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June 23, 2010

POLL 84: FILMS ABOUT POLITICIANS

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 1:58 pm

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

My poll 84 is inspired by THE GHOST WRITER (2010, Roman Polanski), which is about politics and politicians. I like this film very much because it reminds me that some politicians are just “representatives” of some greater power behind them. I also like the veteran soldier in this film very much. He is someone who suffers a lot, but no one is willing to listen to him. Then, one day, his suffering explodes.

THESE FILMS DEAL (PARTLY) WITH POLITICIANS. WHICH ONES DO YOU LIKE?

1.UN ABOLITIONNISTE (2001, Joël Calmettes, France)

2.À DROITE TOUTE (2008, Marcel Bluwal, France, 208 min)

3.L’AFFAIRE SALENGRO (2009, Yves Boisset, France)

4.THE CAIMAN (2006, Nanni Moretti, Italy)

5.CITIZEN HAVEL (2008, Miroslav Janek + Pavel Koutecky, Czech)

6.CITIZEN JULING (2008, Ing K + Kraisak Choonhavan + Manit Sriwanichpoom, Thailand)

7.CORN IN PARLIAMENT: LE GÉNIE HELVÉTIQUE (2003, Jean-Stéphane Bron, Switzerland)

8.DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT (ไม่มีอะไรให้ดู) (2006, Suchart Sawasdsri, Thailand)

9.UN HOMME D’HONNEUR (2009, Laurent Heynemann, France)

10.IL DIVO (2008, Paolo Sorrentino, Italy)

11.DOUCE FRANCE (2009, Stéphane Giusti, France, 180 min)

12.THE GHOST WRITER (2010, Roman Polanski, UK)

13.LA MAÎTRESSE DU PRÉSIDENT (2009, Jean-Pierre Sinapi, France)

14.MILK (2008, Gus Van Sant, USA)

15.THE MURDER OF MARY PHAGAN (1988, William Hale, USA)

16.OUR PEOPLE (2000, Montri Toemsombat + Jacques Charrier, Thailand)

17.PACHITO REX: I’M LEAVING BUT NOT FOR GOOD (2001, Fabián Hofman, Mexico)

18.POO TAN NOK SAPA (ผู้แทนนอกสภา) (1983, Surasee Phatham, Thailand)

19.SHORT WORKING DAY (1981, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Poland)

20.THE STAR OF PREFECTURE GOVERNMENT (2006, Hiroshi Nishitani, Japan)

You can cast multiple votes.

2 Comments »

  1. My own votes are for UN ABOLITIONNISTE, L’AFFAIRE SALENGRO, CITIZEN HAVEL, CORN IN PARLIAMENT: LE GÉNIE HELVÉTIQUE, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT, THE GHOST WRITER, UN HOMME D’HONNEUR, THE MURDER OF MARY PHAGAN, OUR PEOPLE, PACHITO REX: I’M LEAVING BUT NOT FOR GOOD, and SHORT WORKING DAY.

    Comment by celinejulie — June 23, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

  2. This is my reply to a friend in Facebook:

    I can’t remember the artificial penis scene. But Park Jong Ja’s character in IO ISLAND is very interesting. I think she orders one man to secretly kill some pigs of the villagers, so that she can monopolize some business (if I remember it correctly).

    Her character is not the veiled woman. The veiled woman is the beautiful woman who was once tied to the rock at the shore when she was young.

    I wonder if Park Jong Ja’s character really possesses the magical power. She claims that she can retrieve the corpses of those men who were caught by the water demon. And the corpse of one man really turns up on the shore. Do the corpses always turn up on the shore of this island just because of the law of nature or because of the current of water? Or do the corpses turn up because of her supernatural power? In IO ISLAND, the supernatural power seems to really exist, because it can make those men disappear suddenly. So if the supernatural power exists in this film, does her supernatural power exist, too?

    Comment by celinejulie — June 26, 2010 @ 12:29 am


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