The film is set on mid-1970, when the military regime's "economic miracle" and the victory of the Brazilian national football team on the FIFA World Cup serves as a distraction for the persecution of opposition leaders by the political police of the dictatorship. Under this context, Jofre Godoi da Fonseca, an alienated middle class man, is mistaken for Sarmento, a political activist he met at an airport prior to his assassination. He is then arrested and brutally tortured by a paramilitary group of vigilantes sponsored by influential businessmen to hunt down people deemed "subversive" by the regime.
Writer:Reginaldo Faria (story), Roberto Farias, Paulo Mendonça (story)
This movie is about one of the worst periods for the Brazilian people. Shows the days of military dictatorship when the Brazilian people against the government were put in jails, tortured, ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Laura M (ag) wrote: Maybe more like a 3.75. I really enjoyed this. I really enjoyed the manga and the anime too. It was nice to see the movie fit the same tone.
Frances H (au) wrote: Not as good as the Chronicles of Narnia movies, but still so visually stunning and well made, well acted by a good cast that it is definitely worth a watch.
ken k (gb) wrote: The first half of the film drags and borders on boring...then the blood and special effects kick in and saves the day. Worth watching for Evil Dead and Dead alive fans but not nearly as good.
Josh M (nl) wrote: A lot like Dazed and Confused, except more drama going on. Weird ending.
Tina M (jp) wrote: it was okay i didn't like the ending that much
Frances H (ru) wrote: Waiting--that's what I was doing. Then I got tired of waiting for it to be in any way funny or amusing.
Jennifer W (au) wrote: Always a good combination Jack/Walter great fun
Niki G (de) wrote: I'd forgotten how beautiful this film is.
Ken T (it) wrote: Murders are occurring in Houston - first the victim is defecated on by a bird and then strangled. A hotshot cop Frank Shaft (Michael Murphy) is brought in for the case who is a little unusual. A beautiful woman (Sally Kellerman) is always around the incidents. And she has a unique relationship with Brewster McCloud, a strange young man with a yearning to fly away and who lives in the Houston Astrodome. He meets Suzanne (Shelley Duvall), a free spirit who works at the Astrodome. Rene Auberjonois plays a professor who is lecturing the audience about birds and their similarities to people and gets increasingly silly as the film progresses. Completely off-the-wall bizarre with some very fun moments (a Where's Waldo-esque chase in the dome and a fairly extensive car chase). Done in typical Robert Altman style.
Ryan H (br) wrote: Skammen is an emotional and difficult film to watch due to it's originality and brutal honesty. The movie opens with Eva getting out of bed with her shirt open. Jan sits up in his bed and rubs his head. This is a passionless marriage. They might love each other, but the excitement of love has long been extinguished. These two characters are set in the middle of a war in a place that is never specifically said. Most films would have shown the war tearing apart a couple, but instead there are times when the war brings them closer together. This doesn't last long, but it does happen every once in a while. SPOILERSEva can't stand Jan because he is too emotional. We know that Jan has cheated on his wife once before and she knows this. Perhaps this is why she is so cold to him. We see later Eva has an affair with Jacobi. I love the way that Bergman tells the audience that Eva has become something short of a prostitute by having Jacobi put the money on her bed. He says she can say it's an inheritance, but isn't that what the powerful businessmen say to their hookers when they use them over and over again (I'm thinking about Mamet's play Race)? Jan gets so disgusted about this when he finds the money on the bed, then they switch roles and Jan becomes the cold one and Eva becomes emotional. But Jan goes even crazier, he hides the money and kills Jacobi, then kills a boy so that he can take his boots. Perhaps the war has put Jan and Eva on edge to make them react in certain ways, but these are true characters following their emotions rather than simply making their choices on the war around them. Shame is one of the most beautifully shot films from Bergman. I will always remember the scene when the soldiers tear up their home, burn it, and kill their chickens. Of course it's emotional in those moments, but the images connect with the scenes perfectly. This is one of Bergman's best films.
Adam R (ru) wrote: I've had several dreams just like this.
Joshua L (mx) wrote: Pretty funny classic Abbott & Costello. But arn't they all funny and classic?