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After reading a BBC article about the real life trial of a naval officer who shot his wife's lover, I found out that the story was turned into a film -- which also happened to have very high ratings online. Out of curiosity I looked it up on Netflix. It is a tacky, poorly written waste of time. The style and timing of the soundtrack is so heavy-handed that at times it seemed like a parody of itself; they used the same blaring soundbyte of "tense music" after every other line in the dialog. This movie is like a lesson for filmmakers in what not to do. It is among the worst I've ever seen. (I am aware that Bollywood approaches storytelling in a unique way. But this was not a good example of Bollywood at all.)
4 years 4 months ago
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One can only take so many jokes about bodily fluids.
6 years 1 month ago
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The guy who played Charlie was SO hokey.
6 years 5 months ago
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You can search for "Burn!" under its Italian release title "Queimada".
9 years 2 months ago
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I read the book first and saw the film soon after. A very true adaptation. Thumbs up.
9 years 5 months ago
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Very little seems to "happen" (and I put that in quotations for a reason) in this film but that is part of the point; it's a memory of the director's father, sweet and subtle and fading away. No massive drama. No bitterness. Just a lot of warmth between people trying to find their way through life (and death). I enjoyed it very much. And how darling was that scene of them roller skating through the Biltmore with Josephine Baker singing in the background? :)
9 years 6 months ago
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quote:
I guess my heart knew that somebody must be coming here to take me out of this hell. You did it. Now look at me, I'm alive once more. Listen, Val, everything in this rotten store, it's yours, everything that Death scraped together down here. But Death must die before we can go!
9 years 7 months ago
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