After several years without contact, Martijn visits his sister Daantje. He tells her he is going to make a documentary from her life. One of the few movies completely shot in POV shots. It is very original and there is a very good perfomance by Kim van Kooten.
It is a very good Belgium movie. It is one of the very few movies completely filmed from the point of view of the main character (there is also "La femme défendue" and "Zusje", if you are interested).
The main character is agoraphobic, meaning he cannot go outside and cannot interact directly with other persons. So, he spent the whole day in the front of his computer, videochatting with people, ordering food, having virtual sex,...
It is very nice, funny but also quite interesting.
It is the 2nd movie directed by Michael Winterbottom (24 hour party people). The main character is played by Robert Carlyle.
It is the only film I know (and I have watched more than 3000 movies !) which deals with multiple sclerosis which is a terrible disease.
The story is quite simple. Carlyle meets a girl and they fall in the love right away. But after 2 months, he starts to get multiple sclerosis and the symptoms gets worse and worse. The point is what should she do : dump him and leave him alone with this terrible disease or stay with him and spend her life with a cripple ? On one hand, they are so in love with each other but, on the other hand, they just met each other a couple weeks ago ! How do you take such a decision ?
Anyway, it is terrific stuff. Directing and acting is great. A very very good movie
It is an interesting French movie about a rich guy who hire a younger man to be his taster... It sounds crazy and it is indeed but it is a very good movie with Bernard Giraudeau who provides a great part.
Hilary Swank is not really the interesting point in this but the topic is great. It deals with the period in South Africa when the Apartheid was just abolished. Instead of punishing the white people who treated horribly the black people and send the whole country in chaos and possible civil war, they created the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The commission was empowered to grant amnesty to those who committed abuses during the apartheid era, as long as there was full disclosure by the person seeking amnesty. In the movie, you get this terrible tension between the people who have been mistreated and even tortured and understandably seeking revenge and the wish to stop the violence and rebuilt this country with peace. A fascinating process and a fascinating movie.
This is one the best police movie I have ever seen. Probably even the best.
It is directed by Bertrand Tavernier (I have checked his credits in listal, all his movies are barely seen by listal users ! What a shame ! He is one of the best French director ever !).
Anyway, I love it so much because it is really raw and realistic. There is no Mel Gibson or Bruce Willis or Wil Smith kind of guy, shooting bad guys and saving the day at the end of the movie. Just unknown actors who really look like cops. It is almost like a documentary.
I saw this movie like 15 years ago and it made a great impression. There is a completely over-the-top story and a preposperous twist (things I usually despise in a movie) but I found it so captivating. It used to be one of my favorite movies. Imagine if Hitchcok made a movie in the 90's and they may look like this one...
This is a list with movies that I believe are great but (almost) nobody has seen.