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 »
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky, who is bright but cautious, holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena. Written by
For his brief driving scene in this movie, Javier Bardem underwent hours of driving instruction and still didn't have a driver's license to show for his efforts when the movie wrapped. See more »
Cristina gets sick when they are at Oviedo for the week-end. The doctor goes to her hotel room and advises her to rest and tells that she became sick because of her ulcer. In another scene, someone asks for a painkiller and she takes aspirin from her purse, despite the fact that aspirin worsens ulcers. However, she could merely carry aspirin in the event family/friends need it, which is what happens during the movie. See more »
Vicky and Cristina decided to spend the summer in Barcelona. Vicky was completing her master's in Catalan Identity, which she had become interested in through her great affection for the architecture of Gaudí. Cristina, who spent the last six months writing, directing, and acting in a 12-minute film which she then hated, had just broken up with yet another boyfriend and longed for a change of scenery. Everything fell into place when a distant relative of Vicky's family who lived in...
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This is unfortunately by far the worst movie made by W. Allen , indisputably one of the greatest masters of comedies , and one of my most favorite directors , actors , writers , but this movie simply falls flat on every count , namely , what the heck is it even about ? Love story , menage -a- trois , even four , is so frivolous , so unrealistic, read , boring , that this makes it the rock bottom of Mr. Allen 's career . Having decided to make the movie in Barcelona just because he happened to get to like the city bang on the spot ,and then inserting a typical Latino artist , who is - what else ! - an irresistible magnet for two ,again typical American flirtatious girlfriends, and the lonely island , and the arrival of his ex , who is , what else , neurotic and repressed genius , but of course unrecognized ,artistic talent , and all these dames falling in love head over heels ,and that is that ! No humor , no coherent story , poor acting , a narrator ,who is driving you nuts with his atrocious commentaries , in one word : a cinematic catastrophe of highest proportions on par with the other feminine gem of this kind : Sex and the City !
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