Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Kristin Scott Thomas,
Two stories for the price of one: Lenny works in a video shop and tries to get aquainted with the waitress Lea. Leo beats his pregnant wife, Louise, which is a VERY bad idea, as her brother, Louis, is a violent racist.
Nicolas Winding Refn
Rikke Louise Andersson
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.
The 10 volumes are each named after a trump or Major Arcana card in a traditional Tarot deck. The 22 trump cards in a tarot deck are numbered 0 to 21. The numbers corresponding to the volumes are: the Devil (15), the Lovers (6), the Hermit (9), the Tower (16), the Fool (0), the High Priestess (2), the Magician (1), the Hanged Man (12), the Empress (3), the World (21). Arguably, the meaning of each card loosely relates to the narrative of that volume, not just a character. It is possible that watching the series in the order of the Tarot card numbers (5, 7, 6, 9, 2, 3, 8, 1, 4, 10) will engage those who are exasperated by the pace of the existing sequence of the series. See more »
If you like your series popcorn style - mindless chewable crunchy and fast then stay away.
If not then hang in there.
Even if it's only for Khondji's cinematography.
Ten years from now this series will go down in the annals of filmmaking as iconic and despotic.
It's only failing? This series is before its time.
Before the uninitiated.
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