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Tsui Shan Tsang
Kang Ren Wu,
Kwok Keung Cheung
A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times.
At 48:38, when Zula meets Wiktor in Paris, they kiss each other under the sign "Place Emile Goudeau" and he says "I was waiting for you". It might be an Easter egg for "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett as the French pronunciation of Goudeau sounds just like the American one for Godot. See more »
Two hearts, four eyes Oh, oh, oh What cried during all day and night Oh, oh, oh That black eyes, which you cry are not able to meet you again
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A musician and his muse carry out an on-again-off-again romance in the two decades following WWII.
"Cold War" left me feeling like my lack of understanding about Poland and post-war Polish identity prevented me from fully appreciating this movie. The whole time I was watching it, I felt like there was something I was missing. But I have to judge a movie based on my personal reaction to it, and this one left me cold. The two leads have little chemistry, and the movie doesn't make a compelling case that these two damaged souls can't live without each other. We're just told they can't, but we're never shown. Because I didn't care about their relationship, and I didn't much care for them as individuals (we never learn very much about either of them), I never felt vested in anything happening and I couldn't care less about whether they ended up together, apart, alive, or dead.
The film has some rapturous followers, so I'll have to just live with the fact that I missed the boat on this one.
Nominated for three Oscars at the upcoming 2018 Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film (Poland), Best Director (Pawel Pawlikowski), and Best Cinematography.
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