Drama • 2002 • 1 hr 39 min
A little gimmicky and a little pretentious, but still worth a watch.
Masterfully made, the entire film is one long take with no cuts. Not for everyone, but very beautiful none the less.
Makes you feel like an intruder in history. Beautifully filmed in one long take.
Beautiful, the visual style and techniques mesmerise. However, style takes front and center, so for many this could fall flat.
The visuals are the movie. Not much of a story but a delight nonetheless.
I can understand why some may view this as style-over-substance, but there is meaning and purpose to the one-take technique. A masterpiece.
Simply breathtaking. One continuous shot capturing the unreal beauty of the Hermitage and its historical figures! A feast for the eyes
Technically amazing and possibly fascinating to those with an in depth knowledge of Russian history, but not for the casual viewer.
the girls that gets it gets it the girls that doesn't get it don't
More clever than good. This film is one of those “one shot” movies that leave you wondering what the point was.
A group of Anglican nuns, led by Sister Clodagh, are sent to a mountain in the Himalayas. The climate in the region is hostile and the nuns are housed in an odd old palace. They work to establish a school and a hospital, but slowly their focus shifts. Sister Ruth falls for a government worker, Mr. Dean, and begins to question her vow of celibacy. As Sister Ruth obsesses over Mr. Dean, Sister Clodagh becomes immersed in her own memories of love.
Beautiful young manicurist Carole suffers from androphobia (the pathological fear of interaction with men). When her sister and roommate, Helen, leaves their London flat to go on an Italian holiday with her married boyfriend, Carole withdraws into her apartment. She begins to experience frightful hallucinations, her fear gradually mutating into madness.
As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's attempted suicide, caused by his discovery of her extramarital affair. The self-loathing, suicidal Karin seems to regard her sister with revulsion. Only Anna, the deeply religious maid who lost her young child, seems able to offer Agnes solace and empathy.
With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.
The story of a donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly.
This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life event—the arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf—as the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves.
A boy experiences first love, friendships and injustices growing up in 1960s Taiwan.
Alexander, a journalist, philosopher and retired actor, celebrates a birthday with friends and family when it is announced that nuclear war has begun.