tell us about the last Film you saw

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  1. lanterns

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    beautiful, if i may say so.

    short film of about 7:30 mins.
     
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    it's amazing, all these great fassbinder films.

    this is his 28th movie, filmed in only 38 days at a castle in lower franconia which in this film is the holiday resort of a well-to-do bourgeois family.

    the husband and his lover surprisingly meet the wife and her lover there, and decide to deal with this situation humorously. not so their polio paralysed teenage daughter who hates her parents for hating her and who had been left alone at home. there can be no love bc of the oppressingly suffocating bourgeois rituals which only exist so that the show can go on. the daughter exhibits sadistic tendencies coz she wants to break with these traditions and take revenge esp. on her mother, and also have a life.

    at the end the adults are forced to play a party games called "chinese roulette" which leads to lotsa embarrassing moments for the adults and eventually two people dead.

    pretty sure, that michael haneke was inspired by this film when shootin "funny games".
    plus, the soundtrack is offbeat in an eclectic way, embracing opera and kraftwerk, among other styles.


     
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    lanterns the original

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    a few more rwf's to meet the xmas objective.

    so-so. he wants to show that also the feelings within the gay scene are mostly dominated by money issues and the naive are emotionally and financially exploited, no true love to be found.
    he saw that communities founded on identity politics are as divided as the society they live in. it's all about power based on money and influence.
     
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    a sweet rwf fairytale surrounding a couple that defies all expectations of their society concerning the congruence of ethnic background, age and sexiness of the partners. their loneliness in a cold and prejudiced society is what connects them.
     
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    national theatre lives encore presentation of Fleabag
     
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    "A woman raises her young grandson after her daughter goes missing."

    What an incredible movie that leaves you feeling a sadness that will not leave you in a hurry. This despite the movie almost being a feelgood movie here and there as we follow the private lives of these characters and families.

    Hand Sienna Miller 10 Oscar's now!

    No, but seriously this is what americans do best telling stories like this in this way. Loved Sienna's character that made me think of Jessica Simpson for some reason. White trash bag in box wine drinking woman who fools around with married men until tragedy strikes forcing her to grow up and plan for the future.

    Doubt a crime drama has been better told than this one as the missing person story hoovers above everything in this movie refusing to go away. The end is magical in all its sadness and sentimental emotions.

    My favourite movie of the ones I have been watching in 2019. 10 out of 10 spicy swedish meatballs.

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    Manchester by the sea was useless and unwatchable but the people behind this were also behind the lovely "Winter's bone".
     
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    With Ridley Scott involved you really can't go wrong.
     
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    one of my favourite movies ever. the heroine is so beautiful and sweet, the cinematography amazing, and the ending one of the saddest and most beautiful of any movie I've ever seen that really shows the beautiful spirit of the heroine.
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    rwf's despair from 1978 with dirk bogarde

    sorry, werner, but this one sucks. what went wrong? storys kinda interesting, bogarde is nice to look at. but it"s all stifled and hollywood artificiality. a dust cloth. no bite, no fun, for the hollywood bourgeoisie, who still love it, coz they had cut off your dick before the shootin started, and it slightly reminds 'em of death in venice.
     
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    rwf's the third generation from 1979 with hanna schygulla

    werner, this ones great. the terrorists of the later raf terror group were just puppets in the hands of state and entrepreneurs alike. they lacked a political vision and profound analytical skills. memorable "joke" told by the agent provocateur, "terrorism was invented by entrepreneurs to force the state into supporting them even more."
    the godard elements lend the film its necessary comical effect.
     
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    not my choice, but better than I thought it would be, I especially liked all the Spanish spoken in it, it allowed me to act as translator for once for that language since the person I watched it with had no knowledge of that language at all, but still, not that great so just a C+
     
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    as i have watched almost all rwf films available on youtube and mubi by now, even those with russian subtitles and farsi dubs, next step was gettin everything the local library has on stock. i added a sirk film, as he was, acco to all his biographers and befriended directors, a great influence on our beloved rainer.
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    which one did you like the best? of all the ones I've seen (and ive only seen a handful) I would say veronika voss is my favourite. the cinematography is stunning in that, the light just shimmers. but largely I don't love his films. his characters are so unlikeable. I like the look of them though.
     
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    I love judy davis. she has the best face: those cynical eyes, the flaring nostrils, the shape of her mouth when she talks and smiles. this film however was just okay. a little boring. I do like the setting though. for some reason 19th century Australia appeals to me, while modern day Australia appeals to me not at all. if it were my film she would have married sam oneill. he was so cute and nice in it.

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    thats the current state of the fassbinder affair:
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    so far, i liked martha and world on a wire best. and i agree that his films are unlikeable inasmuch as they are impertinent in a gritty way, hovering between melodrama and hard realism, often anarchic in their lack of narrative stringency. i never feel at home in them, but thats how rainer felt in postwar west germany, with the nazis still around prospering in the wirtschaftswunder.

    as you can see in my list, i havent watched veronika voss yet. but i guess that what you describe as a shimmering light is one of the melodramatic 50s hollywood elements that he, strange enough, admired so much. if you are looking for more likeable characters in rwf, the ali-film "fear eat soul" might be more appealing to you, even though the two protagonists are too good to be true, but it's a comical film first of all.

    can you see in the list, which rwf films you have watched besides veronika voss?
     
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    The Irishman - Another gangster movie. If you've seen Casino or Goodfellas.......you don't need this. Didn't need to be made.
    Rambo/Last Blood - Rubbish. Avoid.
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood-Excellent apart from some poor editing. Righteous ending.
     
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    First saw her in a movie from 1981 on video called "Heatwave" roughly based on a true story. She certainly had a quality.
     
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    wow, you're really into this.

    other than veronika voss, ive only seen satansbraten, angst vor der angst, the bitter tears of petra von kant, and chinesisches roulette. I really liked angst vor der angst as well (along with that actress he uses). the others were meh.
     
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    i think angst vor der angst is different to angst essen seele auf.
    thats the latter with the one and only brigitte mira and her arab husband ali:
     
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    yes, lovely. thank you. :)
     
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