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Going Places

Comedy or misogyny?

(Edit) 05/10/2006

This was the first film Depardieu was in and it made him a star in France. The film was a big hit in 1974 and although it feels somewhat dated today it still has a cult following. The film is absurd and outrageous at times and certainly not politically correct. The way the film represents women is questionable and as a woman I found this film uncomfortable to watch at times. But overall I think I found Blier's blatant attempts to shock a bit tiresome really.

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Letter from an Unknown Woman

Classic melodrama

(Edit) 05/10/2006

One of the most famous and critically acclaimed melodramas. A real weepie. OK, if you like that kind of thing I suppose... I had to watch it for a film studies course and was glad when it was over.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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The Night Porter

Not a typical film about the Holocaust...

(Edit) 05/10/2006

I thought this was a great film - controversial and shocking but well-acted and I was engrossed till the end. The director, Liliana Cavani, had interviewed for a TV programme two women who survived the Dachau concentration camp. This inspired her to make The Night Porter - and the film explores the enduring psychological damage of Nazism even after the end of the war.

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Lust, Caution

Horrible, stupid ending (warning - spoiler)

(Edit) 23/07/2008

I found the ending to this film both unbelievable and offensive in it's representation of women. Either Ang Lee thinks women are incredibly selfish (he buys her a big diamond so she betrays her friends and the cause she is supposed to be fighting for) or just emotional and stupid (he buys her a big diamond and she decides she loves him so she betrays her friends and the cause she is supposed to be fighting for). The sex scenes are graphic but nothing particularly different from other Hollywood films - I found them rather boring. I just wish I hadn't wasted two and a half hours watching this.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.