Peter-No-Tail is a cat who's born without a proper tail on a farm by the Swedish countryside. Due to economical difficulties, the farmer is forced to get rid of Peter. The farmer can't bring himself to drown the cat, so he sneaks Peter inside the car of a family who are renting a house close to the farm for their summer vacation. When the family finally reach their home in Uppsala, Sweden, they find Peter and decide to keep him. Without a tail, he becomes the talk of the town among the other cats and, especially Mike, who teases him cruelly. Mean Mike and his two companions, Bill and Bull, are notorious for the nasty tricks they like to play on other cats. Mike is currently trying to court Molly Silk-Nose, but his rough and silly approach does not impress her, since she becomes interested in the kind and gentle Peter. But Mike won't give up that easily and he has a plan for how he'll get his revenge.
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Craig S (au) wrote: Probably the 2nd best Star Wars film
Andrew K (kr) wrote: There was enough good filmmaking to make me really hate the last half hour and then loath the previous hour that built up to it. What a horrible film. Terrible ending.
Henry F (es) wrote: Very very slow, maybe some of the time spent watching characters watch tv could have been used to develop them. But the way its done really shows the lifelessness of the characters, brilliantly shot with a message every working person should take on board.
Marcus W (it) wrote: Plenty of style and energy, but not enough soul.
Nick P (de) wrote: This is one of the first movies I saw in the theater. I was three. Mom had to explain to me that the Indian woman was being NICE by chewing his food for him, as she nursed him back toward health.
Simon D (es) wrote: We've still not got the full team but I think Charles Hawtrey and Hattie Jacques come into their own in this film. Jim Dale makes his first appearance too (I think). Some funny moments but you can really see the formula coming together now.
Thomas H (it) wrote: Interesting but ultimately a bit too repetitious for my tastes.
edwin a (kr) wrote: Jean Pierre Melville made many great films in his career - Bob La Flambeur, Le Cercle Rouge, L'armee des Ombres, Le Samourai... etc. Melville was widely revered for putting the french back into film noir. His love of American crime drama was the dramatic basis for his films, while the work of the great European auteurs, such as Bresson, formed the artistic direction. His 1961 Leon Morin, Pretre, is then something of an exception. If films like Le Cercle Rouge or Le Doulous were a combination of American and European style, Leon Morin is all European. Set in a town occupied at first by Italians, then Germans during WWII, Barny (Emanuelle Riva) is a widowed mother and communist. One day she walks into a church looking to belittle a priest. She chooses Father Leon Morin (Belmondo), because his name sounds less bourgeois. She goes into the confessional and begins her attack. The response by the young priest however takes her by suprise. He has wise and rational responses to her every claim. The two begin conversing regularly, the priest giving her books to read about religion and faith. The young priests rationality appeals to Barny, and she eventually undergoes a conversion, not because she wants to, but because she feels she has no other choice. While the two converse in dogmatic banter, that is not only enlightening but interesting and entertaining, life in an occupied town goes on. Barny works at the local school in the office. Her daughter of a now dead Jew is cared for by farmers outside of town, where German soldiers train in the field. The young girl is befriended by a German who cares for her and gives her gifts. A co-worker collaborates with the Germans, but yet remains a friend to Barny. Another coworker Barny claims to be in love with, although it becomes apparent that she is in love with Father Morin, even before a friend points out that he is handsome and she claims that this was the first time she's noticed. The film plays out conversationally, with the plot revolving around ideas and emotion rather than events. It's a smart and thoughtful film, not so much concerned about where its going, just how its getting there. While the film is obviously one of faith, it is not one of traditional dogma. The young priest is so forgiving, so empathetic, that he asserts that of course one does not need to be Catholic to be saved, so long as they live by the laws of the wider church - kindness, generosity, humanity. He exists for the sake of others. During the occupation he houses anyone who needs a place to sleep, without asking questions, even names. Characteristic of Melville, he uses interesting editing techniques and cinematography. Consider the first encounter between Barny and Morin: at times the camera looks straight on, making it appear as if they're speaking face to face, then cuts to side angle shots which show the caging of the confessional to obscure the faces. The point? I"m not totally sure, but nevertheless the effect is intriguing. Equally compelling as Melville's direction is the performance of Belmondo. Known for his crime roles, most iconically in Godard's Breathless, he gives here a totally different kind of performance. For my money, its also one of his best. He's a bit of an unexpected choice, but he's the right choice, and he inhabits this role like its an old pair of pants. Leon Morin, Pretre, is a surprising film. Surprising in its creation by Melville, in its acting by Belmondo, in its portrayal of life in an occupied town, and in its sheer intelligence and humility. It's also a wonderful and heartfelt film.
Grant H (mx) wrote: Good movie. Very cool, very action packed, good performances from cast.
Rafael M (fr) wrote: My second favorite film noir, next to Double Indemnity.
Leslie N (it) wrote: In the mood for a good cry? This is the movie for you...
Johnny M (ag) wrote: I Have No Idea How Rotten Tomatoes Critics Gave This Movie 50% Yet Almost All Fan Reviews Were Positive, Isn't That How It Always Is Though. All I Know Is This Movie Was Freakin Awesome, It Was Cleverly Done. It Keeps You Guessing & Thinking While You Try To Figure It Out. I For One Actually Figured Out At The Beginning Who Was Behind It All. It's An Absolute Must See!!!! Trust Me, You Won't Be Disappointed.