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Description: Leo is instantly set adrift by his fresh found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by her mother's absence, asks for an "artificial" mother to support her fall asleep at night. It is here that Mañas takes the street less traveled, but to write any more about the plot line he introduces would be unfair to both the viewer and filmmaker alike. Suffice it to tell that Leo's actions are both surprising and potentially dangerous, as they require Leo to subsume his own identity to the mission where he nearly loses it.
Description: Hassan, the son of a tribe chief of the Badjao's, a pagan, sea-dwelling Filippino tribe, meets and falls for Bala-amai, the niece of the chief of the Moros, an Islamic, land-dwelling tribe. Although the Hassan is willing to give up his lifestyle for Bala-amai and vice versa, the Moros plot to break up the union of the satisfied couple.
Description: Gothic and erotic mystery about a young boy named Marco, who goes to stay with his strange uncle, whose wife (Marco's pretty aunt) died some time ago. His uncle's sister-in-law is the only another person living there. Marco spies on rituals of self-gratification performed each night by a red-headed girl who looks just like his dead aunt! Marco starts to wonder if the girl is now the sister-in-law made up to look like her dead sister, or the dead aunt haunting the zone
Description: Tomokawa is a tough guy turned bored cop who spends much of his time sating lonely housewives and looking after retarded teen Sukemasa. One day while hanging out at a bar, he is approached by a 15-year-old enjo kosai called Yoko, offering a round of illicit sex in exchange for cash. Though he demurs, their paths cross again and later a relationship of sorts forms. Yoko, it turns out, is Sukemasa's sister; and both are the kids of his old flame Yukie, a grasping, self-centered woman. Moreover, Yoko's grandfather is responsible for the heavy tattoo sprawling across Tomokawa's back. Tomokawa later takes both teens under his wing, protecting them from their heartless mother, and their lecherous stepfather. Soon, Yoko gets a similarly heavy tattoo illustrating her bond with her policeman savior.
Description: Chi Kuan Chun is the man. He looks in top form as swordsman. Unfortunately, the rest of the film is cute wacky. Kung Fu gorillas, witches, and Chen Kuan Tai singing Italian opera. So tiny child with swirling axe wars evil sorcerer dude, lasereyes, the above mentioned gorilla do you need to know more?
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Description: Kids and nature shine in this melancholy love storyline about Johnny, a male nanny who tries to victory back his girlfriend after she takes up with a boy who looks just like him. The movie tracks the growth of the relationship over four seasons in Fresh England, as Johnny’s emotional issues sabotage his attempts to place together a family like the one he takes care of. A drama with the humor of spring and the sorrow of winter, YOU HURT MY FEELINGS speaks with the honesty of a kid about folks struggling to allow go of darkness and search love.
Description: MY BROTHER'S WIFE, Wishman-heads are back in secure zone with plenty of cutaways to paintings, chairs, and shoes and awkward dubbing. But more than a roughie, this movie is Wishman's take on the 40s movie noir genre, with a doomed love triangle, scheming criminals, hard-boiled dialogue and a number of far-fetched plot twists amidst the typical Wishman trappings.
Description: A young Russian woman, smuggled into America by human traffickers, and a notorious Egyptian transporter hired to drive her from the Mexican border to Fresh York City, form an unlikely bond that transforms them and threatens to derail the traffickers' plans.
Description: MONSOON WIFE is a love triangle storyline set in the exotic land of Cambodia, where everything seems to be for sale - even the people. MONSOON WIFE is the first movie to be shot entirely on zone in Cambodia since LORD JIM in 1964.
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Description: This is a splendid tiny sleeper of a movie. Ernie Kovacs was one of the giants of early television. I think he would be satisfied with the method Jeff Goldbloom captures his wonky personality. Music Anderson also distills that of Edie Adams. There is a very primary heart tugging storyline about the find for Kovacs' two abducted daughters. But at the same time the movie is funny --- Cloris Leachman is a hoot as Kovacs impossible mom --- and has many of the offbeat and innovative qualities of the old Kovacs present itself.
Description: A young American woman visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. There she meets and is romanced by a worldly novelist; what she doesn't know is that he is a blackmailer who is using her to receive to her uncle.
Description: The land and sky of Mt. Washington, Fresh Hampshire form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather. Based in part on the Nathaniel Hawthorne storyline "The Nice Carbuncle," this movie details the extreme and surprising beauty of the windiest mountain in the world.
Description: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness spills over at a dinner party attended by his old college friends, an opportunity which sends him running to a nearby brothel, where he meets Liza (Lee), a young prostitute.
Description: Manuel (John Lloyd) and Marian (Bea) have everytime been greatest friends. They are so close that they know every other’s secrets… well almost. After all these years, Manuel never had the courage to say Marian how much he loves her. When Marian’s first love, Lance, returns to the Philippines, she is intent on seeing him again. She brings along Manuel on a chase that brings them around the Philippines and abroad. Manuel actually has to decide- Will he allow his greatest mate be satisfied with her Prince Charming or will he war for the love that has kept him alive all these years?
Description: A former All-American football star (Joel McCrea), actually working as a steel mill supervisor in Fresh Jersey, falls in love with the mill owner's wealthy, very spoiled daughter (Dorothy Mackaill). This 1931 drama, directed by Lloyd Bacon, also stars Ned Sparks, Mary Carr, Robert McWade, Florence Roberts, and Clara Kimball Young.
Description: Celebrity chef Carl returns from Fresh York to marry his supermodel fiancée, Chrissy. But the bride-to-be is delayed in Europe, and as Carl makes wedding plans with her family, he finds himself falling for Chrissy’s sister Lena. Preparations for the nuptials progress, but will there still be a wedding? And if so, whose wedding will it be?
Description: The protagonist finds out that some kids were left behind in a sinking school, and is slowly driven angry as he tries to save them. A parable on the theme of the Last Judgment, numerous catastrophic happenings reveal a certain ambiguity in their origins, accompanied by the poor suspicion that the things going on are some type of a performance or theatrical production.
Description: Measure For Measure (Erotic Media): The rich, the beautiful, the predators. A globe of dark erotic suspense. The disappearance of an eccentric wealthy girl leads to discoveries of sexual intrigue. A pretty detective unravels the mysteries in an investigation of carnal liaisons.
Description: A movie about the reunion of a family broken by the pain and because of the pain can be reunited. An intense story, said in a soft and sensitive way, showing the find and dedication of a boy rediscovering family and the love that unites the brothers, finally forming a true family.
Description: A thief commits daring robberies (a la Raffles) in Slovenia during the 1920s. While he romances the ladies a persistent detective tries to hunt him down and bring him to justice.
Description: Nine-year-old Paulo stumbles upon a photograph of Miguel, the grandfather he never met, sets out to track him down and eventually meets him, at which mission the magic begins.
Description: Linda Blair's gay son gets raped by Nazis, so she tracks down the father, played by Wings Hauser, and supports him deal with his alcoholism, and eventually they type of war back.
Description: To search the truth a boy gotta sacrifice one thing...his life. Based on the short storyline by renowned creator Maximum Lucado, Resurrection is set in Israel at the time of Christ. Claudius, a Roman guard, finds himself in the midst of a cover-up regarding the tumultuous happenings after Christ's execution. As his digs for the truth, he discovers that the religious leaders, the Roman government and even his closest mates are attempting to hide something from him and the world. His relentless pursuit of the answers to his growing questions threatens his reputation-even his life. Resurrection is the storyline of one man's quest for the truth and the discovery that leads to his renewal.
Description: The mental breakdown of a guilt-ridden boy provides the drama in this fascinating psychological profile starring Richard Attenborough as a scientist who can't live with himself after he accidently kills the brother of his fiancee.
Description: College senior Intoy (Edgar Allan Guzman) is unwittingly fallen into a friend-with-benefits case with his mysterious classmate Jenny (Mercedes Cabral). Jenny has a reputation for being promiscuous, and Intoy plays aloof to hide the fact that he’s fallen in love with her. Slowly, Jenny opens up to him as well, revealing the vulnerable center to her seemingly impervious façade. But poor, confused Intoy isn’t really equipped to deal with the feelings involved.
Description: The storyline of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of nice distinction, who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. What is a moral person to do in a time of savage immorality? That question tormented Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman of nice distinction who actively opposed Hitler and the Nazis. His convictions cost him his life. The Nazis hanged him on April 9, 1945, less than a month before the end of the war. Bonhoeffer's last years, his participation in the German resistance and his moral struggle are dramatized in this film. More than just a biographical portrait, Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace sheds light on the little-known efforts of the German resistance. It brings to a wide audience the heroic rebellion of Bonhoeffer, a highly regarded Lutheran minister who should have kept his peace and saved his life on few opportunities but instead paid the ultimate price for his beliefs.
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What a relief to see a movie about the 17th century that does not detail Gerard Depardieu! Unbelievable fashion detailing and territories help a serious history lesson on how melody and theater were key to the success of Louis XIV. One of the greatest exemplars of how young boys measure themselves by their physical abilities, the movie provides a special timeline for the long reign of Louis. He grows from an unsure kid into a confident (well, yes, arrogant) boy -- and partly this is accomplished through his passionate involvement in melody and dance. Think of the foolish Emperor in "Amadeus," saying Mozart there are "too many notes," and then see this depiction of a lord who now understands and appreciates music. Yes, of course, peasants were mistreated and millions starved, but we don't see that part of 17th century France. That is other story, other film. This one is stunningly beautiful; like nice art, some of these photos may never fade from your mind's eye.
le roi danse feels like a french response to the perfect movie "amadeus." a pretty costume movie with sumptuous scenes of dance and song, it takes its liberties with historical accuracy. we never receive too deep into the characters louis xiv, lully or moliere, but with tips of obsessions (homosexual or otherwise) here and there, we understand them all well enough. if you're looking for something entertaining this movie will undoubtedly please, though it won't create you think too hard. many of the reactions viewers have are probably quite visceral -- though the movie talks about the loftiness of dance, it deals with the most primary of human motivations and feelings, of jealousy, lust, desire, horror even. there are a several wince-worthy moments (not for the squeamish), two specifically seem to book-end the film. they're not explicit, just painful, so the squeamish could be okay once these moments pass. le roi danse is not a terribly deep movie, but there's enough there to feel compelled by the characters, thus this is still compelling and astoundingly beautiful. on top of the nice visuals and direction, perfect acting by magimel, terral and karyo all.
Having just seen this movie I was impressed and intrigued enough to wish to comment on it.The topics is quite unusual-the life,rise and court of the popular French lord Louis the fourteenth,the popular "sun king" as seen by his court musician,the not least popular Lully. The style,imagery,artistic means of this movie reminded me of other much talked about movie which also deals with a composer,Forman's Amadeus-in both movies we see certain taste for the dramatic, even overtly theatrical,for haunting and often violent scenes,for the grotesque and almost disturbing. However I prefer a more disturbing,uncomfortable view of history than the typical Hollywood style of idealizing historical characters whether if now good,bad or just complex(a mixture of nice and bad,like most historical characters and most folks really are). The movie is historically somewhat biased,mainly for two reasons: 1.though an necessary part of Louis's reign,Lully's melody wasn't the most necessary affair of state,yet in this movie it is depicted as if it were the only reason of existence for France,the king,s family,his court 2.Lully and Moliere weren't the only artists to contribute to the glamor,luxury,power,glory,cultural achievements and distinctive style everytime linked with the sun-king's reign-there were also architects like Le Brun,Le Vau,Le Notre,tragedy-play writes like Corneille and Racine,literary critics like Boileau,carpenters like Boulle and many other,among whom even the tens of thousands of laborers,who died or became ill while turning,with immense efforts and during decades of relentless work,the inhospitable marshes of Versailles into Europe's most popular and glamorous royal residence... The sun-king is depicted in an awkward,somewhat strange way:the immense opulence of his lifestyle is known,however I everytime pictured him much more formal and reserved,almost arrogant,distant in his majestic dignity,exhaling a spartan sobriety and god-like greatness out of each pore. Without being a parody or caricature of the true Louis,I often got quite the opposite of what I expected-he seems to me vulnerable,lonely,often unloved and misunderstood,unbalanced,craving for appreciation and success(historically,these attitudes can be partly explained by the fact that Louis was at the beginning of his reign,before he gradually became an absolute ruler). And Louis dances...Russel's The Devils seems to anticipate this film,as we see that also Louis the thirteenth,none else than the sun king's father is also depicted as a music-lover,an innate artist rather than a monarch(remember Russel's creation and how the French lord from that movie was depicted wearing almost the same elaborate costumes and performing almost the same histrionic,yet fascinating dance movements),however Russel's intention was to detract French monarchy as decadent,capitalizing on the homophobic reactions the king's slightly effeminate clothing and gesture might cause,especially to the more conservative viewer. A certain homo-erotic message is undoubtedly present,however not in order to deconstruct the myth of the sun-king,it is often hinted how difficult it is for Lully,who anxiously tried to closet his bisexual desires and fit into the heterosexual mainstream,to hold his secret love for the lord hidden well,even if strictly heterosexual in his personal life it is a historical fact that Louis the fourteenth is known to have been an extremely good-looking boy and therefore likely to attract admirers of both genders-I think the actor testing Louis is a nice choice as he both resembles the historical hero and is handsome enough to justify Lully's crush,however a profssional dancer would have also depicted truthfully Louis the showman rather than the politician(or a politician trough his on-stage extravaganza,as an expression of power and a manipulatuive technique),this very side of the king's personality would have been the ideal part,even more than for Magimel or Tarding for brilliant real-life performers Nurejew or Baryshnikow.Another historical hero with whom the sun lord might be compared is the Emperor Nero-he too build an impressive,megalomaniac palace as symbol of his absolute,almost divine power(Versailles being a baroque ver of the legendary Domus Aurea-The House of Gold),both being fascinated of overindulgent self-marketing by comparing themselves to particularly grand and lavish imagery like the sun,the sun-god,gold and the golden age,both of them being known not only as protectors of art but also as performance-Nero scandalized the virtuous Romans with his acting and his often effeminate costumes and parts,just like young Louis shocked the Catholic circle gathered around his aging and strict mother and some exaggeratedly pious and narrow-minded aristocrats,which rather than understanding the beauty of art played the strict moralists(though often immoral themselves). In the end,as we also know from history,the sun-king succeeds to fulfill his dreams of magnificence,however at a high cost,among the ones who payed the price being eventually the court composer himself:Lully got injured while stubbornly insisting to conduct a Te Deum which his monarch didn't even honor with his presence,this injury getting infected and causing Lully's death(this is historical fact,Lully really died this way),the entire movie being,like in Amadeus,a deathbed confession recalling the most necessary moments in the composer's life. Even if Lully's death appears as accidental,useless and stupid,it gave his life the ultimate meaning and apotheosis-by refusing to agree the amputation of the wounded body-part he ultimately sacrificed his life to his sovereign,being the excellent subject,faithful to his master till the end,giving both his work and his love for the lord a noble and uplifting conclusion,defying&defeating all the rumors and irony spread by his many rivals.
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