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Victory (1995)






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This third feature film version of Joseph Conrad's tragic romantic drama (the best of which remains John Cromwell's 1940 adaptation) is the one that stick's closest to the original story of a reclusive, hard-hearted fellow living on a private island in the Dutch East Indies who must protect his home, and the woman he comes to love, from two brutish villains. The story is told by a sea captain and begins at a turn-of-the century hotel in the port town of Surabaya where the Dutch entrepreneurs come to drink and wind down while listening to an all-female orchestra led by creepy conductor Sam Giancomo (Simon Callow). The joint is owned by an unpleasant, bigoted German named Schomberg (Jean Yanne) who constantly pesters the conductor to sell him Alma (Irene Jacob), the prettiest girl in the band. Eventually Sam relents, causing the frightened Alma to beseech taciturn patron Axel Heyst (Willem Dafoe) to help her escape. At first Axel refuses, but then has a change of heart and takes her with him to his lonely island where she will live with himself and his valet Wang (Ho Yi). Initially, Axel wants nothing to do with Alma, but things change and they become lovers. Meanwhile, the vengeful Schomberg plots revenge. He gets a chance to enact it with the arrival of the villainous Mr. Jones (Sam Neill) and his henchmen who turn Schomberg's bar into a gambling house. Seeing that Jones is ruthless and avaricious, Schomberg casually mentions that there is an untapped fortune lying in an abandoned mine located on Axel's island. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovimore
Rating: R (for violence and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 19, 2002
Miramax Films

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Willem Dafoe
as Axel Heyst
Sam Neill
as Mr. Jones
Jean Yanne
as Mr. Schlomberg
Ho Yi
as Wang
Bill Paterson
as Capt. Davidson
Irm Hermann
as Mrs. Schomberg
Simon Callow
as San Giacomo
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Critic Reviews for Victory

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | June 23, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Couldn't be less compelling

Full Review… | November 29, 2002

July 26, 2005

Full Review… | September 29, 2006

Full Review… | May 17, 2002
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Victory


the best part is the soccer game. its about people in a prison camp who want to play soccer. its only good at the beginning.

Lisa Shaw

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