Set in a dilapidated indoor swimming pool (the Central Baths in Sofia), the film details the efforts of Anton, a clueless dreamer who yearns to sail the world, and Martha, the button obsessed cashier, to maintain the illusion for Anton's blind father that business is thriving. Working to sabotage their efforts is Gregor - Anton's brother - an amoral developer who is determined to raze the entire town and construct a sprawling condominium complex. Gregor engineers an accident that seems certain to doom the business and in the process steals away Eva, the beautiful woman of Anton's dreams. Will Gregor's dastardly plan succeed?
In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Ben B (it) wrote: A hilarious short that proves Pixar still has it.
Christopher B (it) wrote: Okay movie with a good Henriksen performance (haven't seen one of them in a while) and a decent, but kinda predictable story. Still, it had me until the end of the film when the title card comes up "A Brett Hart Vision". Kinda pretentious don't ya think? Still, great to see Henriksen back in fine form, similar to his role in the excellent Nature of the Beast.
Paul T (us) wrote: As the film progresses early on, and even more so as it enters the second half, it becomes clearly evident that not a single lead character in this story has any redeeming qualities whatsoever. David Lautie (John Malkovich) is an unlikable villain from the start, and as the film slowly limps along, his daughter Lucy (Jessica Haines) and her good for nothing neighbor Petrus (Eriq Ebouaney) follow suit. Lucy at first appears strong and charismatic, but then loses ground to weakness and poor decision making. The underlying story of the struggles between Lucy and Petrus gets lost in the mumbled shallowness of their roles. It's hard to completely devote yourself to a story (even one compelling as this) when midway through the film you begin to realize that you don't really care what happens to anyone involved. Granted, not all characters in a film need to be 'likable' to deliver a moving and thought provoking script, but when ALL characters fall flat, the film does as well.
Nathan G (de) wrote: Best Beach film ever made...
Bill T (us) wrote: God, this is why I love watching every single movie I can get my hands on. Sure I'll see duds, but once in awhile. you'll come across movies you've sort of heard of, but never seen, didn't really have an inching to see, you see it, and you instantly love it. Catch-22 is so one of these films, an amazing satire of war starring Alan Arkin, it's too widescape to fully describe, it's just an experience. A great comparison to Gilliam's Brazil could be made here at the surreal weirdness going on. Just awe-struck by this one.
J K (jp) wrote: Talk about your ancient films. Movies with sound didn't come around until the late 1920s.
Ricky W (nl) wrote: Sappy and overwrought with sentiment. Right up my alley. Ed Harris never disappoints.