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219. The White Ribbon (2009)

A doctor’s horse is tripped with wire, injuring it and its rider; a female farmer has a fatal accident in a barn; and a local baron’s son is physically assaulted, all within a small village. When a disabled boy is … Continue reading

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167. The Pianist (2002)

Film 71 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t looking forward to this much, as my housemate had spent the last year ranting about it, since he accidentally mistook it for The Piano. But right from the outset, the … Continue reading

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159. Stalingrad (1993)

Film 65 in C4 Top 100 War Films My housemate and I settled down to watch this, and proceeded to laugh out loud when the audio started. Dubbed in ‘Allo ‘Allo type German accents! I haven’t seen a dubbed film in … Continue reading

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155. M (1931)

The opening scene of this German Expressionist film has children singing about a murderer and the black, foreboding tone is set from the start. A number of children have gone missing around Berlin, and posters warn people to be on … Continue reading

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118. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Film 48 in C4 Top 100 War Films An interesting film, based on a combination of one-sided facts and outright fiction, Enemy at the Gates tells the story of an expert Russian sniper, Vassili Zaitsev, played by Jude Law, who … Continue reading

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114. Hanna (2011)

Apart from my miserable time at the cinema (see previous post), I was determined to not let it cloud my judgement of the film. In fact, I really enjoyed Hanna. I know people have been comparing it to The Bourne Identity, … Continue reading

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103. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

Perfume begins with the sentencing of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, a man found guilty of the murders of 13 young women. The movie then flashes back over his life from when he was born to the moment he was caught for the … Continue reading

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