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A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation. Written by
Fredrik Klasson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This film is just so amazingly interesting and well done. This surrealistic masterpiece is the first one of this century.
People calling it a series of meaningless vignettes clearly couldn't understand anything, if there's one thing in this whole movie, is MEANING. Meaning in every little detail of each one of those 46 shots. This is a movie about human condition and how we live with it.
The story is set on an apocalyptic night when, we asume, the world is about to end, se people, and us, start to think about our place in the universe and our place in our own hearts. The main character, a family man who burns his own bussines just to get the insurance money is just the first metaphore of our consumist, unhappy and life wasting society, in which everyone makes it all to satisfy their needs, even, of course, the sacrifice of their youth (which is shown in one of the most memorables scenes in movie history).
It's critical and often so cynical you just want to go, cause it's too cruel to listen to what it has to say, but in it's basicly human characters, you'll find the heart beneath the sarcasm, and you just might get moved.
This is terrific, like nothing I've ever seen before, and although I'm still waiting to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, I know this is the first really challenging and memorable (unforgettable) movie from the 21st century, a definitive masterpiece and a true classic, and as far as I'm concerned, one of the best movies I've ever seen.
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