Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old ...
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When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in ... See full summary »
The son of the owner of a large Italian cheese factory is kidnapped, but as the factory is on the verge of bankruptcy the owner hatches a plan to use the ransom money as reinvestment in the... See full summary »
Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a ... See full summary »
After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »
Bernardo Bertolucci, along with co-scenarist Gianni Amico, used Dostoievski's 1846, pre-imprisonment novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which they moved to Italy and updated to the pro-Vietcong student-protest present,
Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plot-less images of old people with television sets for heads, a beautiful woman having sex, and overall confusion; and an old man reminiscing over his youth.Written by
I saw this movie twice and going to look once again Bertolucci's and Michael Radford's segments.
So, my experience talks: it's not right choice for looking at 11 p.m. after hard work day. For looking non-commercial cinema you must have just a little open mind.
It's a real pleasure, that all contributions so different, from simple mixed own old works, as Jean-Luc Godard has done to Bertolucci's talented and deep adaptation a mythological story of water to modern life. You know, that all of them started from one place - 10 minutes limit and theme - about time. After all, you see eight author's ways and points of view.
One of them I find too bore ("Vers Nancy"). Two another - unexpected not interesting ("Ten Minutes After", "Dans le noir du temps"). That's worst what I can say about.
Even against my opinion that director must not work as DJ, but create something new, Jiri Menzel's elegant, warm and simple contribution hold on. Exactly such effect after cool emotionless sci-fi "Addicted to the Stars". New James Bond looks convincingly in every role of someone, who is completely devoted one idea.
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