Interesting theme: A dystopian future state holds annual games where two young contestants from each of 12 districts fight each other to the death until only one remains.
Even though this is heavy stuff the film does not manage to connect on an emotional level. It suffers from "Harry Potter" syndrome: Films based on a popular teen fiction franchise need to prop a bunch of plot points from the books into the story. This seldom makes for a good film.…
Apparently every two years or so I get an itch to watch a movie with Audrey Hepburn because she's such a big deal to so many people. And every two years my choice is "Charade", because the reviews make it sound interesting. Unbeknownst to me I will have already seen this film two years ago and forgotten all about it.
So while watching this I always have this eerie deja-vu feeling (because I have actually deja vued this film), trying…
After the screening director Ulrich Seidl told the audience that he is convinced that the Latin phrase "Homo homini lupus est" rings true for all human interaction: man is a wolf to his fellow man.
The film was shot in sequence and on location in Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and the Ukraine. It is full of memorable scenes that have stuck with me even though it's more than three years ago that I have last seen it.