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Two interlaced stories unfold over the course of the same long, hot day in the once lush and now decadent resort town of Acapulco. The first involves the beautiful and cool Fernanda, who is... See full summary »
Ray and Ramona are a young couple. They hate injustice of the social context they are part of. Each from their own niche - Ramona as a musician, Ray as an activist - try to fight for a more... See full summary »
Jack is an undercover cop infiltrating a criminal gang. Things go pear-shaped when Jack's chancer pal does a runner with a box belonging to the boss and ends up in a perilous situation which threatens to explode into disaster.
When English Mark surprises his American bride Holly with her dream honeymoon to Portugal she cant believe her luck. Mark goes to great trouble to organise everything for her. They arrive ... See full summary »
The bitter-sweet story, told in flashbacks,of a man over fifty who spent his lifetime fascinated by women and the sexual power they exerted on him. This film celebrates eroticism. It ... See full summary »
Charlie is a London youngster who,with his friends,indulges in streaking and petty crime. However he aspires to better himself though his reckless friend Justin ruins his chances of working... See full summary »
A Mexican upper-class family suffers a great loss. After a while everyone seems to go on with their lives. But after 11 years, everyone will start to remember that tragedy and start the ... See full summary »
Rafael Sánchez Navarro,
I just came out of the movie and I'm still under shock. No doubt, two scenes are very hard to stand as spectator. But on the other hand, it's "just" the illustration of what we read every couple of days or weeks in newspapers and what's happening more and more frequently in suburbs
in our neighborhood. And the word "just" is exactly the problem and
one of the key points of the film: we are overwhelmed by horrible news and brutalized be medias (including music videos, video games, etc). Sooner or later we risk to blind us (e.g. with drugs) and/or to loose sensitiveness. When everything has the taste of "déjà vi" nothing will touch us any more. The setting remembered me to Fargo (from the Coen brothers): an extremely boring place in the middle of nowhere. But psychologically "The great ecstasy" is much more complex with a lot of matter of discussion: lack of communication even inside families, disillusion, no future ambiance, integration, lack of fathers and Oedipus-complex, puberty and virility, etc.
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