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.
From a thematic standpoint this is an always interesting film, but as a narrative it is heavy-handed and ridden with clichés and tacky dialogue - and its romance never feels natural or involving but only contrived and mechanical, with a terrible performance by Nicholas Jacob.
A well-made remake that is bold enough to be completely different from the original movie, and it is great that it touches on intriguing questions about human nature without missing the opportunity to discuss today's politics. But too bad though that it lacks energy and feeling.
A smart political satire disguised as a comic book revenge movie that mixes hilarious dark humor, ultraviolence and science fiction without any tonal problems, and it is a wonder to see that although surely a product of its time it is still thought-provoking and able to entertain.
Farhadi proves again that he is one of the greatest storytellers nowadays to shape nuanced, three-dimensional characters, making it impossible for us to take sides or judge any of them - and his wonderful last scene, filmed in one long shot, is of extraordinary sensibility.
A sweet and mature romantic comedy that, behind its apparent simplicity, is more nuanced than one would imagine, offering an honest insight into love between middle-aged people and with great performances by Dreyfus and Gandolfini (who will be missed).