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Portrait of God (2001)

A now middle-aged director's search for the world's most wanted person - who's God? how does s/he look like?. This search, started within the walls of his own home, ultimately takes him to ... See full summary »

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Jon Bang Carlsen
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A now middle-aged director's search for the world's most wanted person - who's God? how does s/he look like?. This search, started within the walls of his own home, ultimately takes him to the gigantic Pollsmoor penitentiary in Cape Town, South Africa, where he has the chance to talk with murderers, robbers and rapists that appear to have now found comfort in religion. Written by andy birkedahl

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Denmark

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English | Danish | Xhosa

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20 April 2001 (Denmark) See more »

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Portreto tou Theou See more »

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South Africa

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C&C Productions See more »
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Himself - Narrator: How do you shadow a person that doesn't cast a shadow?
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16 October 2004 | by exConSee all my reviews

We saw this movie in religion class, and there was a wide agreement that this was not something one would want to see again. This is just painfully boring to watch. Carlsen asks different people in South Africa about their religious thoughts, especially God, and who he/she is. 'Who is God' is a repeated so many times, you would not ask anyone about it after having watched the movie. Carlsen enters the role as a religious outsider; he asks people without having made up his mind first. That seems OK, but it just does not give you a reason to watch the movie. Some of the prisoners in the South African prison that is visited has some interesting thoughts, but Carlsen's way of interviewing is just too boring. Unless you have a strong urge to see a movie dealing with religion and how people are affected by it (even though the movie only briefly manages to tell us that), you should stay clear of this one.


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