William Hunt (williamhunt2)Antwerp (Belgium)
William's Recent Reviews
After a 40 year civil war the government anounces that all war criminals are amnestied. Atim receives orders from his grandfather to kill Nassara, the murderer of his father, a man who now owns a bakery. Atim offers his services to him and Nassara hires him, not knowing that he killed his dad in the civil war. Slowly a dad-son relationship develops between Atim and Nassara. Atim struggles with his conscious and finds it hard to carry out the orders of his grandfather. The movie focuses on the inner thoughts of the main characters and in doing so shows the consequences of a civil war. Not much happens but stil there always is a high tension as U can feel Atim doubting when to kill Nassara. Brilliant Afican movie from Mahamet-Saleh Haroun, a director from Chad!
Gruesome story but it is a powerful anti war (and anti-nationalistic) film.
Very hard to watch, makes your stomach turn.
William's Favorite Movies
This high tension, mysterious, haunting and even erotic Japanese movie from 1964 is in my book the most perfect movie ever made. The imagery is utterly beautiful and captivating. It is a reflection on Zen philosophy that makes U wonder about the meaning of life. People who like reading Sartre, Camus or Kafka will adore this.
Tarkovsky comes close to perfection in his ultimate masterpiece. Visually this is possibly the best film ever made, it contains several shots that should be ranked amongst the best ever put on celluloid. Stalker is a philosophical Sci-Fi film in an environment that reminds of the post Tschernobil area. It's so deep that the questions that it raises at the end cause you to think about if for days. Truly am-az-ing work of a Russian master.