Tree Without Leaves (落葉樹 Rakuyōju?) is a 1986 autobiographical film directed and written by Kaneto Shindo. The film goes backward and forward in time to the old age and early childhood of a man. The story is based on that of Shindo's own childhood. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Tree Without Leaves
Haru, an aging scriptwriter, has isolated himself somewhere in the woods of Nagano to work on his first novel. As the last surviving member of his kin, he intends to chronicle the family he grew up in.
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Kevin R (ru) wrote: The first 20 minutes or so of this movie pissed me off. Much of it is spoken in French which is completely fine but there were no subtitles! If this is on purpose, then I guess I am supposed to assume all of the French dialogue is inane, meaningless banter. How artsy! If not on purpose, then Xbox owes me $4.99. Regardless, the rest of the movie was depressing and left a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind for this type of movie. 2 stars solely because the plane Pitt flew was awesome.
Michael S (us) wrote: Though the fresh and quirky coming of age dramedy, Sasha, bites off a little more than it can chew, it swallows down the most part without indigestion. Sasha follows the 19 year old title character, as his life in Cologne hits a critical intersection. Being the son of humble migrant Montenegrins, Sasha is regularly reminded of the sacrifices his parents made for his classical piano training, with a lot riding on an audition for a prestigious music academy. Meanwhile, he is madly in love with his piano teacher, but due to his father's bigoted attitude towards homosexuality, attempts to conceal his true sexual orientation from his family. Mixing teenage angst, hormonal lust and prejudice, things heat up in the pressure cooker of Sasha's life, and with subversive plotting, things boil in unexpected ways. What makes Sasha such a charming film is the enigmatic lead performance from newcomer Sascha Kekez, who balances teenage awkwardness and charisma with ease. This could easily have been an irritatingly self-conscious performance, but Kekez grounds the film with his natural demeanour. Also worth a mention is the effective use of his malleable face. He moves effortlessly from imploding chin (not since Toby Maguire in Spiderman have I seen so many layers) to stud, with apparent ease. But performances are tops all round. Yvonne Yung Hee as his pseudo girlfriend, Jiao, is beautiful and strong, and though Sasha's father, played by Predrag Bjelac (Karkaroff in Goblet of Fire, to us Potter nerds) overdoes the comedic scenes, he handles the drama well. With the slightest eye movement, he is able to communicate pathos, and deliver the film's most powerful moments. What I particularly responded to in Sasha was the compassion the filmmakers showed for all of the characters, embracing them warts and all. It would have been easy to demonise Sasha's father, but he is completely humanised as we understand his sacrifice. The film doesn't condone his prejudices either, showing that parental love can be a complex notion. To be critical, Sasha does have a tendency to become farcical, throwing off the dramady balance, but manages to keep at least one foot grounded in reality. The visuals are clean and stylish, shot on location in Cologne, and though there are a few moments when yellows dominate the colour pallet (almost becoming monochromatic) this does not detract from the drama. There are also some brilliant visual gags, in particular Sasha's failed attempts at slamming doors. Sasha is really a film about acceptance, sexual frustration, the generation gap, and the destructive nature of bigotry, and whilst it doesn't hit the emotional jugular it aims for, this is uplifting cinema with something worthwhile to say.
iram A (ag) wrote: this is the great movie man ..
Peggy R (nl) wrote: I liked the movie. would have been better if Meat had been in charge. I am trying to find it in a DVD to buy as a lot of other Meat Loaf fans are.
James S (jp) wrote: A bit hard to follow, but after reading, fantastic plot, great political thriller and scary relavent for today
Johnny T (de) wrote: Like the role itself, Cage is clearly in service here to a fabled but fading star, and he seldom slips on that second banana. There are no big thrills, only gentle laughs in this light story by Hugh Wilson and Peter Torokvei (Wilson also directed). In its small way, however, it succeeds, thanks to director Hugh Wilson's light touch and the chemistry between leads Shirley MacLaine and Nicolas Cage. While it's understandable that it was thought that Tess needed something more, that it couldn't go on merely being clever and fragile, this solution goes too far in the opposite direction. What counts is the comic tension between MacLaine and Cage. It's so well done, it doesn't matter how dumb things get. Most of "Guarding Tess" is mannered comedy, focused on the redoubtable MacLaine and the tensile Cage. All of the supporting characters -- notably tubby Richard Griffiths as Tess's nurse and mousy Austin Pendleton as her chauffeur -- are thinly drawn, but neither MacLaine nor Cage leaves much room for anyone to overact. VERDICT: "In The Zone" - [Mixed Reaction] These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says buy an ex-rental or a cheap price of the DVD to own. If you consider cinema, ask for people's opinion on the film. (Films that are rated 2.5 or 3 stars)
Jessica R (fr) wrote: I have seen it before I still love Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze~~~~~~
matti j (ag) wrote: the acting was pretty bad in this movie
Jeremy S (kr) wrote: Sutherland was brilliant suspenseful as well
Brad K (au) wrote: I loved it as a kid. I remember that it was shown at school at the end of the semester, just before Christmas break. Haven't seen it since. Probably shouldn't because it might lower my rating. (Rating based on childhood memory)
Paul D (mx) wrote: Western extolling the virtues of progress through the railroad vs conservative opposition from a bunch of crooks. Randolph Scott is not playing a typical hero character, but acts like one throughout.
Geoff T (gb) wrote: Liam Neeson is cool.