Tag Archives: 1970s

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Häpy endkö! Eli kuinka Uuno Turhapuro sai niin kauniin ja rikkaan vaimon (1977) A then-contemporary, ironic take on the whole »poor youngster on adventurous quest for princess and half a kingdom« trope. Very farcical, with elements of fairytales, commedia dell’arte, … Continue reading

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Το προξενιό της Άννας [The matchmaking of Anna] (1972) A forced courtship is catalytic in this short ensemble piece concerning a shy, reclusive maid stuck between the benevolently oppressive bourgeois family she works for and her dependent rural family. Ambiguous, tender, … Continue reading

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Mr Klein (1976) Indifference and obsession, irresponsibility and guilt, luck and misfortune. A self-confident little vulture of a man is profiteering from nazi persecution of jews in occupied France. Slowly and inexorably, he is drawn ever deeper into shrouded mysteries that threatens to engulf him. … Continue reading

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Le juge et l’assassin (1976) Truth or lies, sanity or madness, good or evil, political or personal, society or individual? A strangely cerebral, ironic, and troubling analysis of the mechanisms of murder. Leaves you with the lingering unease of inadvertently … Continue reading

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Ευδοκία [Evdokia] (1971) A naive, almost hysterically happy-go-lucky young prostitute doesn’t heed the aging and alcoholic fortune-teller but instead gets involved with a stately soldier, much to the chagrin of many – especially her pimp. The new relation is violently … Continue reading

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backtrack; Amarcord (1973)

In his Academy Award-winning masterpiece, master auteur Federico Fellini is at his peak, remembering and romancing about the seemingly eternal immaturity of Italy and its odd citizens. Recklessness, cruelty, and sweet nostalgia are mixed in a bizarre, almost surrealistic semi-autobiography. A … Continue reading

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Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975) Seldom has a racing yarn seemed to move so strangely slow. There are surprisingly few surprises here – and not too much happening storywise either! A kindhearted and goodnatured adventure severely lacking in tempo, drama, and … Continue reading

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