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May 28, 2010

POLL 81: FILMS ABOUT SOCIAL/POLITICAL PROBLEMS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:56 am

This is about a poll in my bilingual blog at http://celinejulie.blogspot.com

POLL 81: FILMS ABOUT SOCIAL/POLITICAL PROBLEMS

My poll 81 is inspired by THE JUDGEMENT (1989, Permpol Choei-aroon, A+++++), which deals with the bias of people and the kind of problems which can be found in societies worldwide.

I LIKE THE PRESENTATIONS OF SOCIAL/POLITICAL PROBLEMS IN THESE FILMS. WHICH FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

1.AGORA (2009, Alejandro Amenábar, Spain)
I like that this film deals with the catastrophe caused by intolerance.

2.THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX (2008, Uli Edel, Germany)
I like that the film shows us that sometimes good intentions can lead to very, very bad things.

3.CROSSING OVER (2009, Wayne Kramer, USA)
I gave this film “A-” after I just had seen it, because I thought the film is lamely directed. But now I think I may give this film “A+”, because I like the story about the fifteen-year-old girl who is the victim of prejudices in this film very much.

4.DOGVILLE (2003, Lars von Trier)

5.eXistenZ (1999, David Cronenberg, Canada)

6.THE FEVER (2004, Carlo Gabriel Nero, UK)
I like the review on this film by Josh Begley:
http://movies.insidepulse.com/2007/12/19/72504/
“This is what happens to Vanessa Redgrave’s character, Woman. While attending an art gallery, a friend begins talking about class differences and the uselessness of the rich. Like a virus, this simple rant changes the way that Redgrave feels about her life, her world, and her soul. Based on the play by Wallace Shawn (quick movie trivia: Shawn played Vizzini in The Princess Bride along with many other roles), The Fever centers on Redgrave’s newfound and rather late awareness of class and her inability to reconcile her guilt over being one of the “haves” while still trying to think of herself as a good person. The film begins and ends with her in a rundown hotel room in a nameless small country in the middle of a civil war,”

7.FIGHT FOR US (1989, Lino Brocka, Philippines)

8.GAS ATTACK (2001, Kenneth Glenaan, UK)
I like that this film deals with the social tension, the bureaucratic problems, and the widespread fear of terrorism.

9.THE GOD OF BANGPOON VILLAGE (1980, Pagorn Promwituck, Thailand)

10.GULABI TALKIES (2008, Girish Kasaravalli, India)

11.THE HANGMAN (1964, Les Goldman + Paul Julian, USA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZSS3yxpnFU

12.THE IMPRINT (1975, Jacques Cardon, France)

13.THE JUDGEMENT (1989, Permpol Choei-aroon, Thailand)

14.KUHLE WAMPE, OR TO WHOM DOES THE WORLD BELONG? (1932, Slatan Dudow, Germany)

15.MUEN AND RID (อำแดงเหมือนกับนายริด) (1994, Cherd Songsri, Thailand)
I think this film should be screened together with IRON JAWED ANGELS (2004, Katja von Garnier, A+).

16.OUR TIMES (2002, Rakhshan Bani Etemad, Iran)

17.LA PASSANTE DU SANS-SOUCI (1982, Jacques Rouffio, France)
The suppression of press freedom during the Nazi era is very frightening.

18.POUR L’AMOUR DE DIEU (2006, Ahmed Bouchaala + Zakia Tahiri, France)
I think this film should be screened together with OSAMA (2003, Siddiq Barmak, A+).

19.THE SWIMMER (1981, Irakli Kvirikadze, Soviet Union)
The second part of this film makes me feel very afraid of dictatorship and Stalinism.

20.THE THREE INVENTORS (1980, Michel Ocelot, France)

You can cast multiple votes.

This poll is related to POLL 12: POLITICS WILL TEAR US APART
http://celinejulie.blogspot.com/2008/02/twelfth-poll-politics-will-tear-us.html

The theme song for this poll is NOTHING HAS BEEN PROVED by Dusty Springfield:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZip7Y_IDqQ

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1 Comment »

  1. My own votes are for GAS ATTACK, THE GOD OF BANGPOON VILLAGE, GULABI TALKIES, THE HANGMAN, THE IMPRINT, THE JUDGEMENT, OUR TIMES, POUR L’AMOUR DE DIEU, THE SWIMMER, and THE THREE INVENTORS.

    Comment by celinejulie — May 28, 2010 @ 12:02 pm


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