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Martha Fiennes screenplay "Mata Hari" represents the factual story not the mythological version of many inadequate and fabled stories about her life. Mata Hari, the ultimate femme fatal, was shot and killed by a firing squad October 1917.
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Madrid, 1974. Former women's jail of Yeserias. Lucia, a girl well situated in society, is condemned to spend ten years in jail due to her relation with a politic militant against Franco's ... See full summary »
Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are about to become public because of the family's long-time friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop".Written by
It is a shame that critics have buried alive this wonderful film when at the same time they praise so many repetitive, stereotypical productions. It is a brave, innovative movie with great acting, intelligent, witty plot set in a contemporary setting and fabulous stylish photography. It features controversial themes of today (juvenile crime, alienation, corruption) and realistic, multi-dimensional characters that evolve and grow as the film progresses. Moreover, despite its multiple thread storyline, the plot has an Aristotelian nearly perfect structure that so many contemporary films lack. It is puzzling that it took so long for this film to be released (and it is a very limited release), and even more puzzling that it has been welcomed with such animosity by the professional film critics. It just shows that one cannot trust them when choosing which film to go and see.
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