The Inner Circle
The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his "Master" despite the arrest of his neighbors and his involvement with their daughter, his wife's affair with the chilling State Security chief Lavrentii Beria and her tragic decline, and the deadly political machinations within the Kremlin he witnesses firsthand. Written by Martin H. Booda
- Stars:Tom Hulce, Lolita Davidovich, Bob Hoskins, Aleksandr Zbruev, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Bess Meyer, Mariya Baranova, Irina Kupchenko, Vladimir Kuleshov, Vsevolod Larionov, Aleksandr Filippenko, Evdokiya Germanova, Lyubov Matyushina, Aleksandr Garin, Mariya Vinogradova,
- Country:Italy, Soviet Union, USA
- Director:Andrey Konchalovskiy,
- Writer:Andrey Konchalovskiy, Anatoli Usov
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(us) wrote: sweet, crisp, humorous script that works all the way.. def one of the sweetest films .. hatts off to vinay pathak who steals the show with his natural acting, charisma, and ofcourse humor... lara dutta is def one of the most under rated actor today... she is perfect, and shows that she is still part of the race.. editing could have been a little better, a story with just 2 characters, with a good climax engrosses the viewer through out! good stuff, shashant shah!
(es) wrote: In an industry that's increasingly skewing towards depiction of the Indian yuppies, it's refreshing to watch a simple story set in the heart of the country. Satire often employs exaggeration in order to mock the system, but what's interesting, and sad, about the movie is that a lot of things in the story is actually very much plausible in that region. For instance, the very much real irony of the proliferation of mobile technology in a village that has water scarcity and still must use primitive methods like building wells. To modify a dialogue in the movie, whether or not every poor man's house has food, it definitely has a cellphone. Boman Irani plays (well, one of the character he plays) a meek, by-the-law common man to comic perfection as he appeals through a chain of command of corruption just so he could build a well in his field. Of course, as one would expect, that by the time he's done paying off all the "diwalis, dussheras, ghantas" (I LOLed forever at these) to various government officials, there's not enough money left from the grant to build his well. Except by all official records, a well was built. The writers make such an excellent play on that absurdity in what happens next.Hyderabad and its hinterland aren't usually portrayed in Bollywood, so it was great to watch how its depiction via the Benegal touches of realism. It was disappointing that he didn't take more vigorous advantage of Chikatpali in showing the unique culture of Muslims in southern India. I was, though, impressed by the colloquial Hindi, as well at how most of the actors seemed at ease with speaking it. I'm not a fan of Boman Irani's brand of scenery-chewing, but this time it really works with his cluelessly affable character. Minissha Lamba needs to get more roles over all the vapid barbie dolls in Bollywood. The delightful supporting cast must also be mentioned. The movie does falter in various points along the script. For one, the pace and interest drop right down everytime the focus moves to the romance subplot. The subplot with the twin and his wife could also have been snipped as it contributed nothing to the story and wasn't effective in humor. The way everything was resolved was also too contrived, in particular the way a character's tragedy serves no other purpose but to conveniently get the romantic couple together, made me wonder if I'm watching the work of a far less experienced director.
(fr) wrote: A heartfelt tale of unity between two opposite yet culturally similar worlds told through a very realistic and tender portrait of friendship. The message of the story is binded between the protagonists and each has their own separate yet equally worthwhile journey. This is a classic of its own kind.
(fr) wrote: Solid action flick with loads of politics and money involved. Some cheecky fella visits Sierra Leone to smuggle some diamonds. This is a rugged business and you are made to make enemies and shady friends you should stay far away from. At the same time a diamond digger is hiding a huge rock from his bosses and it costs him dearly. If he want's to see his family again, what's left of it at least, he must give up where he stashed it - knowing he probably will die afterwards. This is not an easy task, but when the two mentioned characters become friends and takes on trips and other adventures like fake reporters you are in for a rush.Well acted. The main trio does great in this film where the characters and they're development is key. Great story, still very easy to figure and predictable at many turns. A good thing there is many of them then. Cliches - plenty of them, and the film is using most of the big tricks, but it works. Most of them. Not that cliff ending, though. It get's a bit much at times, like calling in an air-raid (like it's no problem) and then running around in the middle of it. Pretty darn idiotic.I liked the film, but there are moments where I don't know if the main thing here is to fill it to the max with action, or keep the story and message.7 out of 10 yah's.
(br) wrote: One of the most bizarre films I have ever seen and one of the best character pieces. This deals with a group of suburban families and how their lives are run. Kate Winslet is the high mark of this film, giving another Oscar-worthy performance.
(nl) wrote: A good parody of the Toku genre. If your a fan of either Sentai/Power Rangers, Ultraman, or Kamen Rider you'll love this movie, everyone else stay away.
(ca) wrote: I thgought it was going to be good but not.. and it could have been good but it looked like it was done by scifi!!! chanel!! The Gaia Za is a sacred tome that holds many ancient and powerful spells to be unlocked by a so-called Chosen One expected to be born to one of two leading families: the Khans or the Marajis. Unwillin...( read more )g to leave the clan's fate to the gods, Che Khan (Woon Yung-Park) decides to take matters into his own hands by plotting the murder of a new Maraji baby, lest it be the child for whom everyone's been waiting. In doing so, he sets off a furious clash.
(ag) wrote: One of Ken Russell's best.
(it) wrote: I watched this back in high school, I didn't like it. That Doesn't mean a thing. I watch it again now. It was adapted from a play by the original playwright and had the very rigid structure of a play's dialogue. It was directed by Richard Linklater. Rigid structure goes against Linklater's style. The film was also kinda preachy in heavy handed ways.
(es) wrote: It was good for its time, but watch it now, all you can do is laugh at how bad it is
(us) wrote: it doesn't make sense
(gb) wrote: Starts out brightly then gets bogged down in a sappy love story.
(mx) wrote: A very good biographical prison film with a triumphant performance from Burt Lancaster in the title role, but the film should have been titled "Birdman of Leavenworth" since that is where he kept his birds and studied their diseases. One of the best prison movies of all time. A powerful look at prison life, A classic.