The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important ... See full summary »
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The ... See full summary »
Antoine Doinel joined the army but has just been discharged. The film tells his reunion with Christine Darbon, the girl he was in love with before the beginning of the film, and his ... See full summary »
Marc (Michel Piccoli) recruits Alex (Denis Lavant), son of his former, now dead colleague. Alex is a card shark with a big dream to go out to the world and leave his own mark. His ... See full summary »
The assuming of responsibility by individuals, the use of science for man and not against him, the duty of truth to increase the stature of people, all together: these are the important themes this movie debates in allegorical form. Roles are performed by non professional actors and actresses. Written by
In CAMMINA CAMMINA ("Keep on Walking") Ermanno Olmi has recreated the journey of the Magi as it might have been enacted by a village full of Italian peasants. Some refuse to make the trip; some drop out grumbling along the way; some persevere in search of a miracle - and all for the best of reasons. Olmi knows the strengths and limitations of the human spirit, ancient or contemporary, and fills his sublime and haunting pageant with suspense, gentle comedy, and ironic climax. This is a biblical story for our time, etched in a visual style as clear and mysterious as faith itself. What a tragedy that this towering film is virtually unknown in the United States except for presentations at a few international film festivals.
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