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This is one of the most amazing films I have ever watched
on May 13, 2016
This is one of the most amazing films I have ever watched. This is John Boorman at his best. Twenty years later, the movie has become a classic (although it seems that the critiques were initially not that good: the critics were not happy with the story, which however makes perfect sense). Above all, beyond the bewitching views of the country, there is an exceptional construct. Think of the role of the river, which comes back at various times and with various meanings. Think of the cloths and the way they are used. Arquette is more than perfect, and Zimmer's music is mesmerizing. If you add that the movie helped people to understand what was really happening in Burma, and thus had a direct political impact, what else would you want?