A man returns from South America to Germany and finds his sister has developed a cocaine habit. The drug is having adverse effects on her health, but he has to outsmart the drug pushers ... See full summary »
Urged by famous airman Ellissen the Lennartz Company puts into reality the project proposed by his friend Droste: F.P.1, a huge floating platform in the Atlantic that makes long-distance ... See full summary »
Pinter's semi-autobiographical play examining the surprise attraction, shy first steps, gradual flowering, and treasonous deception of a woman's extramarital affair with her husband's best ... See full summary »
1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President Machado has headed Cuba for seven years. The latest measure of that tyranny is the outlawing of public gatherings of more than four... See full summary »
One of the greatest character and plot driven classic crime thrillers.
If this film were a song, it would rival, "Satisfaction," Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony," or perhaps a Miles Davis composition for all you jazz fans!! What was especially intriguing about this film was how all the elements complement one another like a properly spiced Chinese or Italian meal. You leave the table with a sense of satisfaction, joy and as though your time on Earth, at least the last 80 minutes or so, were spent wisely. It will be interesting to watch actors ACT, a plot DEVELOP, the underlying theme respected and the writer's vision followed with great care!! This film will give you the sense that a TEAM of professionals worked passionately and painstakingly in a coordinated and deliberate manner to manufacture a conscious effect upon the viewer. You feel treated as a well-respected member of a brotherhood of a almost forgotten art form. Peter Laurie, the antagonist of the story, plays his hand brilliantly and steadily in a realistic manner instead of relying upon stereotypes. The leader of the underworld, (actor unknown) appears to control his people with the skill of a puppet-master and reminds one of the notorious Joseph Goebbels, masterful manipulator of the truth pulling the strings behind the scenes. The film has well-defined boundaries, brilliant sets and props that bring a certain charm and realism to the film's character and a cast nicely suited to keep the viewer focused upon the illusion that you are watching a documentary, not a feature film.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this