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While playing his trombone one Sunday, the enthusiastic Zero sees Beatrix and falls in love. He returns the next week to express his feelings, and it's mutual. Over the next few months, ... See full summary »

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While playing his trombone one Sunday, the enthusiastic Zero sees Beatrix and falls in love. He returns the next week to express his feelings, and it's mutual. Over the next few months, they spoon, kiss, and find happiness. Then, she receives a letter from Kabul, demanding that she return to the palace of the grand vizier. The lovers part, heartbroken. Zero tries expressing himself to a woman on the street. He meets derision. Then, news of Beatrix. Does this romance end in smiles or tears? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Surrealism meets German Expressionism.
4 November 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the first and last film I've seen that tells in the opening credits how much it cost to make! According to these credits, it's impressionistic and cost $200! How interesting.

The film begins with an oddly costumed man playing a trombone. When he sees a lovely girl, he begins dancing about in a Caligari-inspired set. They then fall in love and time passes--during which time be continues to play his trombone for her. The look of this film is like merging the German Expressionism of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with Surrealism--and it makes for a film that the average Joe would NOT enjoy in the least! Although, I am sure, Salvador Dali would have adored the film-as well as people under the influence of LSD! Pretty weird but amazing for only $200! Worth seeing if you are an artsy sort of person of it you are dying for something different--and it IS different!


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