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We threw a party for our colleagues... our friends. And she found this quote, from Pessoa: "The fields are greener in their description, than in their actual greenness." And somebody said: "Oh, that'a beautiful sentence" and I said: "Yes, but only a few people will ever understand it". And there was this terrible silence. And then she said, my wife: "And I suppose you are one of the chosen few?".
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I should start by saying if you're older (say 45 or more) you should definitely check out this movie. It has some lines in it that are extraordinary and it's worth seeing just for those nuggets. This is one of those movies that talks to you at a personal level. I don't want to describe too much of it because that would ruin the whole point.
But, I will say...
The director moves you along at such a perfect pace that you almost feel like you're floating. The topics aren't casual but he hovers over them at just the right height.
The acting is right on the money, it suits the movie perfectly, no one is out of step.
The story moves seamlessly between past and present, you won't feel a bump anywhere. It's true, the movie is multi-layered, but the straight up story is more than enough.
And the ending is perfect for this type of movie.
It really is worth the watch, but as I mentioned you might need to be a little older to really...
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