A new literature teacher, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman named Alberto but chooses ... See full summary »
In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life. He has become an alcoholic drug addict and at the start of the movie wants... See full summary »
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Connecticut.
A new literature teacher, Ulises, comes to a small town near the sea and falls in love with a young woman, Martina. This woman is loved by a rich businessman named Alberto but chooses Ulises. Soon after their marriage and the birth of their son, Ulises vanishes while fishing at sea. In the meanwhile Martina marries Alberto, but all is not what it seems... Written by
Bigas Luna has produced another captivating film. Though my Spanish isn't great, I saw the movie shortly after its release in Madrid, in Castellano (Spanish). The dialogue is playful and poetic, but the movie stands on its own without it.
A very visual film, with dramatic sweeping views reminiscent of an italian art film, the repetition and rythm of the film reflect the words from Homer's Odyssey that are echoed through it and that form the basis of the plot line. A must see for anyone who loves or is in love.
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