It is the dawn of Senegal's independence from France, but as the citizens celebrate in the streets we soon become aware that only the faces have changed. White money still controls the government. One official, Aboucader Beye, known by the title "El Hadji," takes advantage of some of that money to marry his third wife, to the sorrow and chagrin of his first two wives and the resentment of his nationalist daughter. But he discovers on his wedding night that he has been struck with a "xala," a curse of impotence. El Hadji goes to comic lengths to find the cause and remove the xala, resulting in a scathing satirical ending.
- Stars:Thierno Leye, Myriam Niang, Seune Samb, Fatim Diagne, Younouss Seye, Mustapha Ture, Iliamane Sagna, Dieynaba Niang, Langouste Drobe, Farba Sarr, Abdoulaye Boye, Papa Diop, Martin Sow, Mamadou Sarr, Makhouredia Gueye,
- Director:Ousmane Sembene,
- Writer:Ousmane Sembene (novel), Ousmane Sembene (screenplay)
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(jp) wrote: The fact that they presented this movie in a serious tone just cemented my love for its innate campiness. The blend of history & fantasy, plus sharp visuals was very entertaining, even if the whole thing was a bit ridiculous...
(ru) wrote: It's so hilariously bad it's great! Featuring one of the most campy and oddly sexualized fight scenes I've ever seen in a movie.
(nl) wrote: loved this movie! Funny, funny , funny.
(de) wrote: This movie could be predictable and very cliched but it will make you laugh like few movies of this genre could do.
(fr) wrote: i am definately in love with irfan khan and pankaj kapoor and tabu! what performances! wow!!
(ag) wrote: This is one of the best Star Trek movies to date. The Borg are always a great villain, and getting to go back in time and see some of the origins of Star Trek is fantastic. The cast is great as always, and the movie is sure to be enjoyable for fans of the Star Trek franchise.
(ru) wrote: Amazing & Superb! It is one of my favorite thriller, mystery movies!
(au) wrote: A very grim, bleak British film about the borstal system. Still quite violent and disturbing even though it was made over 30 years ago. It is a must see though, there have been a few copycat films since that don't really compare. Ray Winstone's great but Mick Ford definitely steals the show for me. It won't be to everyones taste but it is worth seeing once at least.
(ag) wrote: What a cute movie! The music is great, and I love hearing Jimmy Stewart sing :)
(fr) wrote: Perhaps the most depressing war film I've ever seen. Brian DePalma directs this anti-war film about an atrocity in Vietnam with his usual flare. Both Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox give strong performances, one perverse and the other one humanistic, respectively. The movie has a very clear anti-war message that may offset people as too sentimental, however the film did terrify me and quickly won my sympathy for both the Vietnamese girl and Michael J. Fox's character. Casualties of War may not be a Apocalypse Now, but this is a very overlooked Vietnam War picture that deserves a wider audience.
(ca) wrote: This has such a sweet message!
(jp) wrote: Saving Private Ryan may be flawed, but it's still a suitable showcase for the combined talents of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
(ca) wrote: If John Hughes had directed this film, it would be almost the same. There's a lot of visual fun in "3:00 high" along with some rather funny quotes and a decent story weaving it all together. In the end, it teaches us something very important. You've got to make your stand and try. =) Tyson, in one of his first screen appearances, nails the typical high school bully to the letter.
(ag) wrote: I loved frozen fever and I'm sure that you will to . it's so funny.
(gb) wrote: One of the best Giallo's out there! "WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO SOLANGE?" has style to burn, and even if it is slightly short on gore, if that's your bag, the off screen violence is super nasty. It's a fine example of the classic Italian-Giallo formula but serves it with a slightly brooding atmosphere, adding a certain sophistication, which is often missing from this genre. The overall tone is similar to that of Giallo-favorite "THE HOUSE WITH THE LAUGHING WINDOWS." Likewise, "WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO SOLANGE?" details an equally as engaging mystery, with the Catholic school setting providing a lot more in the way of distraction/red herrings. What differs "..SOLANGE" it's approach seems to abandon suspense, especially when it presents its formulaic POV murder set pieces. But it does so in favor of objective intrigue and perversion. Presenting the audience-as-murderer POV as rather matter-of-fact, transforms the Whodunnit mildly, almost making us question which suspect among many, the audience is supposed to be.Much is said of the sleaze factor, but I think it's worth noting, that the unusually satisfying solution to "...SOLANGE?", actually makes sense out of some of the seemingly misogynist content. If one wanted to, you could look back, after secrets are revealed, and read the whole thing as bitter feminist commentary. That said, perhaps it's controversial subject matter and themes of religious perversion is what kept "...SOLANGE" from the American audience it deserved over the years. Then again, the subject matter was likely far more controversial in a 1970's Italy, than it ever was, or is, here in the states. Massimo Dallamano directed "..SOLANGE," the first of 3 films in a little-known "School Girls Trilogy." The second part "WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO OUR DAUGHTERS?" is equally as good, but certainly more sensational, and harder to find (Region 2, PAL only). For the third in the series, this "WHAT HAVE THEY/HAVE YOU..." stuff has been abandoned for "ENIGMA ROSSO." This was likely to draw comparison with the popular Giallo "DEEP RED," whose Italian Title: "PROFUNDO ROSSO" was a worldwide hit. Oddly enough "ENIGMA ROSSO" is available in Region 1 format, but has been packaged with it's alternate title "TRAUMA," and is not to be confused with the 1993 film, by the same name, directed by DARIO ARGENTO,.. who also directed "PROFONDO ROSSO" AKA "DEEP RED!" That film, is NOT related to the "School Girls Trilogy." It's not even part of DARIO ARGENTO'S "Animal Trilogy," but this oddball connection is curious because, to my knowledge, these two trilogies are the only to exist, within the greater Giallo-genre.