An American, Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world. He meets Katharina Hartmann (Barbara Sukowa), the daughter of the railroad owner and they fall in love.
- Stars:Jean-Marc Barr, Barbara Sukowa, Udo Kier, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Erik Mørk, Jørgen Reenberg, Henning Jensen, Eddie Constantine, Max von Sydow, Benny Poulsen, Erno Müller, Dietrich Kuhlbrodt, Michael Phillip Simpson, Holger Perfort, Anne Werner Thomsen,
- Country:Spain, Denmark, Sweden, France, Germany, Switzerland
- Director:Lars von Trier,
- Writer:Lars von Trier, Niels Vørsel
Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(gb) wrote: Better than the original.
(gb) wrote: Strange little indie comedy with original situations and characters, and a great Paul Giamatti, but the writing and pacing felt off and I was bored at regular intervals.
(ag) wrote: A fiercely inventive cop flick from HK action master Johnnie To. The titular cop is a bundle of crazy abilities ... he acts out the crimes he's investigating in order to gain near supernatural insight (a bit like TV Will Graham in "Hannibal") ... he can see people's inner personalities ... his wife has left him years ago, but he sees her anyway and lives with the hallucinatory wife. He's was kicked off the force years ago for cutting off his ear in homage to his retiring boss. A young cop who worked with him briefly (and hero worships him) brings him back to help with the case of a cop who's gone missing, but whose gun has been involved in a series of crimes. Although he latches on to the cop's partner as the culprit (who also has 7 inner personalities and appears as all of them at once on screen), the young cop starts to have grave doubts.I honestly do not know who Hollywood hasn't jumped on this for a re-make.
(fr) wrote: Hard to explain why this film is appealing. It's original, charming and altogether enjoyable. Don't know how else to explain it. But it's definitely worth a look.
(jp) wrote: I never caught this back when it was first aired on BBC but I saw the DVD and just had to grab it. It doesn't quite have the same emotional impact that the book had, but good all the same
(br) wrote: Kate Winslet does the hippie thing. Humina humina....
(es) wrote: Real likeable, cheap b-movie. Raimi and Foreman's performance are both great, though I think Bruce Campbell (he of Evil Dead/Bubba Ho Tep) steals the show in one of his good performances. The movie hasn't dated well at all, in particular the hip-hop number, but the Capra-esque tone carries it through nicely.
(br) wrote: This movie is total crap. A very low-quality use of Sherlock Holmes for a wartime propaganda movie. Not much would have to be changed in the plot to make it a Monty Python-style comedy (which would certainly improve the entertainment value). Still, interesting to observe as such.
(es) wrote: It's OK, but a little over the top. Wait for it to come out in VHS.
(it) wrote: A fun romp with great interplay between characters, and good action to boot.