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Careful (1992)

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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle McCulloch ...
Grigorss
Gosia Dobrowolska ...
Zenaida
Sarah Neville ...
Klara
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Johann
Paul Cox ...
Count Knotkers
Victor Cowie ...
Herr Trotta
Michael O'Sullivan ...
Blind Ghost
Vince Rimmer ...
Franz
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Sigleinde
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Frau Teacher
Ross McMillan ...
Chief Steward
Leith Clark ...
Butler Blore
Glen Hubich ...
Butler Schrammel
Brendan Carruthers ...
Mortician
George Toles ...
Countess Knotkers
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In the Alpine village of Tolzbad in the 1800s, the townsfolk talk quietly and restrain their movements lest they incur avalanches. This atmosphere lends itself to repressed emotions - shown through the parallel stories of butler student Johann lusting after his mother (an old flame of the mysterious Count Knotkers) and Klara's attraction to her father (who lusts after his other daughter), leading to duels and suicidal plunges galore. All this is shot in the style of an early German sonal film, complete with intertitles, crackly sound-track and 'hand-tinted' colour effects. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Fascinating Homage
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If you are a fan of German Expressionism, then you will enjoy this modern homage to a beautiful and arresting style perceived and captured wonderfully by Guy Maddin. There is a ton of symbolism and exploration of the sexual taboos found in both the Oedipus and Cassandra complexes of Greek mythology while allowing for quite humorous character developments which certainly make the film that much more enjoyable than just an "art" film. Maddin's use of light and especially color adds to the classic expressionist model which gets a gorgeous injection of modern fare. While I can enjoy the notion of one reviewer calling this a cross between "The Wizard of Oz and Eraserhead", I definately saw this as a much more direct colorful homage to "Caligari" than anything Lynch-esque. There is not the mind-numbing mixture of light and sound which generates its own tension but rather a playful use of sets and characters which surmount to quite a comical time. That is not to say there is not a scene or two that would make a horror fan happy but they are very straight forward and even amusing.


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