A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in ...
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A US politician visits his poet friend in Mont. St. Michael, France. While walking through the medieval island discussing their philosophies of life they happen upon Sonja, a scientist in recluse, who joins in their conversation. The two men listen to the ideas of this psychotic woman, heck bent on revenge, and discuss how her ideas can work in their own politician and poet lives.Written by
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Thomas Harriman (John Heard) recited almost the entire poem "Los Enigmas" by Pablo Neruda. The last part of it says: "I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand, impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny, made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot, letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl. I am nothing but the empty net which has gone on ahead of human eyes, dead in those darknesses, of fingers accustomed to the triangle, longitudes on the timid globe of an orange. I walked around as you do, investigating the endless star, and in my net, during the night, I woke up naked, the only thing caught, a fish trapped inside the wind." See more »
...but to blame all this on a French philosopher who's been dead for 300 years, isn't that a little out of proportion? Maybe even a little eccentric?
No. Not if I'm right.
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I had first seen the trailer for this movie when watching Kafka & was instantly interested. It was well worth the money I spent! This movie really made me think. Sam Waterston (LAW & ORDER) was excellent in this role. He was just facinating in his diversity of acting. Liv Ulman who I had never seen until this movie kept me listening & John Heard was great too. If you like to think & like to watch just strict drama I recommend watching this movie. You have to be ready to just sit & watch . There is not body count or sex in this film. It's just pure, simple & facinating thinking. Oh yeah & catch Kafka if you can too great movie!
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