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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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Wilde mossels (2000) A gone father, plus a mother too close for comfort. That’s the basic recipe for aimless self-destruction in this unpredictable, nervy, beautiful, funny, touching, and sometimes cute coming of age story set in wide open but isolated Zeeland. Ripe … Continue reading

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The big short (2015) Welcome to the world of subprime mortgages, collateralized debt obligations, and credit default swaps. It is fast, slick, fragmented, male, talkative, rude, ironic, cynical, confusing, tongue-in-cheek – and deeply deplorable. An equally fascinating and revolting look … Continue reading

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Bridge of spies (2015) Paranoia, prejudice, propaganda. This is a morality play if ever there was one. Democracy with a capital D against the menacing Reds, plus idealism against realism on several levels. Delightfully oldfashioned in everything from tight-knit story, … Continue reading

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