The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall
After Tom Hurndall is shot in the head in Gaza, his parents Anthony and Jocelyn arrive in Israel wanting to know how it could have happened. They expect sympathy and co-operation from the Israeli authorities, but are instead met with an official explanation that fails to tally with any eye-witness accounts, and a wall of silence. When an Israeli army report attempts to whitewash the incident, the Hurndalls decide the only way to establish the truth is to launch their own investigation into the shooting, a process which brings them face to face with both the Open-Fire regulations of the Israeli army in Gaza, and the soldier who pulled the trigger.
- Stars:Bader Alami, Ziad Backry, Mark Bazeley, Emma Choy, Stephen Dillane, Kerry Fox, Denise Gough, Gus Lewis, Doraid Liddawi, Kika Markham, Tom McKay, Matthew McNulty, Jonathan Miller, Marry Nazzal, Mary Nazzal,
- Director:Rowan Joffe,
- Writer:Simon Block
An English family fights to establish truth, justice, and accountability from the Israeli army after their son - Tom, a young photo-journalism student - is shot in the head in Gaza by an Israeli army sniper in April 2003. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(it) wrote: Katrin Gebbe's "Tore Dances" was re-ttitled "Nothing Bad Can Happen" for US/Canada/UK release. That is too bad, because the original tile is more aligned to what this difficult film aims to achieve. Many have referred to this film as a sort of "vengeance" movie. I disagree. This goes far deeper than that. It is a provocative examination of dysfunction within the realm of "family" "evil" and "faith." Does it go too far? Probably. This movie is not for all tastes or the feint of heart. That being stated, this is a very well-crafted film which presents us with a young man who refuses to relinquish his faith even when it becomes the target of insane humiliation, rage and torture. More to the point, this visceral cinematic experience pushes an already ethically and morally corrupt man toward an even deeper level of evil. This vacant and lonely man's hostility is only increased when faced by a person who refuses the satisfaction of "fighting back" or "running away." Tore may be afraid Benno, but his hope in faith will not allow him to walk away. Benno's sociopathic desires only become more inflamed when he is unable to illicit a fight or fear. In the end, an evil man is forced to stare into the eyes of his own guilt and the full-on realization the he has become something far lower than animal. It is to Sascha Alexander Gersak's credit in the role of "Benno" that he manages to convey faint sense of sadness that is so nuanced -- I found myself thinking about it even now. Tore will forever dance in a state of bliss, while Benno will have no choice but to wallow and eventually drown in a vile of filth that is of his own making. Kartin Gebbe never allows her film to commit itself to the ideology of faith. She is also just as committed to presenting extreme human cruelness in an almost casual or documentary manner. Her grim movie "based on true events" refuses any sort of "easy out" for her audience. The struggle between "good" and "evil" seems to be taking place in the mind of the audience as much as what is on the screen. Enter this world at your own risk.
(ca) wrote: Same old crap about Maoists, bring something new !!!
(de) wrote: a couple not-great stories but overall awesome!
(us) wrote: Wasn't horrible wasn't very good eitherC
(gb) wrote: traitement intressant mais acteur principal en dessous et enqute peu palpitante...On est loin de "n'oublie pas..."
(ru) wrote: I liked this alot more than i thought would, givin there was no script, its really funny, and enjoyable, the wedding planners are brilliant, and so all 3 of the couples, and their familes or lack of.......... Worth a watch if u like Britsh comedies def one of the better ones
(ag) wrote: a rarity has happen : i enjoyed this SLOW drama. Distant is just amazing to keep my eyes wide open, while the english title is translated "Distant", but the movie feels so close to my (if not ours) everyday life (awkward moments with some distant cousin, taking advantages of someone kindness, a long gaze of watching beautiful women, and still many that i can't mention all of it ).the sum is, every scene is worth watching for. The 'Porn scene' is definitely one of the funniest moment of cinema, and also the most truthful.LOL
(de) wrote: Run out of clips of Peter Sellers that we can use? Don't worry we'll get that Italian Jim Carrey to fall about while dressed as Inspector Clouseau and no one will notice the difference.
(nl) wrote: This is one of my favorite 80's movies!
(kr) wrote: Good cast, good laugh. Brian Stimpson picks up where Basil Fawlty left off. He who would valiant be, 'Gainst all disaster, Let him in constancy, Follow the Master. There's no discouragement, Shall make him once relent, His first avowd intent, To be a pilgrim.
(fr) wrote: This is one of my favourite Corman movies and favourite Price movies. Plus, it's got a cat, I love cats. I love the story too, it's very much like Poe's stories. And it has great atmosphere. I highly recommend it.
(ag) wrote: All of Buddy's childish acts of selflessness are simply the best: he takes a "world's best" public claim from an unknown coffee shop literally, he says hello to everyone even if they respond with a scowl, he decorates homes with paper snowflakes and streamers in minutes, he effortlessly creates a flawless Mona Lisa on an Etch-a-Sketch, and he lives off a strict diet of candy and syrup. You will die of laughter from his sunshiny optimism in a mean city, and his exposure to reality after thirty years gives a serious case of the giggles.Pretty much everything is done right in this timeless depiction of the famous city. If I was like Buddy coming to civilization for the first time, I too would spin indefinitely through rotating doors, hop on the individual bars on crossing lanes, and maybe even pick gum off the street, basically anything an unsupervised child would do.
(ca) wrote: my funniest film ever