Knife in the Head
One night when seeking his estranged wife, Hoffmann goes to the youth center where she works. The police are there rounding up radicals who frequent the center - Hoffmann runs into the building and ends up being shot in the head. He awakens with brain trauma, partially paralyzed and unable to speak. The police accuse him of stabbing an officer; the radicals herald him as an innocent victim of police brutality. During his slow recovery at the hospital, Hoffmann must piece together his life and struggle to remember the events of that night.
- Stars:Bruno Ganz, Angela Winkler, Hans Christian Blech, Heinz Hoenig, Hans Brenner, Udo Samel, Eike Gallwitz, Carla Egerer, Gabriele Dossi, Hans Fuchs, Gert Burkard, Erich Kleiber, Karl-Heinz Merz, Ursel Lessoing, Heinz Hürländer,
- Country:West Germany
- Director:Reinhard Hauff,
- Writer:Reinhard Hauff, Peter Schneider
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(kr) wrote: The quality of this film's poster/box art is just about equal to the quality of the movie itself. What starts out as a surprisingly decent first half quickly turns into a mind-numbingly tedious and horribly acted second half. Another found footage film that expects us to believe that there would be horribly cheap video fx trying to recreate camcorder static and an ominous musical score backing the tapes that were found and seized (and publicly mass-released) by the US Government. My eyes literally hurt from rolling them so often while watching this movie. This is nothing but more bottom of the barrel Redbox garbage, but if you have half a brain you should (hopefully) be able to tell that from one quick glance at the inept box art.
(gb) wrote: Could have been a lot better
(jp) wrote: Nice little indie flick.
(kr) wrote: the performances are not believable.
(mx) wrote: Horribly amateur film. Superficial, to say the least.
(us) wrote: As we move on into the great career of JCVD I happened to come across this action gem entitled Wake of Death. I've been determined to buy every JCVD film I can find and review each of them. Wake of Death is not only Van Damme's top acting performance (next to Until Death), it's one of the best action movies I've seen in a long time. To keep the premise short and sweet, JCVD plays Ben Archer, a former European gangster who has since turned his life around to spend time with his loving wife and young son. Ben's wife Cynthia is a successful INS agent who works to keep illegal Chinese immigrants out of the United States. But after helping a young teenage girl, she decides to take her home and take full responsibility for her. But what Ben and Cynthia don't know is Kim (the girl) is running for her life from her father Sun Quan, the leader of the Chinese Triad. After Quan finds out who took in his daughter he murders everyone involved including Ben's wife and entire family. Ben and his son are the only survivors and it's now time for Ben to take revenge on his family's murder. Just an absolutely phenominal movie and it's actually part action and part drama with an awesome performance by the Van Damminator. It's such a solid film all the way around, and for a direct to DVD movie it's one of the best in its genre. Wake of Death belongs at the top of the heep with any film in the genre. And once again JCVD shows his acting talents and shows he actually makes some very good films. You just have to go out and find them. Van Damme deserved to have this film as a major motion picture release because it's head and shoulders better than any of the shit that's being released these days. 98% From me
(br) wrote: Endgame killed the franchise and this one pissed on its grave.
(it) wrote: Really swashbuckly and cute and funny... except for the sort-of-incesty romance storyline. I could have done without that.WHYYYYYYYYYYYY?
(de) wrote: Another of my fav' early Chuck flicks.
(ca) wrote: GREAT MUSICAL!!!!!!!!
(gb) wrote: One of the best film noirs of all time, extremely stylish and intelligent in it's story and craft.
(ru) wrote: It seems to be a very good idea for a movie, monsters in the hood, but for me the idea was kind of flat. The main problem being the main characters. It feels like they wanted to build these kids, especially the leader of the gang as a big anti-hero that we would root for in the end, but I never reached that level. He just seemed too smug and unlikable plus he never really did anything that really elevated him past the fact he was still guilty of these really serious crimes we saw earlier in the film. Maybe with stronger characters the movie would be less bothersome.
(jp) wrote: A perfect movie. I do not know how you make a script this smart.
(it) wrote: This movie came out in 1959, was produced in Mexico, and even won an award for "Best Family Film of the Year" from some film festival. That is probably the most baffling thing I've ever heard in my life. While I was watching this film, I tried to imagine what it would be like if I was a twelve year old seeing this movie. If I was twelve, I would probably wet my pants and cry, assuming the first fifteen minutes didn't put me to sleep. The plot of this movie is so ridiculously confusing and unbelievably convoluted that it takes a certain skill to be able to relay the details of it without breaking into a spasm of incredulity. Santa Claus lives in outer space with about fifty children from every region of the world and he gets into a fight with a demon on Earth and consults the help of his friend, Merlin the Wizard. No, seriously. Yes, I'm assuming the writers of this movie were on mind-altering substances. No I don't know which ones, but the viewers may want to know where the filmmakers got them if they watch this movie for more than twenty minutes. There's incompetence with making a picture, and then there's shitty film-making on an aneurysm-inducing level. And then there's 1959's Santa Claus. This is easily one of the worst films imaginable. And the worst part isn't so much that it's just bad--it's honestly quite disturbing. I cannot imagine young children seeing this movie and sleeping that night. There is a scene in the movie in which a mechanical reindeer starts breathing steam and laughing maniacally. And that's one of the least-frightening images we get! In another scene, a dozen giant dolls dance completely out of sync around a young girl. Each doll has two face, one in front and one in back, and they talk to the girl and creepily tell her to steal toys from the stores. This is not charming. This is not heartwarming. This is terrifying and horribly misguided. And there are scenes in this movie that have absolutely nothing to do with the story they're trying to tell, like the dancing dolls I mentioned above. There's absolutely no reason for that scene to exist, except, perhaps, to terrify children. And there are a dozen or so scenes like that. There's a particularly baffling fifteen minutes early on in the film during which Santa Claus plays the piano while singing children make portray horrible stereotypes from different places from around the world, and a message appears on the screen to tell us where they are from, including: Africa, South Africa, China, Japan, USA, Orient (yes, they label it as just "Orient"), London, and even the home country of Mexico. This whole sequence is not only a little offensive to nearly every race known to man (therefore making it unoffensive, I suppose), but it makes absolutely no goddamn sense with the rest of the film. We only see three of those kids during the rest of the film and the rest just vanish. Why does it exist? Hell if I know. And the actors are awful. In my review of Santa Claus Conquers The Martians, I named the Santa Claus in that movie to be its one redeeming quality. The same does not apply here. This Santa is a little creepy and obnoxious, and his laugh sounds more like a mad scientist's. So are there any redeeming qualities in this movie? No. Nothing. Nothing at all. In fact, everything about this movie reaches a new level of bad I wouldn't have previously thought possible. It's stupid, campy, disturbing, obnoxious, misguided, pretentious, and just plain unpleasant. Please, even my thrill-seeking readers out there just looking for a "so-bad-it's-good" laugh, don't try this movie. Don't. Just don't. It's not worth it, and you will probably end up like me, unable to sleep in days because of the nightmares of that damn laughing mechanical reindeer. 0/10
(mx) wrote: This is the film all Peanuts fans deserve. It's moving, a tearjerker, and funny.