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Re: Windows on Monday (Germany / 2005)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:03 am
by arsaib4
Khler's Bungalow is now available on DVD in the U.S. I can't wait to see it!

Windows on Monday and Longing, however, remain without any sort of distribution.

Re: Windows on Monday (Germany / 2005)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:52 am
by A
I can't wait to read your opinion.

You know that I think it is one of the best films about Germany I have seen this decade (only Schanelec's sublime Marseille comes close).

Re: Windows on Monday (Germany / 2005)

PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:44 am
by hengcs
Quote A,"There seem to be many critical voices about "Downfall" or "The Lives of Others", but they are not as many as the supporting ones. ... But I haven't watched these two films yet (not really interested) so I probably shouldn't open my mouth too wide. Nevertheless i thought Hirschbiegel's "The Experiment" (2000) to be a very good "commercial" effort."

Quote arsaib4,""But I haven't watched these two films yet (not really interested) so I probably shouldn't open my mouth too wide." Good choice! "Nevertheless i thought Hirschbiegel's "The Experiment" (2000) to be a very good "commercial" effort." Agreed. And if it had avoided the genre cliches during the later stages, it would've been much more penetrating."

My humble take

"The Lives of Others" - the best film in 2006 (maybe becos i was willing to overlook the historical accuracy of it, but it really touches, a great film abt humanity)

"Downfall" - i like it, a "sincere" piece of work, but it was NOT mind blowing ...

"The Experiment" - the beginning was good, but the ending was bad ...

Re: Windows on Monday (Germany / 2005)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:20 am
by arsaib4
Yes, you've pronounced your love for The Lives of Others on a number of occasions already, but not everyone is on its overflowing bandwagon.

Re: Windows on Monday (Germany / 2005)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:48 pm
by A
Interesting. I loved the ending of Das Experiment (2000) most of all. It's been a while since I've seen the film, though. Still nothing on the other two. When will I catch up?