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Year
1945
Runtime
91 min.
Directors
Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Genres
Drama, Romance
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
6,628
Checks
2,035
Favs
158
Dislikes
26
Favs/checks
7.8% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
6:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Wendy Hiller is pretty great in I Know Where I'm Going, a British film where she plays a woman who's always known what she wanted and found a way to get it. Except this time, Scotland may have other ideas. See, she's got into her head to marry a rich industrialist who's renting up there, and it's all been arranged. Now if only she can keep herself from changing her mind once in-country, especially after she meets the charming laird of the island. For the most part, it's a showcase for the Scottish locations and Scottish culture, all quite charming. But the film also plays with useful motifs, in particular legends surrounding dangerous whirlpools (fairly well executed on the physical plane) as they relate to Hiller's dilemma, and a crucial curse on the laird's abandoned castle. The stuff with the falconer's escaped bird also adds to the film's thematic resonance. A bit of comedy, a bit of drama, a bit of romance, a bit of danger, a weird dream sequence, a lot of good writing and staging... I'm sold. 1 year 1 month ago
  2. locovoco's avatar

    locovoco

    That was one Kiloran of a Kiloran! I give it 5 out of 5 Kilorans! 4 years 6 months ago
  3. aussieflickfan's avatar

    aussieflickfan

    If you hear about this film, you will know if it sounds interesting or not once you hear the plot. If you don't find that interesting, go no further as you won't be going in with the right attitude. The setting is so different to many, but the themes are universal. So original. Now an all time favourite. 9 years 7 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #13 in Time Out's The 100 Best Romantic Films
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  2. This movie ranks #26 in Time Out's The 100 Best British Films
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  3. This movie ranks #70 in Butler's Fantasy Cinema: Impossible Worlds on Screen
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  4. This movie ranks #98 in The Criterion Collection
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  5. This movie ranks #174 in BFI's 360 Classic Feature Films Project
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  6. This movie ranks #176 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  7. This movie ranks #261 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Cinema
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  8. This movie ranks #293 in Sight & Sound's The Greatest Films of All Time
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  9. This movie ranks #308 in David Thomson's Have You Seen?
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  10. This movie ranks #374 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  11. This movie ranks #398 in The New York Times's Book of Movies
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  12. This movie ranks #430 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
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