13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From ... See full summary »
The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »
A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe.... See full summary »
Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life. As his girlfriend builds herself a career as a pop singer, Paul becomes more ... See full summary »
Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them ... See full summary »
An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince".
I've thought about this movie for 8 years and finally decided to comment tonight. It still is disturbing to look back on. I clearly remember the outstanding cinematography and artistic direction. I saw it in the film festival - watching was not pleasurable (I can see suffering from bad dreams after viewing it) - but you have to admire the creativity and execution. I've never seen a film's mood have such a profound impact on friends.
In fact, the mounting tension (mostly thru pacing, lack of dialog, and the way you'll start to feel like YOU, the audience, are in a mental institution) drove my friend to flee the theater. Really. He ran out because he "just couldn't take it any more".
I bet at least 1/2 the people in the world would walk out - either because they are bored, confused, or disturbed by the film. But if you set out realizing you'll need to invest your attention, emotion, and patience, you'll be rewarded with an unforgettable film. And it is great for discussion with friends afterward.
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?