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Partisan (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

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Ariel Kleiman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Gregori
Florence Mezzara ... Susanna
Esther Blaser-Tokarev Esther Blaser-Tokarev ... Nurse
Charlotte Miller Charlotte Miller ... Baby Alexander / Baby Martin
Jeremy Chabriel ... Alexander
Katalin Hegedus Katalin Hegedus ... Magdalena
Daniel Vernikovski Daniel Vernikovski ... Andre
Samuel Eydlish Samuel Eydlish ... Ruben
Csenge Birloni Csenge Birloni ... Ruth
Sapidah Kian Sapidah Kian ... Maria
Zsofia Stavropoulos Zsofia Stavropoulos ... Bella
Viviana Martinez Viviana Martinez ... Sophia
Alexander Dahlberg Alexander Dahlberg ... Nicholas
Anna Eydlish Anna Eydlish ... Irene
Natalia Gorbacheva Natalia Gorbacheva ... Sylvia
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

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A World within will not sustain the will to freedom.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Partizán See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Waltz in B Minor, Op 62, no. 2
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Daniel Lopatin
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Artistic & Philosophical Australian Indie About Determined Detachment
27 December 2015 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

Colorfully decorated sets and Art-Design paint a cheerfully bleak existence of a "Family" of self isolated misfits and victims of a larger Society that have isolated themselves from the "Hurt" of reality.

Likable but verging on insanity, charming like most Cult-Leaders, Vincent Cassel is slowly shown to be a manipulative maniac giving refuge to single Women with Children. What transpires is a depressing scenario.

This offbeat, low-budget Australian Movie has Philosophical, Psychological, and Societal things on its mind and delivers engaging but erratic implications of the Human condition, its strengths and shortcomings.

Worth a watch for its Artistry but the deep subject matter is never fully thought out and seems a shortcut with its ambiguous storytelling. Much needed background to make it convincing and insightful is never supplied to the viewer and that does this ambitious little Film a disservice.

Because in the end the extremely interesting and always good to look at Movie is big on display but does not have what is most needed in this type of thing, information for involvement.


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