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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen to the ideas of this brilliant woman and discuss how her ideas can work in their own politician and poet lives. Written by
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Thomas Harriman (John Heard) recited almost the entire poem "Los Enigmas" by Pablo Neruda. The last part of it says: "I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand, impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny, made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot, letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl. I am nothing but the empty net which has gone on ahead of human eyes, dead in those darknesses, of fingers accustomed to the triangle, longitudes on the timid globe of an orange. I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind." See more »
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A film set in a beautiful French castle, about three people discussing the fate of the world, peppering their topics with politics, altruism and existentialism.
No, not something that would be a box office blockbuster, nor a film that would attract "Rambo" fans, but this film grabs you by the frontal lobes and makes you THINK! Something that many Americans are apparently afraid to do. Those who panned this film are apparently those who would have difficulty sitting through an opera or any film with subtitles.
Listening to people talk and express their innermost beliefs is akin to voyeurism. This film seemingly does WITH words what "Koyaanisqatsi (1983)" and "Powaqqatsi (1988)" did WITHOUT words (Irony: Philip Glass composed music for all three films).
If you prefer putting your brain on hold when watching a film, this isn't for you. But if you want your philosophy to be put through it's paces, watch this!
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