Zurich, 1958. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »
The film follows the parallel lives of two brothers of Danish ancestry in the "Pampas" of the Brazilian-Argentine-Uruguayan rural area. The rough life these "gauchos" (South American ... See full summary »
Carlos Hugo Christensen
José de Abreu,
Maria Zilda Bethlem
A couple find balance, and each other, however hurdles may present themselves.
A man, discovering that life is, well, perhaps not what he expected of it, finds refuge (or perhaps salvation) in a country estate. Here he manipulates and interprets several fragments of his life for us. And a period of reassessment ensues. He finally comes to understand the parent within him. The longer term perspective. He's just getting old and this is not enough.
Perhaps a metaphysical journey, he thinks about what he has read and studied, that which makes him up. The mind. Philosophical characters stream throughout. However, eventually, a magnificent balance is discovered.
The authors of this work have done a magnificent job. There were many beautifully crafted and wonderfully conceived moments in this film.
Metaphors abound. However I find the relationship of this man to that of life, out there, to be the most moving.
I can think of no film that promotes the art of filmmaking more as a noble and worthy profession.
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