Tag Archives: 1960s

25-е – первый день [The 25th – the first day] (1968)

Fragments of Tatlin’s tower, billowing red flags, Shostakovich. Grey cubist cityscapes superimposed upon one another, with constructivist text. The swirling movement of the people is a rebellious dance impossible to stop. Capitalism, royalty, and religion are swept away by the … Continue reading

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Гора динозавров [Dinosaur Mountain] (1967)

A calm, cute, and ultimately very sad saurian saga with some surpringsly obvious political connotations. Interesting and appealing, but not in my book of extinction.

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Als twee druppels water (1963) »I’ll do anything!« Identity, heroism, mistakes. Meek and ordinary Hennie in the cigarshop is unexpectedly and abruptly thrown into an odd maze of mystery, suspense – and passion. »I can start a new life now.« … Continue reading

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Ο Κλέαρχος, η Μαρίνα και ο κοντός (1961)

Everyone is immoral, no one betters him- or herself, and no one even gets punished for their sins – rather surprising (and refreshing!) for a movie from the beginning of the sixties. Otherwise, this is a quite conventional comedy of skirt … Continue reading

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Les tontons flingueurs (1963) – We live in the era of round tables and détente. With benign cynicism, dry irony, and very matter-of-factly efficiency, an odd collection of old criminals try their best to adjust to new circumstances. Playful, enjoyable, inspired. … Continue reading

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La grande vadrouille (1966) A lavish WW2 comedy-drama spectacle, mocking the germans and perpetuating the cherished national white lie of a largely undisputed and omnipresent »La resistance«. The most successful movie in France for more than forty years – and … Continue reading

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Pojat (1962) – There’s no justice worth fighting for in Oulu. It’s both scary, surreal, and disgusting to see the naively enthusiastic citizens of Oulu cheer and mingle with nazi troops during Finland’s continuation war. – Coffee and grammar can’t … Continue reading

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