A Quiet Place in the Country
A painter facing a creative block arranges to spend the weekend in the country at his mistress's villa. While staying there, his sanity begins to disintegrate.
- Category:Romance, Drama, Horror
- Stars:Pablo Alarcón, Leonor Benedetto, Hilda Bernard, Betiana Blum, Pablo Codevila, Juan Carlos Dual, Gustavo Luppi, Rodolfo Machado, Chela Ruíz, Elena Tasisto, Cristina Tejedor,
- Country:Italy, France
- Director:Elio Petri,
- Writer:Tonino Guerra (story), Elio Petri (story), Luciano Vincenzoni (screenplay), Elio Petri (screenplay)
Renowned painter Leonardo Ferri| whose works have a standard price set by the market| and his girlfriend Flavia live together in his studio in Milan. He has not
completed any paintings in two months as he slowly goes mad. His mental issues| about which Flavia is aware| includes a recurring dream where she is torturing him
before attempting to kill him. As such| Flavia makes arrangements for them to rent a country villa outside of Venice where the change in scenery may recharge his
creative juices. Because she can feel negative energy toward her at the villa| Flavia decides to spend her weekdays in Milan| visiting on the weekends| leaving
Leonardo alone at the villa during week with only the housekeeper| Egle. Still haunted by his mental problems| Leonardo tries but is unable to restart his work.
During this time alone| he learns of Vanda Valier| a previous occupant of the villa who was killed outside the villa walls during the war at age fifteen. Many of the
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(jp) wrote: Casey is a young woman living in Columbus, Indiana (as opposed to Columbus, Ohio, as I had assumed throughout the movie, since it's the only Columbus I ever heard of). Columbus, Indiana is apparently noteworthy for its modern architecture, which is also news to me. I was never quite clear if Casey recently graduated from college or if she never finished college, but in either case, she's decided to settle down in her hometown of Columbus because she likes the architecture and more importantly, she's afraid that if she leaves, her recovering addict mother will revert to being a plain old adjectiveless addict. Casey works in a library with Macaulay Culkin's younger brother, but virtually everyone she encounters expresses the unsolicited opinion that she should leave town and do something more with her life. Jin is a 40-ish Korean man who's temporarily residing in Columbus because his estranged father, who was in town to deliver a lecture, collapsed and fell into a coma. I'm not sure if Jin's father is an architect himself or just an expert on architecture, but he's definitely some sort of renowned guy in the field. His longtime assistant, Parker Posey, is happy to see Jin for the first time since he was a teenager, but is annoyed that he's not spending more of his time at his comatose father's bedside.Instead, he's gallivanting around town with Casey, who he's become fast friends with after having bummed a cigarette off of her and learning that she's an architecture geek who'd been planning to go to his father's lecture. Jin smokes, Casey smokes, Macaulay Culkin's younger brother smokes - there are almost as many cigarettes in this film as there are modern buildings. Casey drives Jin around showing him her favorite buildings and the two gaze at them endlessly while she prattles on about how she feels about them. Jin claims not to even like architecture but he does his share of yapping about it as well. "Columbus" gets off to an incredibly slow start, but it got such good reviews I was thinking, OK, I'll figure out who all these characters are and start caring about them any minute now. But it took a really long time before any of this started coming together and I think it's fair to say that it remained very slow throughout. This is a nice looking movie with all sorts of lingering shots of the same cool bridge and modern buildings over and over. I like architecture, despite not knowing anything about it, and I'm even OK with slow movies, but there's just something missing here. Besides a plot, I mean. Fortunately, I'm OK with movies without plots also.For one thing, I didn't buy the Casey/Jin friendship. Not only is Jin way older than Casey, he isn't even all that nice or even terribly interesting as far as we can tell, so why is Casey so eager to hang with him? And other than not having anything better to do while waiting for his father to die, why does Jin enjoy hanging out with Casey, especially when he claims not to care about architecture? Literally all they do is drive around looking at buildings and smoking cigarettes. They never go to dinner. They never watch a movie. Just about the only thing they seem to have in common is a nicotine addiction. There are several areas of the story I thought were really unclear. It's possible that I missed something (or several somethings), but it's not like I wasn't paying attention. It's also possible that bad editing is to blame. This is the sort of movie that makes me really miss the recently retired IMDB message boards, which despite their horrible nested format and scads of inane clutter, usually had at least one person asking whatever questions I had about any given movie. I really expected to love "Columbus". After all, everyone else seemed to. Just didn't happen.
(it) wrote: Haley Lu was amazing!
(gb) wrote: Sweet, quiet movie. Really enjoyed this one.
(us) wrote: Absolutely wonderful film! Beautiful shots that show the beauty of both Columbus and storyline.
(ag) wrote: I'm so glad I got the chance to see Columbus today. It's a beautifully filmed movie that highlights the chance meeting between to people balancing the responsibility and duty we all feel to our families and ourselves. I found the story and characters compelling and moving and was truly sorry when the movie ended. Plus, the town of Columbus itself plays a big role in the movie, and it's a chance for people who will likely never visit to find awe and inspiration in the stunning architecture. Great movie, highly recommend!
(nl) wrote: Imagine an amalgamation of lush greenery, earth tones, and the sound of rain cascading over historical architecture. Each piece of imagery that presents itself comes with a very deliberate, profound usage of spatial awareness. In this place we, ourselves, are at a standstill. We see only what's directly in front of us, rarely shifting our gaze. While this proposition inherently limits what we can see with our eyes, what we feel and hear becomes that much more enhanced. Columbus takes a very minimalistic approach in nearly every aspect. Each scene feels almost as if it comes with an underlying grid overlay. An object's contour will often lead viewers' eyes to the next focal point, and then follow a very calculated scene exit and transition. Rarely does the camera ever shift, or follow a character, which can be jarring at first given that so many modern films display an over-eagerness to not lose sight of its precious actors. It doesn't take long for Columbus to show off its unwavering affection for architecture, design and composition. Often a scene will open, not containing any major characters. After a momentary (figurative) pause, our characters enter, conduct their dialogue, and then exit. This gives viewers an opportunity to embrace the solitude before any sort of purposeful act takes place. John Cho and Haley Lu Richardson fill the shoes of Jin and Casey, respectively. Jin finds himself estranged in a small town in Indiana after his father falls ill. After visiting him at the hospital, he runs into Casey-an admirer of architecture. From there, the plot never really blooms into anything extravagant. It's akin to that of our everyday, small conversations. Cho and Richardson put on a commendable nuanced performance. Calling their story a subtle, and quiet romance almost seems too strong a hyperbole. There's certainly a fondness that develops between the two, but I'd consider it just another speck in the myriad of subtleties that the film touches on. The two leads have an unsung chemistry that falls precisely in line with the rest of its pieces. Columbus isn't for everyone at first. It brings a surreal feel to the quiet grace that's possible within human interactions. It's a picture-perfect, elegant waltz of a film that might just have you rethink some of the smaller aspects of how you behave.
(gb) wrote: Wow this was awful, is somebody putting fake reviews in here to get four stars. I guess it?s OK if you like the movie with no story, forced simplistic camera shots and moves as fast as a dead snail.
(ca) wrote: This was the most boring movie I have ever seen. I sat and watched the whole thing because I thought it would have to get better. It didn't, ever. Pretentious dialogue and the only thing I can say is you will learn how to draw out a conversation until somebody wants to strangle themselves and suck on a cigarette the entire time in every scene. EVERY SCENE. You will not care about any of the characters and the gimmick of having repair to be unscripted dialogue just does not work at all. I am a movie conasure I am sorry to say this movie ranks at the very bottom. Please don't waste your money and encourage Studios to make movies like this. It is a total rip-off And I have no idea why critics rated this so well.
(es) wrote: Don't miss one of the best film debuts this year. Sutil and beautiful portrait of parents-child relationships. Pretty sure Giulia and Jin will get their second Spirit Award?
(kr) wrote: Pensively internal, meticulously (and gorgeously) photographed, and movingly quiet, Columbus is a thematic descendant of the sublime Lost in Translation and a technical disciple of the studious works of the great Ozu ? and may be but a trim of 10 minutes from entering the realm of greatness in which the aforementioned reside.
(us) wrote: Worst movie I have seen in years!! Painfully slow from beginning to end!
(ca) wrote: An incredibly beautiful movie!
(mx) wrote: From the opening moments, and scene after scene, Columbus is an elegant, visual delight. As the main and secondary characters slowly come into focus, the story line becomes a richly subtle and compelling meditation on the bafflements of friendship and family relationships. This film is not to be missed, and there is good reason to see it several times for sure.
(gb) wrote: This is a literary film - a slice of life movie. It is slow but thoughtful, with meaning and purpose in every scene. The acting, script, and screen shots are outstanding. If you appreciate dramas with important messages about life, you will love this movie.
(us) wrote: The atmosphere and characters and cinematography and everything moved me.
(us) wrote: Awful! Although the cinematography was great, the movie was s*l*o*w, random, and disjointed. Went with a friend and we both fell asleep!
(de) wrote: If you like 5 minute silences between conversations about soup and middle of nowhere architecture then you've found your movie! Paid to see it in the theater and left early. Run for your life!
(ag) wrote: Really good movie. Good character development good acting. Unpredictable but good ending.
(br) wrote: Beautifully shot and well acted but honestly I left this film and immediately stopped thinking about it. I am an Indiana native and love getting some attention on film that is at least kind of positive but apart from that I felt this movie could have been much better if it hadn't been trying so hard.
(us) wrote: Went to see this movie since it was filmed in Columbus In. It was way too slow and tedious.