An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.
Shot in three countries over a two year period, Boxers and Ballerinas explores the US-Cuba conflict through the eyes of four youths--a boxer and a ballerina in Havana and Santiago de Cuba and a boxer and a ballerina exiled in Miami.
When Charlie Hall encounters an eccentric older woman named Avis Dauphin her life is turned upside down. Avis is convinced that Charlie is an alien life form sent to Earth to record a ... See full summary »
After false reports of his demise put him and his work on the map, an artist decides to continue the charade by posing as his own brother. Soon, a reporter enters his life and has a profound effect on him.
Seventeen year-old Rhoda Williams receives an acceptance letter from MIT and she celebrates with her friends. On the same night, a planet similar and close to Earth is discovered and called Earth 2. Rhoda drives her car looking at Earth 2 and crashes with composer John Burroughs, killing his pregnant wife and his baby son. Rhoda goes to prison and four years later she is released and moves to her parents' house. She finds a job as high-school janitor, but tries to commit suicide. She survives, however, and submits an essay to a contest where the prize is a ticket to travel to Earth 2. Meanwhile the scientists discover that Earth 2 is a mirror of Earth and the synchronicity between the dwellers was interrupted when the planets were seen by each other. One day, Rhoda decides to visit John Burroughs, whose life was destroyed after the death of his family, to admit to him that she had killed his family. However she does not have the nerve to tell him the truth. So she lies and tells him ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Rhoda runs out of the house after the television broadcast, the cameraman's shadow is visible on her for a few seconds. See more »
I saw this image when I was a kid. The photograph of Jupiter taken by NASAs Voyager. Beautiful. But nothing special until shown in rapid succession. Suddenly Jupiter was alive. Breathing. I was hypnotized.
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This movie reminded me of Gattaca. It was in a sci-fi futuristic 'setting' that wasn't really sci-fi at all. Having said that, I liked Gattaca more. This movie is 100% drama. Really the 2nd Earth is just a background topic and it doesn't really have much to do with most of the course of the movie. If you expect absolutely anything sci-fi, not here.
Although a minor detail, I cannot help but be continuously annoyed at the visuals of ~the~ 2nd Earth. At the beginning it mentions on a radio 'look her to see a small blue speck of a newly discovered planet bla bla bla' kinda like us seeing Mars when the lights right. The rest of the movie the planet is fully visible probably about 5x the size of the moon in the sky, you can make out the damn oceans. I know arguing physics in movies is stupid but it just irritates me.
But...the plot was good, convincing and acting was done well. If you like drama's for it in itself this is a pretty good one. To clarify, there is absolutely NO humor in this. Nothing really interesting happens. Just heavy emotional tensions in the characters. Not in me, for clarification.
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