Peter Zingg

Goal in life: get to BAFICI in Buenos Aires.

Favorite films

  • L'Eclisse
  • The Long Goodbye
  • Magnolia
  • Taste of Cherry

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  • Întregalde

    ★★★

  • The Nile Hilton Incident

    ★★★

  • Last and First Men

    ★★★★

  • Sycorax

    ★★★½

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  • Întregalde

    Întregalde

    ★★★

    Love the way this film starts out with nothing but the typical meaningless bullshit conversations we educated cityfolk have all the time.

    Soon enough there is plenty of time for two abandoned Bucharesti women to talk about real life, when you’re stuck in the mud God knows where, and the cell phone, the CB radio and Google Maps aren’t any help.

    The whole incident on the muddy road reminded me of a similar experience I had on a backroad in…

  • The Nile Hilton Incident

    The Nile Hilton Incident

    ★★★

    Veteran Lebanese character actor Fares Fares is the perfect face of a worn-down major in the Cairo police department, used to rigged markets, bribes, prisoner beatings, and corruption from the top down, from the President, to the Sate Security, to his own uncle in the police department. Major Noredin Mostafa has seen it all, taken his share of the illegal gains, but also likes to solve a crime, and is not afraid to go up against what he knows are…

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  • L'Argent

    L'Argent

    ★★★★½

    The doors and windows of bourgeois Paris open and close. Bresson dissects Tolstoy's moral tale of how the system favors those who have, and destroys the have nots.

    There are just some incredible shots in this film, about how a petty crime has violent repercussions. Time and again Bresson puts his camera just out of the frame of the violence. A woman carrying a mug of morning coffee is slapped in the face, but we see the coffee cup not…

  • Blind Chance

    Blind Chance

    ★★★★

    OK! In the first 5 minutes we get a primal screen (opening shot), dead and bloody bodies on the hospital floor, some Malickian POV shots and an actual autopsy, cutting open a teacher's chest.

    Later our hero hears something outside the window, and looks out to see two men in the garden juggling at least 20 balls at once.

    WITEK: What are they doing?

    WOMAN: They've been practicing for at least ten years.

    WITEK: Why?

    WOMAN: No reason. Seems no…