Saturn in Opposition
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Ozpetek's growth as a great film artist. His movie STEAM possessed a
sweet sensuality that was potent and moving. His movie HIS SECRET LIFE
is a sexy little masterpiece. It is moving and funny. And, like I said,
With SATURN IN OPPOSITION, Ozpetek teams up again with the gorgeous
Italian actor Stefano Accorsi. This actor added sensuality to every
scene in HIS SECRET LIFE. Stefano continues to bring his amazing heat
to SATURN IN OPPOSITION.
This movie is an ensemble piece in every sense of the word. A group of friends are thrown into turmoil when the most beloved member of their group is struck down in his prime. How the friends and lovers and former lovers survive this tragedy is heartwarming and very moving.
If this movie does not get to you then you have no heart. Period.
I can't think of any way anything about this movie could be improved. It has raised the bar so high I can't see past it. The brilliant screenplay, the flawless performance by every person in the cast, the breathtaking cinematography that caresses everything the camera sees, the music that never intrudes but always enriches and deepens the story, the surprising flashes of wry humor in what is a very serious and touching work, the marvelous way Lorenzo's inner monologue wraps itself lovingly around the whole film--just the way this movie FEELS, the indescribable way it makes ME feel when I'm watching it, or just remembering it--everything about Saturn in Opposition is simply perfect.
The only movies I can even compare it to are others by Özpetec himself: His Secret Life, Facing Windows, and Sacred Heart.Read more ›
This production is NOT a "Steam: The Turkish Bath" in that regard, or even an "His Secret Life," both of which got us more "involved." To this viewer, the most interesting point was before film's end, in the denoument between widower, Davide, and a come-to-acceptance and grieving, deceased's father.
At film's conclusion, there is a tying-up........a coming to terms. I wonder, though, is real life ever as smooth as pictured?
PS--Points for beautiful, beautiful photography work (are this man's films ever not?)
Davide (Pierfrancesco Favino) is a much admired writer who lives with his artist partner Lorenzo (Luca Argentero) in a healthy, loving relationship. Davide has many admirers who wish to fall under his influence as a writer and Lorenzo likewise has many friends who are devoted to him. These friends gather at the home of Davide and Lorenzo for meals, parties and celebrations - a place where each of the friends finds compassion for whatever is nibbling away at their happiness. Davide's close friend Antonio (Stefano Accorsi) is married to the beautiful Angelica (Margherita Buy) who is writing a book about smoking and is not aware that her husband is having an affair with florist Laura (Isabella Ferrari) until a mutual friend, translator Neval (Serra Yilmaz) - caring for both friends' concerns - shares the information. The possible disastrous discovery is overshadowed by the sudden subarachnoid hemorrhage suffered by Lorenzo during a communal meal.Read more ›
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One of the best foreign independent films every made. First saw it in Europe and was delighted to see that it was finally available in Region 1 DVD format. Read morePublished 14 months ago by James J. Middleton
Saturno Contro (2007) is an drama in a Italian directed by Ferzan Oezpetek. Though I am a huge fan of his work--especially Le Fate Ignoranti (2001) & Mine Vaganti (2010)--this film... Read morePublished on July 5, 2014 by R. Griswold
VERY GOOD INTERPRETATION, EMOTIONAL, ROMANTIC, BEAUTIFUL MUSIC, NO VIOLENCE AT ALL.
THE SADNESS,THE SORROW COME FROM THE EYES, FROM THE EXPRESSION OF THE FACE. Read more
I had a little trouble figuring out the relationships at the beginning, but the film is handsome and satisfying, and provides some unexpected plot twists along the way. Read morePublished on April 2, 2014 by David G. Zak
Good movie. Sad, but thought provoking. Gritty. Nice musical background. Italian with English subtitles. I would recommend this movie. thanksPublished on March 14, 2014 by Russell H Gore
A very good film that is based on the problems of today's life! Great soundtracks as well!!! Recommended!!!! GREAT CAST!!Published on January 29, 2014 by Sabrina
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