Andie MacDowell portrays a woman who is tormented by the ghost of her abusive, alcoholic husband. She must come to terms with the past if she is to find peace and love. Samuel le Bihan is a... See full summary »
The life and battles of James I, King of Aragon (a.k.a. King Conqueror), the most renowned of the Spanish medieval kings of Aragon (1213-1276), who added the Kingdom of Valencia, the ... See full summary »
Juan Diego Botto,
Dostoevsky-inspired drama set in 1900s Prague about a bored arrogant playboy who spends time seducing other men's wives and dueling. He begins an affair with his friend's wife, but falls in love with her. She becomes pregnant. Is it his?
After reuniting with his mother in Ho Chi Minh City, a family tragedy causes Binh to flee from Viet Nam to America. Landing in New York, Binh begins a road trip to Texas, where his American father is said to live.
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Prejudice, perfidy, love, and bravery in Québec. In 1779, a priest on his deathbed receives a young woman. Flash back 20 years: Marie-Loup, an herb-dispensing peasant, falls for François, a man of property. The priest's perfidy and the treachery of a soldier separate the lovers and set in motion a chain of events leading to a death, a trial, and an execution. The action unfolds against a backdrop of England's take-over of French-Canada, the Church's manipulations to maintain spiritual hegemony, and the limited rights of woman and indigenous peoples. Watching it all is Marie-Loup's daughter, named France, who, when grown, is the dying priest's visitor in prelude and coda. Written by
This is the one major problem with this film, along with a good deal of
québecois' biggest movies: Done in a pretentious way by pretentious
It's really sad, but "big shots" movie makers (driving Dodge
Stratus...) from this province believes They Got the Thruth, They Know
What the Little People Like.
We're not a rich province, every time a big movie like this (30
millions?!!?) is made, it's cutting off a lot of others who won't see
their movie made because of lack of governmental help. So it generates
mediocrity; only movies from "friends of the family" are going to be
I sound angry and I am. I went see Nouvelle-France expecting a journey
in the lives of my ancestors, but i found myself stuck in a pool of
inconsistencies: french accent (we gotta please our cousins, so f***
our québecois' language)and lack of historical research is only a few.
Add a campy love story and the same music score playing again and again
and dumb québecois' viewer is gonna open up and ask for more. I'm glad
this pretentious piece of s*** didn't do as planned by the Dodge
stratus Big Shots... It's gonna help movie makers who aren't in the
very restrained "movie business" of Québec.
Rent Cruising Bar instead and have a real good time.
PS: I'll never forgive them for ruining such an awesome title.
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