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Brazilian guy living in Berlin, born in Rio de Janeiro, addicted to the Seventh Art and all types of films: from cult to mainstream, films d'auteur to blockbusters, arthouse to B movies, animations to documentaries, short films to miniseries.
A sappy and overpraised movie that is all over the place trying to bite off so much more than it can chew, even discarding its heavy-handed family drama (which gets solved in the most pathetic way) to focus on this corny romance, and it did not deserve any of the Oscar nominations that it got.
I can't really decide which of the subplots is the dullest and most dispensable, or if Nancy's revenge story could have been any less pointless or dragged any less had it been cut by half - everything so flat and forgettable that it doesn't even make me want to write about it.
What a completely wasted opportunity for a thought-provoking discussion about human nature, aiming instead at the most obvious with a dull development and a ridiculous third act that made me imagine what a talented director like Werner Herzog could have done with this material.
Vincent Price embodies with perfection the horrors of religious bigotry (a subject that is still not outdated), but the strength and brutality of the story get also a bit diluted by its lack of a clearer direction and people who keep running around back and forth searching for one another.
An efficient thriller, even if nothing special, but with the kind of subject that could have been developed into a better film had it played as a psychological drama. Still, It is nice to see that Schroeder manages to make it seem real enough in spite of its most ludicrous moments.