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A.k.a.
The Hourglass Sanatorium
Year
1973
Runtime
124 min.
Director
Wojciech Has
Genres
Drama, Fantasy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
2,025
Checks
699
Favs
118
Dislikes
11
Favs/checks
16.9% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
11:1
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  1. K.'s avatar

    K.

    A work of sheer brilliance; truly astounding in every regard! One of the most unique, fascinating and extraordinary films ever made. The most exquisite Mise-en-scène I've ever witnessed. The effort and detail that went into each scene is absolutely astonishing, creating a rich world of light, color and texture. Through mesmerizing visuals the film drifts through the protagonist's mind, merging his memories, imagination, fears and desires into a dreamlike stream of consciousness. However, this summation doesn't say much; the execution must be seen. W. J. Has found the perfect balance between style and substance. The culmination of 1970's cinema, or of any decade really. It's appalling that this doesn't receive wider attention. This is cinema at it's absolute finest! The definition of the word "masterpiece".

    P.S. For those who didn't know, the film is available in region free DVD and Blu-ray format from the label company "Mr. Bongo" - excellent quality!
    3 years 11 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Fantastic movie! 7 years 2 months ago
  3. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Danger: may contain surrealism and Paradisaeida. 4 years 8 months ago
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