Where are we humans going? A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. We meet people in the city. People trying to communicate, searching compassion and get the connection of small and large things.
Bengt C.W. Carlsson
A plain, ordinary man tells us about his work as a real-estate broker, his dead father, his ordinary home and so on in a naturalistic voice, lacking any emotions, looking straight into the ... See full summary »
A family on a ski holiday in the French Alps find themselves staring down an avalanche during lunch one day; in the aftermath, their dynamic has been shaken to its core, with a question mark hanging over their patriarch in particular.
Lisa Loven Kongsli,
In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
I'm convinced that only the most pretentious film snobs see anything of value or comedy in this boring, slow film. The sad old salesmen got tiresome in seconds, and were predictable in any case. The time travelling king and army went too long to be funny. The barmaid giving out drinks for kisses isn't shocking or delightful - at least not to Euro sensibilities. The latter scenes cross so many lines, I can't see how they're reflections on life or human nature or our world - they're horrid. Disconnected, tedious, amorphous and pointless all apply to this over-hyped waste of time. A comedy, this is definitely not. How it got awards can only be explained as Emperor's New Clothes syndrome.
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