Seventh heaven – TV-Tip of the Week

Seventh heaven - TV-Tip of the Week

           Seventh heaven – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Comedy
  Is the proverbial “seventh heaven” is also generally considered synonymous with the highest happiness, are the protagonists of this French drama by Benoît Jacquot’s 1997 miles away from this state first. It is the severe crisis of a young woman who represents the starting point of the seventh heaven, which is increasingly a psychological confusion around imaginations, dreams and the so-called reality. Even though her marriage to the well-situated surgeons Nico (Vincent Lindon), this does not need to tilt the distinctive Mathilde (Sandrine Kiberlain) increased to shoplifting and further suffers from fainting spells. While her husband is trying to eliminate this crisis with an appropriate medication quickly, Mathilde looks in their distress in a random acquaintance help quite a mysterious doctor (François Berléand), who specialized in hypnosis. The therapy, which Mathilde now starts with the Hynotiseur proves to be fast to be extremely fruitful: In the context of transparency and processing of their difficult family history wins Mathilde confidence, fresh energy – and a lot more joy in their sex life, what it enters the distrust of her husband Nico who suspects his wife changed so promptly, take a secret lover … In an ironic manner appealing carefully orchestrated Seventh heaven has cleverly calculated to delicious entertainment within a playful production, which plunges not only the wonderfully active characters, but also embraced the audience sometimes belonging in confusion. At the Venice Film Festival for the Golden Lion as well as for a César for Sandrine Kiberlain nominated for Best Actress is Benoît Jacquot (School of desire / L’école de la chair, 1998, Sade, 2000, Marie and Freud and Princess Marie, 2004) with The Seventh Heaven, a film succeeded not because of its impressive history, but in view of the playfulness of his actors and by the cunning use of the director with the apparent reality. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: The Seventh Heaven – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Le septième ciel Country of production: France Production year: 1997 ( #) Length: 84 (Min.)

Yeelen – The Light – TV-Tip of the Week

Yeelen - The Light - TV-Tip of the Week

           Yeelen – The Light – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Drama
               Africa, ritual, initiation
  The fact that adolescent sons often other plans for the design of their future than their fathers, is probably alien to any culture. However, if a father out of jealousy and selfishness, however vehemently defends that his son followed that vocation, which he carries himself, is the constellation of the tragic, the history of the Malian film Yeelen – The light from the year 1987 by Souleymane Cissé says. For the young Nyanankoro (Issiaka Kane) of the Bambara tribe in the southeast of Mali, who is about to mature into a man, it is the most important goal, healer, and therefore a member of the respectable class of the Komo, the wise men become – like his father, Soma (Niamanto Sanogo). But the autocratic soma not stand the thought that Nyanankoro follow in his footsteps, so his son to support his mother (Soumba Traore) decides to ask his uncle (Ismaila Sarr) for instruction, who is also a Komo. Thus Nyanankoro makes the first time beyond the tribal boundaries, to search for the uncle, and enters on an adventurous journey through the extreme landscapes of Mali and by the different cultural territories of his country, whose diverse traditions and rituals lined his arduous journey. And he meets the girl Attou (Aoua Sangare), the violation of their tribe and becomes his companion. The wrath of his father, however, can not escape Nyanankoro because Soma pursues him with the help of his magic in the form of a wooden pole to locate the son is able to bring about a confrontation to the death … Calling, rebellion, identity and initiation are the major themes that guide this film about growing up as a journey through unknown, risky regions, who at the Cannes film festival in the race for the Golden Palm, and there took up twice with prices of the Jury Award. The images of the ruthless and yet sublime nature that appears to correspond to great with the internal sensitivities of the protagonists make Yeelen – light into an extraordinary visual experience whose powerful spirituality peace appealing transported. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Yeelen – The Light – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Yeelen Country of production: Germany, France, Burkina Faso, Mali Year of Production : 1987 Length: 100 (min)

Masks – TV-Tip of the Week

Masks - TV-Tip of the Week

           Masks – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Comedy, Crime
               Television, show business
  On 24 June this year, he is eighty years old, French filmmaker Claude Chabrol, who was awarded the 2003 European Film Award for Lifetime Achievement. The former critics of the legendary “Cahiers du Cinema” and director of the Nouvelle Vague of the first hour populated with its social-thrillers in old age, nor the film worlds, as Commissioner Bellamy / Bellamy with Gérard Depardieu shows in the lead role, in the last year with the International Film Festival premiered in Berlin, where was Claude Chabrol, with the presentation of the Berlinale Camera honored. The comedic thriller masks of 1986 also celebrated its premiere at the Berlinale as a candidate for the Golden Bear and was nominated twice for At the representational qualities of Bernadette Lafont, Anne Brochet for the César. In public, the television presenter Christian Legagneur (Philippe Noiret), a star of the scene, the drives with its clearly presented Gutmenschentum the show “happiness for all” in the quota sky. Privately, however, this crazy character resides in a luxury universe with a dodgy servants egocentric rulers alike. The journalist Roland Wolf (Robin Renucci), who visited Legagneur occasion of his research to the biography of the leader enters, so a bizarre scene of protagonists who are obviously all involved in secret intrigues. In the turmoil of events is clear that Legagneur apparently belonging skeletons in the closet has … Rasant as humorous masks are created is a cool calculated settlement with the ambiguous productions of the entertainment machine, the inside of the zeitgeist of the 1980s, gathered a mass audience before the ground glass. With deceptive ease here appears slick Moderator – all excellent Philippe Noiret embodies – as for the late Heilsverkünder happiness of elders that can be functionalized as readily as the audience for the successful TV ratings. Claude Chabrol thereby exposing the supposed show master-Sauber man torn as carrion, but that is not the only mask that will ultimately fall. In view of the potentiated advent of such television entertainment in the last two decades, especially in the field of reality shows masks appear with his clever crime-structure as relevant today as then, for the unbroken effective strategies of this form of public presentation of intimacies are apparent in still mass appeal. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Masks – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Masques Country of production: France Production year: 1986 Length: 105 (Min.)

Ponette – TV-Tip of the Week

Ponette - TV-Tip of the Week

           Ponette – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Drama, Comedy
               Death, girls, runaways, mother-daughter relationship, Venice 1996
  In 1996 at the International Film Festival in Venice in the race for the Golden Lion at the start of the French drama Ponette caused a sensation: Although the jury awarded with President Roman Polanski the trophy for best film of Michael Collins, the Irish director Neil Jordan, but Ponette was awarded in four categories, with the Volpi Cup for Best Actress went to Victoire Thivisol. The then four year olds, which embodies the main character in the film by Jacques Doillon, received this award as the youngest Actrice at all, which almost magically intense game arises obviously a very exceptional, instinctive talent. As an accident, a young woman (Marie Trintignant) in a car crash, while her little daughter Ponette (Victoire Thivisol survived) and sinks in unbearable grief over the loss of the mother. Where profound sadness prevails, there is no help, however well intentioned, and certainly no consolation streamline exhortations of the father (Xavier Beauvois), to accept this immutable fact. The clouded mind missing children simply the mother, and come back again to, and not only on the day of Judgement, as her aunt (Claire Nebout) tries to comfort the little girl. Ponette is prepared in their desperation to do everything so that the mother is back with her, but all the tests of courage in the camps, to which it is a nasty little fruit incited by deceit in this respect help anything, so that the little girl in his need finally runs away … With a delicate sense of sensitivity, moods, and childlike worldview Jacques Doillon (The Little Gangster / Le petit criminel, 1990, Young Werther / Le jeune Werther, 1993, Raja, 2003), a skilful yet touching film about a deadly serious topic turned, in which, ultimately, heartache beyond current calculations, those waived by the director and screenwriter widely, can scarcely an eye remain dry. Ponette leaves the level of the rationalist reality considerations and focuses on the delicate feelings of his spectacular Hauptpersönchens, whose authenticity gives the film an inimitable charisma. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Ponette – TV-Tip of the Week Country of production: France Production year: 1996 Length: 97 (min) ( #)

Wounds of love – TV-Tip of the Week

Wounds of love - TV-Tip of the Week

           Wounds of love – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Drama, love story
               School, corruption, China, Gang
  That love can also cause excruciating pain, not only emotional, but real physical, this Chinese feature film debut of Zhuang Yuxin described as unemotional as to its oppressive ways. Wounds of love from the year 2006 draws to the social background of China in the period after the era of so-called Cultural Revolution, Mao Zedong’s portrait of a complicated young woman on the thorny paths of the first intimate encounters with the opposite sex. It seems cool, calculating, and brooks no contradiction: the pretty Yehong Qian (Yan Bingyan) leads to her school in Beijing, a tough girl gang. Your classmates serious Xuesong (Chi Jia), though secretly in love with the rough girls, but it offers the public the forehead. As he confesses in a letter his affection, Yehong uses the occasion to make him ridiculous before the whole class. Deeply hurt Xuesong Yehong attacked with a rock, causing her to turn for revenge. Within the hostile interactions between Xuesong Yehongs and the course it eventually comes to a tragic accident plunges the girl into powerful feelings of guilt … Yehong is in the course of the film to do two more relations that run along close to the pain in its many manifestations, without their longing for intimacy will meet in the end. The fate of the girl managed corresponds with the social development of China in the decade 1977-1987, which was marked by upheaval at the same time, disorientation, and still powerfully present state arbitrariness and corruption. It is the relentless brutality of the representation on the one hand, and the subtly staged emotionality on the other hand, the wounds of love can be an intense drama about the power and powerlessness of love, shines in particular the young actress who has been rewarded for 2007 with the Golden Rooster. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: wounds of love – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Ai qing de ya chi Country of production: , China Year of Production: 2006 ( #) Length: 109 (Min.)

The judge and the murderer – TV-Tip of the Week

The judge and the murderer - TV-Tip of the Week

           The judge and the murderer – TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Drama, Thriller
               Crime, psychopath, criminal responsibility
  To what extent is a murderer, who was in his childhood itself the victim of a terrible crime and obviously mentally ill, is responsible for his actions and thus to condemn accordingly? With this today again and again the question Tempers deals, the French crime film The Judge and the murderer by Bertrand Tavernier in 1976 in the battle between justice and society in the most dramatic way. Because of his failing too, aggressive behavior, the sergeant Joseph Bouvier (Michel Galabru) in the late 19 Century from the French army fired. When his fiancee Louise (Cécile Vassort) distanced themselves from him, he fires his gun at them and then they directed against themselves, but Louise will remain unharmed, Bouvier survived by two bullets in the head and is admitted to a mental hospital. After his release a year later roams the traumatized man disoriented by the French province and draws a bloody trail of cruel rapes and murders of young girls and boys behind him. With the help of a phantom image manages the investigating judge Rousseau (Philippe Noiret) to take Bouvier, who confesses his deeds actually. In addition, it is clear that Bouvier was once a victim of rape and has to contend with violent disruption. But both the doctors involved and the rural population show remarkable understanding toward the serial killer and demand that he be treated as mentally irresponsible, while the judge is on a relentless condemnation of … At the time, nominated for six Césars and in the categories for Best Screenplay and Best Actor Michel Galabru honored as the focus of the judge and the murderer is not on the investigation of the murder case, but from its social-psychological backgrounds. Within an ensemble acting with considerable intensity, the concentration is on the opposing figures of the murderer and the judge who the next opponent as a strange conflict of dealing with the perpetrators of heinous crimes by the society, and justice embody the other quite well. Flanked by beautiful landscapes of the French province is being created here a smoldering scenario of debt considerations in the context of a revolutionary psychology at that time, the evaluation of such combinations is still characterized by burning topicality. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: The judge and the murderer – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Le juge et l’assassin Country of production: , France Year of Production: 1976 Length: 121 (Min.)

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