An unfinished film about a woman in a remote village, who dies only to rise from her coffin during the funeral. The woman is heralded as a saint, although it turns out she has a rare disorder that slows the heart-rate.
Jacob Asch is hired by Gerald McMurty to find his ex-wife Laine and their son in Palm Springs. Jacob finds Laine and a teenager named Donnie who may or may not be Gerald's son. He also ... See full summary »
Principal photography took place in November & December 2018 in Morocco and Italy. See more »
Colonialism then and now
Set in the 19th century in an unnamed Asian frontier post, this story describes how imperialism and colonialism disrupts the lives of ordinary people.
Mark Rylance is the magistrate of a peaceful settlement where the biggest crime is a pig invading a neighbour's garden brilliantly acting an excellent script based in a prize winning novel,.
Johnny Depp is the sinister policeman from the capital who suspects a rebellion and uses torture to get "confessions"
A young nomadic girl who is a victim is befriended by the magistrate.
The story is well told and the scenery spectacular- deserts and mountains.
What is very well done by this film set in the past is that the methods of the policeman, the attitude of the empire , and the whole issue or race and occupation are as relevant today , and this is an allegory of what is happening in the Middle East, the Congo and elsewhere at this very moment.
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