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Drifting Clouds
4 years ago via Flixster

Finnish film by Aki Kaurismäki, and the first in a loose trilogy with THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST and LIGHTS IN THE DUSK. Filmed in a strangely timeless manner and funny in a very underplayed way, this is about a couple trying to make the best of a bad job when they both lose theirs. Glum.

Antarctica (Nankyoku Monogatari)
4 years ago via Flixster

True-life drama that plays like a documentary except the camera crew couldn't have been there all about an aborted 1950's Japanese expedition to the South Pole and what happens to the husky dogs they leave behind chained together. It starts off slow, focusing on the men, but gets increasingly gripping as it moves to the dogs. Desperately sad, but with a great soundtrack by Vangelis if you can hear it while you're snuffling into a hanky.

Postcript. If you visit Japan now, you can go see two of the dogs, stuffed.

Repulsion (1965)
4 years ago via Flixster

Wow is a good word to describe this movie. I didn't expect anything less from Polanski, he delivers every time.
I was slightly conflicted with the ending, but I understand why it had to end there. I wish it hadn't though, I couldn't help but want to see a little more into Carol's completely damaged mind.
It's not an easy movie to digest, and I don't think it's one I will be watching again anytime soon, but it's certainly a brilliant work and a great example of Polanki's genius.

The Tenant
The Tenant (1976)
4 years ago via Flixster

I still haven't found a Polanski movie I haven't liked, and this is no exception to the rule. I thoroughly enjoyed watching him act in this and believe that all the weirdness of the production only added to the tension of the film.
I wished for a better fate for the main character, but I think the ending as it is was very effective.
Overall, a great ending for the apartment trilogy.