The story takes place in a small village surrounded by hills and valleys. Young Pappu, a teenager, awaiting school results to go to college, has plenty of time on hand. His trouble is adolescence, but neither his mother nor his aunt can diagnose his affliction. Everything around him excites and stimulates his sexual curiosity. Twenty plus Rathi, the girl next door, has been chechi (elder sister) to him since he was a child. Unaware of the stirrings of his desire, she dismisses his first overtures to her as boyish pranks. But soon her feelings change. She is sympathetic to the boy's confusion and goes to the sarppakkavu (cobra-shrine) to keep a midnight date with Pappu. It storms and thunders while Pappu makes love to Rathi. Only then do the storms—the one tormenting him inside his mind and the other raging thunderously on the outside, subside. Aghast at what has happened,
Steve S (ru) wrote: Les Gamins : de bonnes ides, mais un scnario beaucoup trop banal et des clats de rire trop espacs.
Kym c my community profile R (nl) wrote: Bollywood movie . Naveen Andrews of Lost is in this so I guess that?s why Ernie let me borrow it (I love my Losties!!) It?s a true story about the Birtish High court case in 1984 of Kiranjit Ahluwalia who?s revenge on her husband lands her in Jail. Naveen plays Deepak an abusive husband that pays dearly for it. Aishwarya Rai plays Kiranjit Ahluwalia, The lovely wife, that after 10 years well just refused to take it anymore. He cheated, drank & of course the abuse. She?s thrown in jail. That when the story really starts. The movie is interesting, occasionally frustration but not the movie itself but you yourself possibly starting to feel how Kiranjit does. (esp if you have ever been bullied or harassed in anyway, I?m sure. Not my usual thing but I did enjoy it in ways. The acting I thought was at least good. If you can find it, I?d say to at least try it. B
Shanee S (nl) wrote: Liked the songs on this movie.
Carlos F (mx) wrote: Bury my heart at "bended knee"
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Joshua L (it) wrote: a well made movie with a great cast of subtle actors. the acting is the only thing 2 enjoy about the move as well as some of the visuals. I didnt enjoy the story at all though nor did i like the main character like, he was 2 self centered and restraint for me 2 enjoy.
Marc R (fr) wrote: A serviceable adaptation to a masterful work of fiction. Cheadle steals the show
Alexander C (ru) wrote: ''Our people once were warriors. But unlike you, Jake, they were people with mana, pride; people with spirit. If my spirit can survive living with you for eighteen years, then I can survive anything.''A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.Rena Owen: Beth Heke''In case you wanna know it's Jake. Jake The Muss.''Combine Director Lee Tamahori, Writer Riwia Brow and the Novel by Alan Duff and you're in for an explosive treat of immense fortitude. Equaling the most realistic depictions of a life of a family that hits home...and then some.Once Were Warriors is, in it's rawest form, about a woman named Beth and her struggle to just do what's best for her family. She is of Maori heritage, New Zealand's sort of Native Americans. Culture is a proud and powerful aspect of the movie, as Beth's strengths lie in her devotion to her family and her heritage. But that is little comfort, as her daughter is struggling to accept adulthood, her youngest son is heading towards juvenile detention, and her oldest son is fast on his way to joining a brutal group. Worst of all, her husband Jake is violent, strong, demanding and an alcoholic.The film draws strength from painting everybody in full 3 dimensions. Each of her children are troubled, but they all have fierce love and respect for their mother. The gang initiates the oldest son, embracing him with violence, the way the Army would do. The juvenile detention center separates the youngest son from his only home, but instills in him a pride in his ancestry. And Jake himself is a beast, a colossus, a terrifying man, built like a demonic tank who will destroy you with anything at his disposal, should you even spill a drop of his beverage...but despite all that, he still somehow, comes across as loving Beth. Sometimes.Once Were Warriors is a film that you are instantly compelled to watch, simply because it presents a world that most people are not familiar with. I'm sure that most Americans and English people have heard of the Maori, the native peoples of New Zealand but how many can say that they have an idea of what kind of lives these people lead or what the modern day culture looks like. As far as I know, Lee Tamahori is one of the first directors to show us this culture, which many Americans will instantly compare with south central L.A. gang life and the decay of Native Americans lifestyles.The film's opening scene is very clever. We are shown a beautiful N.Z. countryside of what most of New Zealand must have looked like before British colonization. Then the camera pulls back to reveal that it is just a billboard in the middle of the urban insanity that we are all too familiar with: concrete highways. We are then shown an urban ghetto where hip-hop culture looks as though it has latched on to Maori youth and bar brawling and 40 ounzers are all that the rest seem to live for. Among the latter group is Jake Heke, a macho abusive drunk living with a wife to whom he shows no respect and five kids that he couldn't care less about.''I bought seafood today - bloody everything! Just wanted to put a smile on her face. Think she'd let me? Not a chance. All I said was that I got laid off. Anybody would've thought I'd told her my prick had dropped off!''There are many qualities to this film. One of which is the costume design which presents a wide variety of hip-hop and biker gang style clothing bringing the grittiness of the social environment to life.Another quality is the undeniably powerful, emotional and inspirational performance by Rena Owen as a flawed yet amazingly strong wife and mother. The scene that I was most compelled by was when Boogie's counselor, who seems to have been Westernized, in his slacks and collared shirt, proves with a Maori spear that he is in fact an honourable warrior.However I would have liked it if the story had drifted off in more directions and made me more familiar with the lesser shown subplots such as Boogie's new-found love of his culture and gang member Nig, whose appealing demeanor is given hardly any attention. The movie could have been longer to make this possible and it could have scrapped some of the drinking party scenes.I felt satisfied with the conclusion on all fronts, and thought that each character showed exactly where their strength lies.Be warned that this movie is very heartbreaking. Its overall tone is one of futility, of better lives not received, of wanting the best but never quite getting it. It is very raw and intense in its portrayal of physical and domestic violence, and the easily upset may have a hard time waiting to see if it ends happily enough for their tastes.There are disturbing scenes of violence against the female characters. However you should not avoid the film because of this. In the end, it can be seen as an inspirational story of how inner strength and love can overcome anything.''People show their true feelings when they're drunk.''
Traci P (br) wrote: Need to rewatch this one!
Morgan W (us) wrote: pretty good 80s horror. i enjoyed it and couldnt wait for the old man to die.
Anders A (it) wrote: Monthy python in the dark ages, works out for me. Not that immensely focus on humor, thus means more story, in the action vein. Palin dosnt let us down with his naive innocent character tumbling through the dark ages with his spirit high. Mockery of the king(dom), chruch and the whole brassiere.
Calvin C (ag) wrote: One of Hitchcock's lesser known films, but still a Hitchcock film. A group of survivors trapped in a lifeboat with one of them a German who can't be trusted. It's about what people would go to great lengths to survive and not necessarily for the group. Even in a tiny boat, Hitchcock still knows how to hold the suspense.Grade: B+
Cliff M (es) wrote: Clever reinvention of classic Beatles songs, nicely sung, so story is a little irrelevant. My personal favourite musical movie.
Ryan T (mx) wrote: This movie is great for everybody. Even if your not a fan of the TV show.
Linda F (it) wrote: frances mcdormand is so young and pretty in this movie!good movie - kept me watching the whole time.