Sunday, January 21, 2007

Homage to Friends & Movies

Stefan Langerman and Luigi Laura are movie fanatics, able to gather and gobble large number of movies and moods. I tried to pull a luigi or a stefan and watched Beat the Drum, Shadows in the Sun, Jakeob ui Jeongseok, Chokher Bali, Malek wa Ketaba, all during a single flight.
  • Beat the Drum: Sweet story of a Zula boy going to Johannesburg in search of his uncle, amidst the "curse".
  • Shadows in the Sun: Harvey Keitel tries his best, so does the fine Italian backdrop, but the movie of an author with a writer's block hiding from the world is stabbed by the script, other performances and the silly music, Claire Forlani notwithstanding.
  • Chokher Bali: Tagore's story massacred. Individual scenes in serious stress.
  • Malek wa Ketaba: Egyptian tale, modern, very modern. Hind (Hend?) Sabri sparkles.
  • Jakeob-ui Jeongseok: What fun. Technically a romantic comedy, but mainly, I liked the flawless looks and facade of the two leads being rippled by a series of episodes showing them in very much boy/girl petty urges.


Blogger Kunal said...

Is there some airline I don't know of that shows such a collection of movies?

Or does a typical portable DVD player have such a long battery life?

1:01 PM  
Blogger metoo said...

Business class, Lufthansa. :)

2:35 AM  

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