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Still, the whole film is a bit too obscure and I'm not convinced Reygadas knew exactly what he wanted to say.
And the performances by non-professionals are rendered in a way which recalls Bresson, but with a more pronounced distancing.
Yes, they are "other" to most of us, but their otherness is not helpful to us in understanding the topic of adultery.
Easily my favorite foreign film. One of the best platonic love stories you will ever see but when you see the ending it will all make sense. Read morePublished 21 days ago by dv77
I really wanted to like this movie, but ultimately it missed attaining its potential, so I've awarded 3.6 stars. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Eric Chaffee
Post Tenebras Lux and Japon are some of my favorite films. Battle in Heaven is very hard to find outside of buying the DVD, and I watched Silent Light online. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew Snope
I wish this film had been able to emotionally invest us into the lives of these characters because then this would have been a masterpiece. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Dan Harlow
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Johan and his family are Mennomites from nothern Mexico. But defying the law of God and men, Johan falls in love with another woman. Read morePublished on December 13, 2010 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
... is the director doing things that mainstream directors wouldn't do, but apparently only for its own sake. I had high expectations going in. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by S B
Terribly boring story of a farmer's family ripped off with his male natural urge contradicting a personal religious devotion. Read morePublished on April 9, 2010 by Michael Kerjman