Casablanca 1942. While French Police Chief Maurice Desjardins is busy having careless fun with some loose girls, members of the French Resistance kill a man at the harbor and steal his briefcase full of important documents from the Third Reich. At an apartment building in the distance, Andre Kuhn watches the whole operation through his powerful binoculars. He is posing as a businessman but actually working as a spy for the Germans a fact totally ignored by his live-in girlfriend Teresa Villar, a beautiful Spanish singer who works at El Dorado Night Club. Andre telephones Max von Stauffen, the head of German Intelligence in Casablanca, to inform him of what he has just witnessed. Max tells him to stay put until he arrives in order to get the information personally but, by the time he reaches Andres apartment, he finds him dead with a gun shot on his temple.
Samuel N (jp) wrote: Already own it and seen it 5 times best purge yet amazing movie f**k yea!
Dax S (gb) wrote: They just keep making too many sequels, it gets old after awhile
John M (it) wrote: Despite the fact that it was filmed in Wonder Valley and Amboy....all the 'ooh I know that place' in the world couldnt make this 'horror' film with morals worth recommending to anyone I like.
jeroen v (it) wrote: A series of interesting shorts put together to not quite present a coherent case as a whole. Highlight is the short about the cause in the drop in crime statistics in the US. A very clear example how facts don't get much traction in politics. The different tone set by each different director for each of the sections clearly undermines the general pointe of the movie. The link between corruption in Sumo wrestling and Bernie Madoff feels like a very long bow as the aspect of purity referred to in Sumo certainly has never applied to investment bankers.
Virginia R (au) wrote: Good but Almodovar could have done better. I can relate to the fact that you can't always have what you want.
Douglas A (ca) wrote: A haunting documentary that tries to get to the Truth of certain matters that are being ignored by mainstream media. With music and production that is a bit heavy-handed at times, its use of real news footage to make certain arguments is very hard to refute. This movie is a wake-up call that everyone should watch with an open mind, that wants questions answered and some truth revealed.
Jeff G (br) wrote: a contemporary fairy tale taking place in new zealand. also lots of imaginary milk.
Allan C (us) wrote: This is a film that's grown on me over the years. When it first came out I enjoyed it, but was not overly impressed. It's essentially a standard buddy cop action flick, but with an alien as the new unwanted partner. James Caan plays the alien hating detective and Mandy Patinkin plays his new alien partner. The story is exactly the same an any other buddy cop film of the 80s you've seen, with probably every cliche in place. The filmm uses the aliens as a metaphor for race, with the newcomers being given all the rights of humans, but at the same time are discriminated against, live in their own impoverished communities and are generally held in contempt by humans. Rewatching the film and now that buddy cop films are less common, I'm more nostalgic and less critical of the cliches, which help to make me like it more, but more importantly, I think the richness and thought out elements of the alien newcomers was something I didn't appreciate as much the first time around. Most of the time you have these sorts of genre mashups, there is only one alien and not an entire race with their own community. It's this well thought out backstory and mythology of the aliens that likely led to the subsequent TV series, comics, book and cult following. There's a good supporting case that includes Terrence Stamp as a wealthy newcomer, Peter Jason as a newcomer-hating cop, and Brian Thompson as a big scary newcomer in one scene. Director Graham Baker does an adequate job directing the film's action, but the behind the came star is cinematographer Adam Greenberg, who makes the film look way more better than you'd expect. A solid bit of sci-fi that is well worth watching.
Damien K (ca) wrote: "Children of the Bahnhof Zoo". First movie I ever saw about drug addiction. She falls in love with a junkie and starts doing heroin to be with him. They both become prostitutes, her friend dies of an overdose, a junkie steals her fix in the ladies room and shoots himself up in the neck in front of screaming old lady, and finally has enough after watching her boyfriend getting it up the butt to pay for HER drugs. Nice David Bowie cameo, but I don't remember what song he performed.
Joe E (kr) wrote: it's the duke, what more is tere to say..
Cassandra M (au) wrote: I remember seeing this on late night television years ago, and had very fond memories of it. Recently i caught up with it on dvd, and found that my memory had not let me down. Every aspect of this film demonstrates film making talent of the very highest order. The script is superb, keeping you guessing right up to the end. The acting of the leads is faultless, but the icing on the cake is the amazing direction by Fuest. He manages to turn the open, sunny, French countryside into a nightmare landscape. Gradually cranking up the tension, alienation, and paranoia with the skill of a master. He really should have been a massively successful director. Pure craftsmanship, with a very creepy edge.
bill s (nl) wrote: The laughs are scarce and interest wains quickly.