Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death --- a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, ... See full summary »
Filmed over nearly five years in twenty-five countries on five continents, and shot on seventy-millimetre film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders.
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This Scandinavian production draws on some of the observational strategies of Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi, allowing us to reflect on patterns and phenomena of human and natural existence from both intimate and sweeping viewpoints.
... Through the years i've seen movies which have impressed me in a way where i got a feeling that there were intelligent movie makers out there, saying and doing something relevant. Movies like; Harold & Maude, Catch-22, Bad Boy Bubby, Nashville, And the ship sails on, Last exit to Brooklyn... were like that to me.
But when I saw those movies again some 10-15 years later, none of them was that impressive anymore...
Now i've seen LPCI two times, first in 1999 and now 7 years later. It's impact on me was the same on both viewings.
It is the most human and least pretentious movie iv'e seen. It has the purest aesthetics mixed with the most honest philosophy, i've witnessed in any art. It reveals the essence of man in the universe, in a way which is unabsorbed by trivialities. It is very relevant, very humble and very beautiful, and I think it has a potential of curing stupidity.
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