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45 Years

Published in 0-9
Tuesday, 19 January 2016 21:13
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Feels like 45 minutes.

  • Starring

    Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells, David Sibley

  • Directed by

    Andrew Haigh

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Battle of Trafalgar, [Admiral Lord] Nelson killed, Bay of Pigs [invasion], hammering a nail into your hand, "kill themselves with disappointment", fascist, Nazi mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Wound-dressing, bandage. Stories of body being found, hiking accident, slicing finger, screaming, bypass [surgery] mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Kissing, undressing. Man in underwear, people in nightwear, low-cut gowns. Woman in bath (no nudity). Flirting mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). A woman takes an unknown prescription pill. Cabinet of prescription medicine seen. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Hooker mentioned.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, anniversaries, ageing, the past, jealousy, doubt, understanding, sensibility, keepsakes, memories, parties, childlessness, resentment, fear.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead girlfriend, dead mother, divorce mentioned. Dogs. Vomiting (off-screen). From the book In Another Country by David Constantine.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegant, empathetic, simple, stunning, suspenseful, intelligent, moving, commanding, contemplative, moving, shattering, shivery, lingering, brilliant, eerie, restrained, thoughtful, involving, delicate, absorbing, poignant, assured, compassionate, subtle, sophisticated, polished. Superb/powerful/wonderful/understated lead performances, smart casting, modest pacing, careful storytelling, believable pillow talk, expressionist landscapes, rich lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    This won't reach the broad audience it deserves.

Night Train to Lisbon

Published in N
Friday, 01 November 2013 03:26
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and brief sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A professor is rocked by Amadeu.

  • Starring

    Jeremy Irons, Mélanie Laurent, Jack Huston, Martina Gedeck, Tom Courtenay, August Diehl, Bruno Ganz, Lena Olin, Marco D'Almeida, Beatriz Batarda, Christopher Lee, Charlotte Rampling, Sarah Bühlmann

  • Directed by

    Bille August

  • Running time

    111 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are kicked, beaten, tortured, held at gunpoint, hit with a blunt object. Near-choking, attempted suicide (jumping), bicycle accident. Screaming, arguing, angry mob. Police brutality, dictatorship, fascism, patricide, electrocution, guillotine, blackmail, sabotage, suicide mentioned. Killing discussed. Blood/gore: Bloody cut, bloody hands, blood on objects, mutilated hand. Blade inserted in skin, slit neck, scar.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Nude couple beneath bedsheets. Exposed breast.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with adrenaline. Alcohol (beer, wine), bar settings. Smoking. Fatal pill overdose, painkillers, poisoning mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamation. Class, gender, political stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Portuguese Resistance, António de Oliveira Salazar, eccentricity, philosophy, teaching, chess, literature, mysteries, writing, life, chance, fate, vision, seeing, torture, deformity, secret police, censorship, education, truth, oppression, independent thinking, death, father-son relationships, siblings, The Hippocratic Oath, memory, friendship, loyalty, mortality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased son/brother. Deceased father, deceased grandfather, estranged wife, arrested father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, church, prison settings. Medical procedures: sight testing, surgery, needle inserted in skin, CPR, stretcher, tracheotomy, Heimlich maneouvre. Aneurism, emphysema mentioned. Roast meat eaten. Spitting. Flock of birds, pigeon. Based on the bestselling novel, Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Well-meaning. Decent period reconstruction, solid cast, orchestral soundtrack, Lisbon looks sensational.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wheezing, lumpy, tedious, plodding, unimaginative, waffling, dull, old-fashioned, clunky. Dreary performances, expository characters, outmoded storytelling, uninteresting cinematography, pedestrian tech values, devoid of tension, stilted dialogue, inexplicable accent and language choices, unconvincing contrivances.