Ended on 5/1/2014

THE GIRL AND DEATH -  (unrated)

2013 - Netherlands, Russia, Germany - German, Russian, French (with English subtitles) - 127 minutes - Shadow Distribution

Directed by: Jos Stelling

Featuring: Sylvia Hoeks, Sergey Makovetskiy, Leonid Bichevin, Renata Litvinova, Dieter Hallervorden.


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THE GIRL AND DEATH is a story about the impossible love between Nicolai and the courtesan Elise; a love that is obstructed by materialism, wealth, and the threat of death. In Russia of the post-WWII era, aging doctor Nicolai returns to an old, abandoned hotel, the place where he first met his great love 50 years ago, and relives his romantic tragedy, a tragedy that happens in the late nineteenth century, and embodies the end of an era and the vibrant hopes and life of both its young couple and of a new world. The hotel still bears the traces of its impressive past. Eventually, it becomes clear why Nicolai has really returned…

As ever, Stelling’s unique cinema is based on idiosyncratic humor, stunning images and large emotions. This is a film about time that seems to exist miraculously outside of time…


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Posted by : Gaspar Marino Date Added: 4/18/2014 5:32:24 PMreport this post 
Sounds Great. Can't wait to see it next weekend.

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