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Two Monks (Dos monjes) (1934)

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Starring
Emma Roldán Emma Roldán
Gertrudis


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Two Monks (Dos monjes, 1934)

8 years, 7 months ago at Mar 28 22:28
Curious and interesting Mexican movie. Surprising since the first images strong expressionist influence, recognized by its director Bustillo Oro's decorated with huge windows facing upwards or a carillon clock with a pendulum endless undulating shape are some good examples of this artistic, but not unique. The lighting also has much to contribute in this regard. The combination of light and shadow... read more

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6 months ago at Apr 22 14:29
Rara, grave, expresionista en decorados y cuadros (algunos inclinados), drama de miradas pues los actores son pausados y declamativos (Emma Roldán que gran secundaria es); todo se resume en el aún más irreal convento
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Description: In a Gothic-styled monastery, a monk named Javier sees the face of another monk, Juan, and suddenly attempts to bludgeon him to death with a heavy crucifix. Both men then relate their own versions of a story of romantic rivalry between them. Javier, a consumptive musician, fell in love with and was betrothed to Anita. When his old friend Juan appeared, he was ecstatic. But soon, it seemed that Juan was making a play for Anita. When Javier found them in an apparently compromising position, a tussle ensued, and Anita was accidentally shot and killed. The two versions of the story differ significantly in Juan's motivations and in t ... (more)
Tags: 75 Min. (1), B&w (1), Mexico (1), Romance (1), Mystery (1), Fantasy (1), Drama (1)
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fernando posted a review 6 months ago

“Rara, grave, expresionista en decorados y cuadros (algunos inclinados), drama de miradas pues los actores son pausados y declamativos (Emma Roldán que gran secundaria es); todo se resume en el aún más irreal convento” read more

fernando rated this 6/10 6 months ago
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Nosoki rated this 8/10 1 year, 11 months ago
Nosoki added this to a list 1 year, 11 months ago
Watched in 2018 (262 movies items)

"17.11. Visuaalisesti todella upeassa (jälleen kerran) kolmiodraamassa hahmoista tehdään alavinkkelistä kuvaamalla todellisuutta isompia ja merkityksellisempiä. Kuvasto muistuttaa hieman neuvostopropagandaa - etenkin kohtauksissa, joissa hahmot poseeraavat kärsivän uljaasti patsaiden edessä. Juonipuoli ei kiinnosta ketään, mutta visuaalista uljautta katsellessa tulee väkisinkin ajatelleeksi, että kehuikohan Meksikon suurlähetystön edustaja El compadre Mendozan alustuksessa nyt vahi"


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