Heavy fumes

films leaving strong and often bitter impression

Heavy fumes

Only God Forgives (2013)

Well in fact even he  does not, when he is  priest looking Thai policeman who ensures justice by cutting away arms, piercing eyes with a fruit knife and pleasing his subordinates’ ears with his sweet love songs in a karaoke bar afterwards. The amount of blood and violence reaches the point when an experienced gore/slasher..
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The Hunt (2012)

Just like he himself hunts a deer, his ex-friends, ex-coworkers and the whole city surround him and shrink  the circle until it gets hard to breath. Even a small and innocent lie is able to make it all turn, and boil, and bite, and hit you,because there is already too much evil around.

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Anton’s Right Here (2012)

It’s very touching and powerful film and not because it’s about an autistic boy, not because of all these socially realistic sad scenes in it. It is something else to it. Something I’m still trying to grasp. This film might never have happened if Lyubov Arkus, one of the authors of the Séance online magazine..
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Amour (2012)

After I watched Funny Games I got the idea that I do not understand Haneke. I do not understand why he creates a film with just a brutal depressive violence and hopeless sadness in it. Something which just cuts you down and does not leave you any air to breathe. I was looking for some..
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Paths of Glory (1957)

Compassion. This is what it’s about. Political pressure causes French officers to perform an attack, which is an inevitable failure. This leads to a military tribunal for 3 soldiers and a well-tuned mechanism of military justice is hard to stop. Staying a human gets hard when you are surrounded by meaningless and absurd murder.

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The loneliness of prime numbers (2010)

A simple story, maybe even cliché sometimes, but somehow it touched me. A relationship of an autistic boy and a handicapped girl, Mattia and Alliche, both lonely and lost. Being very close to each they never managed to get as close as they want to. It’s always something not said or not understood  fully between..
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The Demon (1978)

A tough one. A Japanese printing shop worker gets his three children who used to live with their mother. But his wife hates them and wants him to get rid of them. This pressure and money problems make his life unbearable and almost push him into madness.

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