A group of film students and actors from Toronto camp out on the property of one of this town's only residents. Brandon, the camera man, starts noticing strange things on the tapes, and ... See full summary »
In his livingroom, Earl Tremblay shows us the movie of his life. The main character is bilingual and schizophrenic. He becomes a car salesman, and a host in a stripper club before he goes into politics.
At the start of the 20th century, a man lives in solitude on an island. One day on the mainland, he saves a young woman from some nasty folk and takes her with him to his island. Her former captors soon find the island as well.
Axel Heyst lives on a secluded island near the Dutch East Indies port of Surabaya. The year is 1913. While on personal business to the port, he visits the hotel owned by racist German ... See full summary »
I saw just a part of this movie and it hit me how much the "going up the river" part reminded me of Apocalypse Now: a small group of people in a small boat, going into a hostile backcountry to meet a renegade, a man who rejected his superior's orders to live in a place where he is the law and nothing is like anywhere else. And the narrator slowly but surely builds up his portrait of this character which he will finally meet. I did not see the end, but I wouldn't even be surprised to learn that the narrator kills Eddy in his chambers as a moose is ritually slaughtered outside.
Apart from that, it was okay, but not good enough to make me watch it entirely.
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