Chronicles the early days of The Beatles in Hamburg, Germany. The film focuses primarily on the relationship between Stuart Sutcliffe (played by Stephen Dorff) and John Lennon (played by Ian Hart), and also with Sutcliffe's German girlfriend Astrid Kirchherr (played by Sheryl Lee).
- Stars:Sheryl Lee, Stephen Dorff, Ian Hart, Gary Bakewell, Chris O'Neill, Scot Williams, Kai Wiesinger, Jennifer Ehle, Marcelle Duprey, John White, Bernard Merrick, Nicholas Tennant, Finola Geraghty, Rob Spendlove, Charlie Caine,
- Country:UK, Germany
- Director:Iain Softley,
- Writer:Iain Softley, Michael Thomas, Stephen Ward
A dramatization of the Hamburg, Germany phase of the Beatles' early history. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(ru) wrote: Reading through the professional reviews of this film, the two adjectives I would pick-out as most apposite in describing this film are anachronistic and absurd. It is funny to recall just how much more naive we were in the 1970s. I suppose, even then, we knew this type of thing wasn?t actually very realistic, but we didn?t necessarily find it quite as absurd as it seems now. Can you imagine what would happen if any genuine police operation tore through the centre of London, discharging fire-arms in all directions through crowds of ordinary people? Major news coverage, questions in parliament, demands for public enquiries, the fallout would rumble on for months, even years. Even when Regan and Carter decide to take on the criminals away from the general public ? any person involved in genuine security operations would cringe in embarrassment at the naivety of the portrayed operation. In the real world, if Regan and Carter had not been slung out of the police force first, the news story would be about two officers who came a serious cropper, killed by their own breathtaking incompetence when they decided to take on a couple of dangerous criminal holed up on a boat without any back-up. Any genuine police operation to apprehend two armed criminals holed up on a boat would involve a significant number of personnel. Okay, if you were to compare this film with your average Bond film, the amount of suspension of disbelief required is relatively small, but at least Bond films don?t pretend to be anything other than ridiculous male fantasy.In truth, the original 1970s television series on which this film is based had a similar tendency to stretch the bounds of credibility, but it did have one thing absent from this film that afforded it some right to the claim of ?gritty realism?. The thing that the original TV series had, that even at the time marked it out as very different from any of the plethora of contemporary TV ?Cop? shows was an underlying mood of melancholy. In John Thaw?s portrayal of Regan in particular was a sense of the heavy price his job exacted upon him, and I?m not talking about physical injury or physical harm to those dear to him. Yes, he was tough and unconventional but effective, but Thaw?s Regan was not a happy soul at peace with himself. The TV series did seek to portray the way in which Regan was troubled by the experiences he lived, maybe even troubled by the methods he found himself using. Yes, a TV series affords more time for such subtleties, but the TV series at least had this one aspect that lent it some feel of ?realism?. This film is devoid of any such sense.
(gb) wrote: A very good documentary about surfers going to different countries to search for the best waves. The narration is a little dry, but the documentary is well worth watching if you're into surfing and water sports. The Mike Parsons big wave ride is spectacular.
(kr) wrote: Another Gatlif classic. It's so refreshing to see such musical authenticity. I want to go there. The plot I can take or leave, though a couple of the deleted scenes I think should have remained.
(de) wrote: no plot no effects no acting.this is how you make money in hollywood!!!
(fr) wrote: Hated it. Hated it. Awful. I like Hugh Grant but he is misused terribly here.
(de) wrote: Without a doubt one of my all time absolute favourite films.
(ca) wrote: He pushed a guy out the window of an elevator!
(ru) wrote: Excellent story and acting.
(kr) wrote: For an hour this was a very good movie.....then the last 40 minutes ruined most of what momentum was built up.
(jp) wrote: It's good movie to watch
(br) wrote: One of my personal guilty pleasures. Virtuosity is a fast-paced '90s sci fi thriller with an early, gleefully over the top performance by Russell Crowe.