Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town. The gruff principal asks what he's running from and predicts he'll be gone in six months.... See full summary »
Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an ... See full summary »
Belle, a young girl is growing up amid the ruins of a long forgotten event. Her playful character and young innocent love for her boyfriend Max become stained by a nonverbal tension that ... See full summary »
Carlijn van Zijtveld,
An ailing Khmer prince falls in love with Maharani Maya of India, his guest. The government of Cambodia sent him a trained nurse named Sopheap, who served him with devotion. But the prince was totally unaware of the rumblings in her heart.
Leon Mortier, a wealthy publisher, whilst driving through the forest one day, stops when he sees Lulu walking down the long narrow road. She gets into the car. Leon is amused and intrigued ... See full summary »
The lives of four lonely people living through the routine and silence in the south. They meet to eat, walk through the beach, take the ferry or simply accompany each other without needing ... See full summary »
When the girl is taking a street car late at night, she waits at the door to get out at the next stop. The Cameraman is clearly visible during this shot in the right window until the scene ends. See more »
Being rooted in the films of the 1950s/'60s/'70s, and with a liking for movies of even earlier decades, I approach contemporary items with extreme caution. 'Crepuscule' came to my attention quite by chance. It is fairly short (an hour and ten minutes); there is no dialogue and no story. It's a study of loneliness, I suppose. Nellie Benner plays a young woman who arrives in the city (Amsterdam), takes a room and gets a job in a carwash. She is isolated a bit odd and rather frightened, and her mental state deteriorates from bad to worse. Ms Benner handles her character's changes of personality very well, and makes us care about her. The scenes are thoughtfully shot in black-and-white and beautifully lit; the music and sound effects are interesting. It's a haunting film; the noir-ish rainy streets and night lights and many other images stay with you. I can't fault it.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?