31 October 2005

Two wonderful movies

This weekend we watched a Brazilian movie Behind the Sun. Very nicely done movie based on the Albanian author Ismail Kadaré's book Broken April. A family feud that avenges by the principle of an eye for an eye finally leaves a family with no eye so to speak. Very metaphorical for some of the troubled times that the middle east has been going through.
On a different note, we also watched an amazing English comedy called Saving Grace. Stars Craig Ferguson of Drew Carey Show fame. Very nice plot about how human nature can go to any extreme to survive. A middle aged women who is pushed to the brink, takes up an illegal cultivation just to stay afloat. Human beings walk a thin line indeed. As always, the English countryside is breathtaking.

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