Tag Archives: 1960s

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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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Τα κόκκινα φανάρια [The Red Lanterns] (1963) »We have raised generations of lads« A very theatrical-looking tale of love and money in the brothel area of Piraeus. Legal and illegal prostitution, happy and not so happy hookers, life as an … Continue reading

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Oι βοσκοι [The shepherds of calamity] (1967) A furious, blustering, bizarre showdown with society and the individuals that comprise it – all semblance of order is torturously toppled, over and over again. Made secretly in junta-governed Greece by provocative director … Continue reading

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Το ποτάμι [The river] (1960) »We’re on this side, on the other one it’s them« Muddy swamp, barren desert, flowing river. Soldiers, doubtful thieves, a young couple pursued by horsemen, a girl on the run and a boy herding cattle, … Continue reading

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O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968) »It’s a western about The Third World« Experimental, surprising, tongue in cheek intro leads to an intentionally chaotic – sometimes almost amateurish – tale of violence and social indignation. Fragmented, choppy storytelling paired with nihilistic … Continue reading

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