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« on: January 26, 2013, 05:39:46 PM »

Released in Italy over the New Year:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlW4Mb4aVGc

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013, 09:35:56 PM »

looks good

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2013, 06:26:22 AM »

Looks cheap as hell, doesn't it?

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2013, 06:56:17 AM »

looks good

Reminds me of La Sconosciuta. The Morricone score is similarly chilling and apparently the main shoot location of Trieste is the same.

I hope it receives a proper international release.

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2013, 09:20:03 PM »

Watched the Blu-ray today.

Did indeed remind me of "The Unknown Woman", although far less harrowing a subject matter.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 09:39:05 PM »

Did indeed remind me of "The Unknown Woman", although far less harrowing a subject matter.

Turns out Tornatore used the same cinematographer - Fabio Zamarion

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 12:39:16 PM »

I guess the strong point of the movie is the old: ''when there's any doubt - there is no doubt'' philosophy. Perhaps by showing that things, in the end, are as one senses in the very beginning, they were trying to make it more realistic and deep... But unfortunately it doesn't add anything substantial to the movie, whose story seems told too many times already. It isn't very flattering to say for a movie you know what was gonna happen already 20 minutes into it. Hence the mystery is pretty weak all along, and the movie's advertised as a mystery... Maybe, in the end, they showed old Oldman learning something in life... I don't know. Anyhow, Billy Whistler's 5 minutes of fame in the end come as an insult to the viewer.

It does posses some charm, but not nearly enough to make it a whole circle.


5.5/10 (it's less important as I don't believe I'll revisit it anytime soon)

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2014, 06:07:42 PM »

I loved it - in typical Tornatore style, it was beautiful to watch with a lovely Morricone score.

I'm now eagerly awaiting his next opus:

http://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/news/2014-03-08-tornatore-to-shoot-in-scotland-news-story-by-richard-mowe

I guess "Leningrad" is on the back-burner again...

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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2014, 11:52:22 AM »

It doesn't look cheap, that's for sure. Actually it looks much more realistic and live than most of the other high-class-drown-me-in-it flicks I remember. Unfortunately, not much of anything else that I do care to remember...

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