Goddess of 1967
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Top Customer Reviews
While this film has a familiar plot, Clara Law put it together in such an unexpected way that it made every minute worth while. Surprise plot twists. Funny moments. Bold colors. Unexpected composition. Dramatic editing. And two superb performances in the lead.
There's Japanese actor Rikiya Kurokawa who plays a young man from Tokyo who goes to Australia to buy a classic car -- a pink 1967 Citroen DS (aka, "Goddess") -- and winds up driving a young blind woman across country to some mysterious destiny. Flashbacks provide clues. The blind woman is played by a very talented and beguiling Australian actress named Rose Byrne. And she's a goddess herself.
Ironically, Rose is often filmed with her face in shadows. Ironic because (1) she is playing a blind woman (shouldn't the other people be in shadows?), and (2) because she is remarkably beautiful.
This is an surreal movie with an eerie beauty.
So he ends up on a road trip with the "emotionally fragile", not my words, owner of the car, who is blind and who has orange hair and a gun---but not the movie theater killer, as, well, never mind...
So they drive the car into the outback, ala "Pricilla, Queen Of The Desert", without the music or the drag queens, but with even more drama. Oh the drama.
Those nasty, inbred, cross-bred valley types...
They had a song for it in the forties: "I'm my own grand(Pa/Ma)". Incest is the biblical term.
Blood ties run deep.
So the Japanese guy falls in love with the Aussie trailer trash.
The film is very interesting, very beautifully filmed, quite compelling. And very odd.
I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I purchased this for a gift for my friend that heard of it but couldn't find it anyplace, it worked well and the person I gave it too was very happy with it.Published on November 19, 2013 by Robert Hoffman
A new fave of mine. If you have seen Rose Byrne in anything else it will make her performance here even more jaw-dropping.Published on February 1, 2013 by one4one
Loved this movie. My real reason for this review is because I wanted to ask a question for anyone who knows. Does anyone know the brand of luggage the Asian guy is using. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by K. G. Crump
A beautifully photographed art film. This one takes awhile to grow on the viewer. If you stick with it, it repays with some disturbing, yet finally gorgeous, scenes of outback... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by Bradley F. Smith