Still the Water

I love the movie and I love the soundtrack.

Watch a 100-year-old, 28.5-liter engine scream to life

Check the linked article for more information and a second video.

The Force Awakens

This feeling of the old movies. Wow.

Numbers

Nick and Mia meets [sic] for the first time. They know nothing about each other and seem to know everything about everyone else. But sometimes the less you know, the better…

I love Korean movies.

Still the Water

Peter Bradshaw:

Kyoko (Jun Yoshinaga) is a confident, intelligent 16-year-old girl who is falling in love with the diffident, moody boy next door: Kaito (Nijiro Murakami). Kaito’s parents are divorced: his dad, a tattooist, lives in Tokyo and his mum works in a restaurant. Kyoko is dealing with something even more painful: her mother, a delicate and beautiful woman, is dying, perhaps of cancer, although the film is a little too otherworldly to acknowledge the exact illness, the exact medical care or the ugly, un-Zen physical toll it can take.

Set against this fraught situation is a shocking event: a dead body is washed up on the beach. Despite the film’s title, the water is far from still – there are tropical storms and the waves and currents are dangerous. The dead man turns out to have a connection with Kaito’s mother, and realising this forces him to re-evaluate his relationship with his parents and with Kyoko herself who cannot understand why he is so shy and reluctant to make love to her.

A beautiful movie about love, life and death.

How to become a movie star

Hi,

I think I forget something. Some of my friends are major in director (making films) and they need a foreign actor.I think you are the best for the role!Are you willing to come and help them with the short film?

 

A: One day a foreigner received a postcard from his friend and told him to find some treasure in the old cinemas
So he visited these cinemas and know many different stories but didn’t find any treasure, finally he found the really treasure was this trip
B: but you don’t tell me that I am that foreigner, right?
I just play someone who says “hello” or something and that’s it
A: of cours ure the foreigner
B: aaaaaah
but I am a very, very, very bad actor
A: They’ll tell you how to act, take it easy

[…]

A: actually it will be on the TV
B: whaaaat?
which tv?
tongji=
?
shanghai?
china?
aaaaaah
A: Shanghai Educational Channel
B: na halleluja

I’m B…

Watermelons

arte shows a Chinese movie. The fact that I don’t completely understand it might be more due to the plot than to the language. (It has subtitles but hardly any dialogs.)

David Gale

More Infos at the Internet Movie Database, a trailer can be found at YouTube.

Love actually

And don’t forget about Nanx.

Big Fish

A wonderful movie with a great, touching finale, so happy and so sad at the same time.

No day for movies

I tried to watch Six Days Seven Nights, The Mothman Prophecies and The Right Stuff but couldn’t focus for more than 30 minutes. I’m just not in the right mood for movies, not today.

Mulholland Dr.

When I had to prepare Goethe’s Faust II back in high school I couldn’t understand a single line without the help of secondary literature.

Several years later I watched Mulholland Dr. and it was pretty much the same. The second time was better but I still read some interpretations. I’m really looking forward to rewatching it, quite contrary to Faust II which I’ll probably never touch again.

A past summer's tale

Deutschland. Ein Sommermärchen (Germany. A summer’s tale) was on TV today. I hadn’t seen it before and it strongly reminded me of the great ambience in summer 2006.

Munich, Leopoldstraße

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