Farce about a British diplomat to a West Indian island nation who finds his idyllic existance thrown into chaos when a large American drilling company finds a huge source of natural mineral... See full summary »
An English teacher arrives on a sleepy Greek island to take up a vacant teaching post. The last man to hold the post committed suicide under mysterious circumstances. Slowly but surely, he is drawn into a bizarre game engineered by a reclusive local magician. The deeper into the game he is drawn, the more he senses danger... yet cannot seem to untangle himself from the fascinating and compelling influence that the game is having on his mind. Written by
Jonathon Dabell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The train seen at night time below the hotel window supposedly in Athens is actually the Palma to Soller train in Majorca/Mallorca. See more »
This thing, it's like being halfway through a book. You can't just throw it in the dustbin.
So you throw me instead?
I'm trying to be honest.
Honest? It's just like in London. You haven't changed. I'll always be that French girl who slept around. A human boomerang. Throw her away and she'll always come back for another week of duty-free sex.
That's below the belt!
Your natural territory.
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I love this movie. I remember seeing it on the big screen when it first came out and how heightened my state of awareness was on leaving the theater. I've read other professional reviews other than the one by Leonard Maltin that thought it was excellent. For those who find it confusing, perhaps you've missed the whole point of the film itself which seeks to push you to a state of awareness beyond your rational thinking mind. Like a zen koan. Do you remember the lines that Nicholas reads from the book he finds which are from T.S. Eliot's "Little Gidding"?
"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."
Does anyone know where I could get a video tape of this fine film or where I could rent it?
P.S. The film "The Game" which failed miserably in it's attempt to rip off the premise of this film is horrible.
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