A Holy Place

A Holy Place

Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into the dark side of eroticism. Gogol's story deals with Toma, a reluctant theology student who is forced to read the Psalms over an (un)dead girl for three nights in a row. All the while supernatural forces are trying to grab him from the Holy Circle drawn on the church floor. Kadijevic adapts and enriches 'Viy' by inventing a new backstory for the witch-girl and her father. The dead girl, Catherine (unwittingly killed in the prologue, while in the shape of a hag), is referred to as a 'saint' and her father is a harsh and unpleasant man. Kadijevic departs further from the original story, and introduces an excess of perversity and horror more reminiscent of the Anglo-American gothic than the milder Slavic attempts in a similar mode.

  • Rating:
    4.00 out of 5
  • Length:90 minutes
  • Release:1990
  • Language:Serbo-Croatian
  • Reference:Imdb
  • Keywords:witch,   witchcraft,   church,  

Sveto mesto (A Holy Place, 1990) is based on a literary classic, Nikolai Gogol's 1835 short story, 'Viy'. However, Kadijevic uses it only as a starting point for his own explorations into ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki


A Holy Place torrent reviews

Andres G (ru) wrote: Oh, my god! What a sit!!!!Everything is terrible.

William H (mx) wrote: Not bad, but after watching this I was left wondering if it's possible for anyone to create a compelling, full length movie based on a video game.

Pudge M (jp) wrote: Pudo ser mas larga pero kedo muy buena ,muy a lo BORICUAAAAAA!!!

Ale (ca) wrote: We need more! MOAR! :D

CJ F (kr) wrote: I enjoyed this movie about Bobby Jones, the creater of the Masters tournament. Jim Caviezel is a superb and highly underrated actor. Bobby Jones shows us that if you put your mind to your dreams, you can accomplish them against all odds. It's no wonder why he was so beloved.

Dave S (kr) wrote: Los actores secundarios hacen su mejor trabajo y muestran lo mejor del film, pero la atmsfera creada entre los dos protagonistas no es algo agradable.

Bily T (jp) wrote: Cars is not the best idea Pixar has done but it's not the worst idea they have came up with. The film has a few things that make it good like the animation, a few of the characters, the music & songs, the cast is alright and some of the jokes in there are good.The downsides to this film is once again the villain which is the character Chick I feel like they wanted to make him a big douche bag if that's what they were going for then great job Pixar. And also that a idea of a world where everyone is a car, a pit stop car, truck, a boat or a plane is not a very creative idea. And the one thing that disappointed me was that it was directed by John Lasseter the same guy who did the first two Toy Story's and A Bug's Life it's shocking to say the least. Don't make me wrong I do like this film I just think if they added a bit more to it the film would be higher up on my list of favourite Pixar films then again all of them are my favourites.Anyways aside from the problems this film had I still like the film but not as much as the other Pixar films before and after this movie. I give Cars a 7.0 out of 10 not the best that Pixar has done but not the worst they've done as well.

Gianni V (gb) wrote: As the title goes, this is a "true mob story'. Hong Kong cinema has a story of romancing the lives of Triad members. In this film, however, Triad membership is shown for what it really is: dangerous, unrewarding, unglamorous.As a rank-and-file Triad member who gets sucked into something bigger than he can manage, Andy Lau Tak-Wah delivers a sterling performance.

Melvin W (br) wrote: Clay Pigeons is a very odd but good indie thriller. It's David Dobkins; who would later go on to direct the more commercially successful Wedding Crashers, debut film. The plot is entertaining but what really makes the movie is Joaquin Phoenix. Vince Vaughn seems like a weird choice for Lester but does do a decent job. David Dobkin showed some promise with Clay Pigeons and Wedding Crashers, but I think he can and will do better.

David G (mx) wrote: interesting movie. ending was kinda crappy...not bad though for 80's

Meredith A (ca) wrote: One of my favorite films of all time. The late great Craig Russell and a wonderful plot about people finding their own families in New York City. Yay!

Matt P (de) wrote: It took me a long time to fully believe the fact that this was directed by Martin Scorsese. As his second film, it still has that "independent" look to it, almost like a home made movie. Regardless, the film itself is actually pretty good. There were a few slip-ups that were sort of hard to accept. Like some of the costuming and sets didn't quite look accurate enough to be the 1930s. Also some of the acting, notably in Victor Argo's character seemed a little bit stiff. But this was an exciting movie of it's time, one similar to "Bonnie and Clyde" in violence and even story. Once you get around the low-budget effects and campy dialogue, you realize by the end that it is in fact a well-made movie, and has some deep biblical meaning. Now whether or not most of the story was true (especially the ending) is questionable. But what we see so early on here from Scorsese would later reflect his seriously violent crime movies like "Goodfellas." I'm not going to lie, it was the ending of "Boxcar Bertha" that saved the movie for me, it all made sense in the end. What I also like about this movie is how it didn't try and glorify the criminals. In one scene David Carradine's character laments angrily about how he doesn't want to be thought of as a common criminal. His purpose is to direct funds and give power to the Union. Now, ultimately by the end that's just what he did. He sacrificed humanity for his one true passion, but was crucified for it. Sort of a stretch, but I do think that by the end there is a draw-back reference to Jesus Christ and his struggle against the Romans and Christianity. Already by his second film, Scorsese was getting the acclaim he would later set in stone. Remembered now only as a "B Movie," "Boxcar Bertha" is an insightful independent film good to study for the up and coming artist.

Karlo B (nl) wrote: Just brilliant, and funny.

Brandon C (kr) wrote: Unlike Make Mine Music, I remember nearly all the segments in Melody Time. The only segment I find forgettable in Melody Time is Trees

Kit T (jp) wrote: Jason Bateman is awesome.

Scott C (ca) wrote: It was actually better than I expected.

Karl H (nl) wrote: Interesting. Not ended very well.