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Already in 1964, Peter Frankenfeld launched this campaign in his show "Vergissmeinnicht". The big star of "Drei mal Neun" is the cartoon dog Wum, created by the cartoonist Vicco von Bülow aka "Loriot" especially for the show. His buddy, the elephant Wendelin...read more...
Already in 1964, Peter Frankenfeld launched this campaign in his show "Vergissmeinnicht". The big star of "Drei mal Neun" is the cartoon dog Wum, created by the cartoonist Vicco von Bülow aka "Loriot" especially for the show. His buddy, the elephant Wendelin joins in the follow-up program "The Great Price".
These programs are among the most popular putlockers shows of the time. They will air on Thursday evening, making it the second fixed showplace on television. And this slot is "top", as shown by the ratings, also because Hans Rosenthal in his game show "Dalli-Dalli" with his legendary jump "Das Spitze" thrilled the audience from 1970 to 1986.
It's now exactly 10 years, 1 month and 4 days ago that David Cronenberg's Promises de l'ombre has been released in theaters in France. Which makes it an excellent date for you to propose my criticism!
David Cronenberg is a real director, a little apart from everything, it is hard to put him in a category if not his. Mostly known for his fantasy films, often on the verge of horror with the awesome The Fly, he does not hesitate to try other genres where stories are anchored in a more real world. After the first collaboration with Viggo Mortensen in 2005 with the excellent A History of Violence, they find themselves in 2007 for The Promises of the Shadow, which although having a more 123movieshub.com/ classic form than the previous one remains strong footprint if specific to the Canadian director.
London, a teenager dies while giving birth. Anna, the midwife who took care of her, decides to find the family of the newborn with the help of a diary found on the girl. A newspaper wrote in Russian. This will lead him to meet Semyon, owner of the restaurant Trans-Siberian who also happens to be a leader of the local Russian mafia, and the newspaper does not leave him indifferent, although he claims the opposite. What are his real interests? And what are those of his son Kirill and his mysterious driver Nikolai? Between betrayals, murders and family stories, Anna will have to discover the truth!
The realization is very stable, very direct. Cronenberg gets to the point, he knows what he wants and he knows what to show the viewer. All underlined by a staging and a cold photograph, sometimes falsely hot as during the scene with the buffet and the family meal in the restaurant.
During the vast majority of dialogues, discussions between several characters, there is no conventional field/backfield, behind the shoulder of each individual to have them all the time both in the frame, even in part. Neither plan overall where the two would talk to each other (there are some but very few). Most of these plans are front-end plans. The face is in the middle of the screen and he speaks. This supports our feelings for the characters, we can see the most minute expressions, detail its features. This undoubtedly strengthens the characters of Cronenberg's film and their involvement in the film. The viewer sees all the characters face to face before judging them. This vision of the face also supports Cronenberg's penchant for flesh, the skin. He shows things. Which brings together a little bit promises of the shadow, with other Cronenberg films such as Videodrome, The For any other film a little more fantastic that deals more directly with the issue of flesh, body, and complexion.
We also see that he is still attracted by the body and the flesh in a more direct way with the bathroom scene for example. Incredibly bestiality, Mortensen's naked body writhes in every direction and shows on the screen a fascination for the body formed or shapeless. Tattoos too, symbols of the past engraved on the skin forever. Here a ritual obligatory for these men of the Russian mafia. The story is engraved on each of these characters, either by their features or by the ink of the tattoos. Everyone has a story, everyone is a story " you do not have tattoos, you do not exist".
Viggo Mortensen is the driver. With his long coat, his black glasses screwed on the nose and the cigarette in the beak. He stands upright like a picket, always stoic. Arms and hands still. "He's not a driver, he's a fucking croque mort". He is excellent, his game is accurate and very effective. It's also very good for Vincent Cassel, the spoiled son of the mafia boss who dreams of becoming a more important place in the community. He proves once again his status as an international actor far from being limited in his game palette. But it is when he gets upset that he is the best. A real alchemy is created between his character and that of Mortensen. Noami Watts is also very good in her role of wise woman buffeted by events but who stands up and seeks the truth above all. Armin Mueller-Stahl who plays Seymon is simply scary in his fake bonhomie that he presents as a mask to hide his not very legal activities.
The film is 10 years old, it's crazy to say that because it has not aged a bit. It remains an excellent thriller, mastered from start to finish whether it is staging, directing, scenario, photography or acting. We can not blame him for anything. In short, if you have not seen it look at it and if you've seen it before, see it again, it's the kind of film whose mastery is not as good as one and the bathroom scene is one of the best in Cronenberg's career!... less
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It's now exactly 10 years, 1 month and 4 days ago that David Cronenberg's Promises de l'ombre has been released in theaters in France. Which makes it an excellent date for you to propose my criticism! http://123movieshub.com/
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