Nattevagten (1994)

Uneven, unlikely, sometimes unsettling. Good but not great thriller with far too many obvious clues and cheesy plot twists.

Slick, stylish, effective – competent craftsmanship, though hardly in my book of law.

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the last danish at last


Another package arrived today, from now on there are no more shipments to wait for. Instead, I will contemplate new ways of obtaining the remaining 18 movies…

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Viaplay Sweden offers a measly twelve titles in their »Classics« section. Only four of them – My man Godfrey, His girl friday, Detour, A star is born – appears in the book. Unimpressive, to say the least!

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Άρπα Colla [Arpa colla] (1982)

Ideal and Opportunity clashes cinematically in this rather cheesy combination of satire and parody. Unfunny, unengaging, unfulfilled.

Too stuck in its own time, too clever for its own good. Not in my book of meta-movies.

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24 to watch, 18 to find


I now have less than 20 movies on my want-list, ranging from Brazil to The Netherlands and from 1938 to 2000. It is beginning to feel almost impossible to find them, however, so I repeat my plea for help: any assistance in tracking these down would be greatly appreciated!

A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (1965)
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)

Niskavuoren naiset (1938)
Valkoiset ruusut (1943)
Rovaniemen markkinoilla (1951)
Sininen viikko (1954)
Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972)
Häpy endkö? Eli kuinka Uuno Turhapuro sai niin kauniin ja rikkaan vaimon (1977)
Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980)

Νεκρή πολιτεία [Dead city] (1952)
Με τη Λάμψη στα Μάτια [With glittering eyes] (1966)
Η ηλικια της θαλασσας [The age of the sea] (1978)
Καρκαλού [Karkalou] (1984)
Τα παιδια της Χελιδονας [The children of the swallow] (1987)
Λευτέρης Δημακόπουλος [Lefteris Dimakopoulos] (1993)
Ἀγέλαστος πέτρα [Mourning rock] (2000)

Als twee druppels water (1963)

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two greeks, no danes



Say hello to the latest package and its contents – two more from the greek edition. This means I am only expecting one more, with a danish movie. Maybe it will arrive next week.

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1001 reviews


I thought I had already written about this interesting 1001 blog. Cannot find any such post, however – so here goes:


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