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The Cathedral (2002)
"Katedra" (original title)

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An explorer visits what appears to be the ruins of a gothic cathedral. There seem to be some strange statues, though, whose faces follow him as he makes his way to the end; the sun comes out, and he stops at the edge of a cliff.

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Is religion the opiate of the people, or something darker? A pilgrim happens on an unfinished cathedral, with Gothic vaults and Gaudiesque echoes, poised on the edge of a cliff. As he walks through, statuary appears, and these figures hold the key to the essence of religion. Do insight and discovery await the pilgrim? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Right before the eclipse ends, stars look like lines instead of point, like on a picture taken over several minutes. See more »

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Visually a treat, extraordinary CGI!
29 February 2004 | by (Tucson AZ) – See all my reviews

While having just the barest of a discernable storyline and no plot to speak of (at least not one that I could find), this matters not a whit in my eyes. This is a treat for the eyes, first and foremost, an absolutely breathtaking piece of work. This blows the "crowd" scenes in Gladiator away, though that is admittedly not a difficult feat to manage. I suspect that Gladiator had a larger budget for SFX alone than was spent on Katedra in its entirety and the lead in Katedra is likely more amiable and personable (if just as laconic) than the chap in Gladiator. Quite impressive, even if work done three or four years from now makes this look like a Model T compared to a Rolls. Nominated for an Academy Award and deservingly so. Most highly recommended.


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