A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited.
Set in 1980s seaside England, this is the story of Edward, an unusual ten year old boy growing up in an old people's home run by his parents. Whilst his mother struggles to keep the family ... See full summary »
Matthew Morgan is a retired American professor in his 80s, a widower. He lives in Paris and speaks no French. Since his wife's death, he's marking time. His curiosity is piqued when he meets Pauline Laubie, half his age, a dance instructor. She's also a solitary person but wants the connection of family. She believes she's found that in Matthew, and she attends to him during a hospitalization. When his two adult children arrive from the U.S. to check on their father, they are certain Pauline is a gold digger, and she's confounded by the distance between father and children. The daughter heads home, the son remains. Is there any way that Pauline fits in? Written by
The line spoken by Michael Caine which is a constant theme in the movie "There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" is lyrics from the Leonard Cohen song Anthem. See more »
All I knew was, I didn't want to be like my father. And I ended up just like him.
Your children and grandchildren don't want you to die, Matthew. And I don't want you to die. So you're out numbered. Have a rain check.
"Take" a rain check.
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Composed and Produced by Nathan Stornetta
Performed by Clement Sean Rooney
Published by Remote Control Tunes See more »
Michael Caine is getting old. Playing an old man, acting or real? He is at his best. Gone is his dry humor and whit, gone is also his regular British accent (apart from a few strongly emotional scenes when he suddenly looses the American accent he is supposed to have).
This is a very odd movie, difficult to put into any frame. The acting is nothing else but superb, not a single moment without complete realism.
Watch this move alone or with your significant other, do not forget the paper napkins, because this is very emotional. My eyes are still wet, this is a movie that will remain in my mind for a long time.
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