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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 21:06 Comments Off

The Headsman

This Simon Aeby’s scope period drama uses its narrative to explore conflicts and tensions during the notorious 16th century Inquisition. Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Peter McDonald play Martin and Georg, two men who meet and bond as youths in a European monastery, then part ways and diverge paths; Georg becomes a cleric at a nearby abbey, Martin a soldier in the Army. The adult men reconnect following a fifteen year absence, and not long after, Martin (in the face of overwhelming dissuasion from Georg) falls head over heels in love with Anna – a social outcast because of her father’s role as executioner. Martin and Anna marry, and – in a beat that recalls Berlanga’s El Verdugo – Martin is forced to enter his father’s line of work as a decapitator – a role he performs fluidly and effectively. Trouble brews, however, on two fronts: from Fabio, a handicapped local who covets Martin’s new job, and from an Inquisitor (legendary playwright Steven Berkoff) who arrives to oversee George’s execution when the local archbishop grows dissatisfied with him – forcing Martin to step in and act as George’s salvation. Meanwhile, Brother Bernhard schemes to rob the church of stability.

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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 21:06 2 Comments

The Headsman

This Simon Aeby’s scope period drama uses its narrative to explore conflicts and tensions during the notorious 16th century Inquisition. Nikolaj Coster Waldau and Peter McDonald play Martin and Georg, two men who meet and bond as youths in a European monastery, then part ways and diverge paths; Georg becomes a cleric at a nearby abbey, Martin a soldier in the Army. The adult men reconnect following a fifteen year absence, and not long after, Martin (in the face of overwhelming dissuasion from Georg) falls head over heels in love with Anna – a social outcast because of her father’s role as executioner. Martin and Anna marry, and – in a beat that recalls Berlanga’s El Verdugo – Martin is forced to enter his father’s line of work as a decapitator – a role he performs fluidly and effectively. Trouble brews, however, on two fronts: from Fabio, a handicapped local who covets Martin’s new job, and from an Inquisitor (legendary playwright Steven Berkoff) who arrives to oversee George’s execution when the local archbishop grows dissatisfied with him – forcing Martin to step in and act as George’s salvation. Meanwhile, Brother Bernhard schemes to rob the church of stability.

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Sunday, June 6th, 2010 18:06 Comments Off

Ne te retourne pas

Jeanne a writer, married, with two children – starts to see unsettling changes in her home. Her body is beginning to change. No one around her seems to notice. Her family dismisses these fears as the result of the stress of having to finish her next book, but Jeanne realizes that something far deeper, far more disturbing is taking place. A photograph at her mother’s house sends her in search of a woman in Italy. Here, transformed into another woman, RosaMaria, she will discover the strange secret of her true identity.

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Saturday, June 5th, 2010 20:06 Comments Off

Humans

A team of several researchers travel to the Swiss Alps to investigate a scientific discovery on human evolution. The trip, however, turns into a deadly fight for survival when the team crash into a gully and find themselves falling prey to someone…or something.

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Saturday, June 5th, 2010 20:06 Comments Off

Humans

A team of several researchers travel to the Swiss Alps to investigate a scientific discovery on human evolution. The trip, however, turns into a deadly fight for survival when the team crash into a gully and find themselves falling prey to someone…or something.

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 20:06 Comments Off

Girl with a Pearl Earring

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl With A Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence . This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl’s life. Griet, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer, played by British actor Colin Firth. Vermeer’s wealthy patron and sole means of support, Van Ruijven, commissions him to paint Griet with the intent that he will have her for himself before it is finished. She must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer’s wife, avoid Van Ruijven’s grasp, and protect herself from the cruel gossip of the world of a 17th century servant.

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Friday, June 4th, 2010 05:06 3 Comments

L’amour caché

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010 01:06 1 Comment

Kruistocht in spijkerbroek

The Fifteen year old Dolf uses a prototype time machine and gets stuck in the Dark Ages. He gets struck down by bandits, but is saved by the beautiful and tough Jenne. She is part of a children’s crusade: eightthousend children on their way to Jerusalem to free the city of the Persians. Dolf helps the children to defy the terrible mountains, to conquer disease and to fight evil knights. Slowly Dolf begins to realize, the real danger does not lurk behind the next mountaintop, but the danger is the crusade itself. Dolf suspects the charismatic leader of the crusade, father Anselmus, to use him as a pawn in his horrifying plan…

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 02:06 1 Comment

A Good Woman

In 1930, Mrs. Erlynne, who describes herself as poor and infamous, driven from New York society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere and his young wife: she heads for the Amalfi Coast to be among the rich and famous for ‘the season’ and to snare Mr. Windermere. Gossips twitter as he spends his afternoons with her, his wife blissfully innocent as she blushingly fends off attentions from a young English nobleman, an international playboy who thinks he’s in love. Mrs. Erlynne is also pursued by a worldly-wise older English nobleman. Mrs. Windermere’s 20th birthday party approaches, where all plays out amid numerous amoral Wildean aphorisms.

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 19:02 Comments Off

Perfect Life

Jack Parsons grew up in poverty while suffering through childhood at the hands of an abusive, alcoholic father. Jack’s brother-like bond with his wealthy neighbor Freddy, and his secret love for Anne the neighborhood beauty, were all that made life tolerable. Now at college, Jack attacks life with a vengeance. Fuelled by narcotics, alcohol, and a “can’t lose philosophy”, he runs with the popular crowd, pledges the school’s most exclusive fraternity, and continues to pine for Anne even though he knows Freddy loves her. The drugs, booze and death defying initiation process cannot stop Jack, but a series of devastating blackouts that force him to question reality stagger Jack like a backhand smack from his old man and threaten to end his perfect life.

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