In the Napoleonic wars, an officer finds an old book that relates his grandfather's story, Alfons van Worden, captain in the Walloon guard. A man of honor and courage, he seeks the shortest route through the Sierra Morena. At an inn, the Venta Quemada, he sups with two Islamic princesses. They call him their cousin and seduce him; he wakes beside corpses under a gallows. He meets a hermit priest and a goatherd; each tells his story; he wakes again by the gallows. He's rescued from the Inquisition, meets a cabalist and hears more stories within stories, usually of love. He returns to Venta Quemada, the women await with astonishing news.
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Carl N (au) wrote: How can a film with such a strong cast of renowned actors. Graham McTavish, Michael Rooker and Tony Todd. Be one of the most mind-numbingly lacklustre films I've ever watched. The basic plot is religious psychos are kidnapping strippers and torturing them to cleanse their souls. The whole film is shot in the annoying hand held camera documentary style. Even during scenes when it's completely improbable that someone would keep the camera rolling. If this is supposed to be a torture gorno and shocking? it fails. Most of the action is left to the imagination. The only kudos I can give this travesty of a film is that one scene will make the male viewers watching sit uncomfortably. But sadly most the running time is taken up with long winded dialogue that at times makes no logic what so ever. The best thing about this film is when it was finished. What a disappointment. Please don't waste your time.
Alex F (de) wrote: The story may not be the most complex or original, but the characters and their development are great, helped by the performances of Rudd, Segel and Jones.
Jake S (ag) wrote: 10/10 would watch again. Acting? Amazing. Sound? Crisp as a freaking potato chip. Special effects? Try turkey shotgun-holding badass.
Nefert M (fr) wrote: Amy Adams as always is wonderful
Scott M (it) wrote: Two people who were a couple once in their twenties meet by chance. They spend the entire movie conversing about their life since then. The split screen was interesting. I liked it. The acting superb. Good but not great.
Matthew D (it) wrote: Defidently scary and suspencful
Tim B (es) wrote: Weird, but oddly well done with the love story and an amazing perfromance by Angela Featherstone.
Private U (ca) wrote: Is it wrong that I'm a gora and this is my favourite film? ;-)
Nancy D (it) wrote: Awesome movie with a great message.
Chiek E (kr) wrote: Val made some excellent movies when he was younger like this one. Poignant story of him discovering his Native Indian roots of the Sioux tribe and standing up for his people against the corrupt FBI. The ending where he stopped his vehicle at the cross roads and ponder his future is reminiscent of another movie - Castaway.
Andrea M (mx) wrote: Catching up with the movies I could/would have seen during my childhood. This one was sweet, but not much for entertainment.
bill s (it) wrote: Not Rocky but you root and hell ya even cheer forArtie.
Beth L (br) wrote: If I could give it zero stars I would........