distanza ed il colpo di scena che sarebbe naturale attendersi in realt non c'. Alcune scelte bizzarre nella gestione del melodramma e dei personaggi non aiutano.
(nl) wrote: I'm so glad Hollywood finally decided to make a film that doesn't include superheroes, blood spurting out all over the place, or low brow comedy, all o which can be fun at certain times and places but not on a constant basis. What we have here in Becoming Jane is a movie about one o the greatest writers in history, Jane Austen, played by the greatest actress in Hollywood today, Anne Hathaway. An astoundingly powerful work even more surprising that it was produced by an industry not akin to this sort o thing.
(it) wrote: I liked this movie. I could see the potential of Ellen Page as an actress.
(de) wrote: A great tale of destiny that has a heart of gold, the constitution of an ox, and pants of thunder.
(au) wrote: It's so bad it's actually funny to make fun of.
(it) wrote: WELL, when I was little the "Hair" segment really fucked me up, but now that I'm old, it's absolutely my favorite segment. And still disgusting :<
(ru) wrote: This was a really great movie never boared, shed a tear or two. Well worth the money. Where can I get a copy? five stars