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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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Αγέλαστος πέτρα (2000) I wander by, aimlessly, like this. The mysteries of Eleusis are unearthed (partially, at least) in numerous and extended excavations – literal and symbolic. The great wound of history. Inevitable change, with the old – reluctantly or … Continue reading

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Niskavuoren naiset (1938) Power, money, reputation, stability, family. Will old ways ever change, can true love shake all foundations and threaten status quo? A romantic tale of strong women surrounding a torn man doubting where he really belongs. Oldfashioned and … 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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Den eneste ene (1999) One of the freshest feel-good films I’ve seen for quite a while, with odd characters and a lingering cinematographic style that creates a special mood. Rather predictable storywise and far too simplistic resolutions, but I suppose that comes with the … 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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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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