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Traffik (2018)

As expected, the purpose of this movie is to serve the needs of the public. Although there were a lot of plots that audience might not able to understand, it’s based on a true story to make us aware the seriousness human trafficking. Therefore, I won’t be so harsh on it, and will only make a little bit judgement.

First of all, the female lead character is really pretty, and she is looking good with a blush. She looks like Jennifer Lopez, also a bit like Halle Berry. She has a great body, which is eye-pleasing in some adult scenes. Unfortunately, her spoken line that was so poorly delivered, so vague that I couldn’t hear what she was saying, affected her performance. Moreover, she doesn’t have the ability to deliver lines properly, although she was in the emotional mood in the movie, she had to speak out clearly. That makes me keep asking myself, “Huh? What she is talking about” Secondly, the performance traces are too heavy, the camera loved to shoot her distorted facial expressions; however, she did not really shed tears, that didn’t move the audience at all. And then she did not act as a reporter, isn’t she experience the life reporter prior shooting? In my impression, a reporter should have a high sensitivity to news, pay attention to details, and be curious about what happens around her. bout what is happening around him, but there were a lot of strange things that took place in the gas station bathroom, she did not even say a word. Aren’t you afraid of being drugged when buying a drink in a remote village and then leave it on the check-out to go to the toilet? If you don’t take your bag with you to the bathroom, just leave it in the sink. Aren’t you afraid it will be taken by someone else? All kinds of details make the characterization less than fleshed out. Moreover, some of the plots are not well compacted.

Some of the plots were pretty predictable:

1. The sheriff at the gas station was suspicious.

2. The protagonist’s boyfriend will never succeed in proposing marriage.

3. the protagonist’s female friend will sure to be arrested when she went out.

4, the protagonist will always be safe and sound regardless any dangerous situation.

I’d summarise those plots that I couldn’t understand: It didn’t arise any suspicion that the local female sheriff who knowingly broke the law, burglary, and ganged up with criminals to kidnap so many women, which is a little too strange. Why did the sheriff do it? Won’t her conscience hurt? The movie doesn’t explain the reason at all. The female victim who escaped at the brining of the movie is likely to have gone through a similar experience to the female lead character, according to the final scene of the movie, but how did she get the phone full of incriminating evidence? From what she said before she died was that she was trying to impress the kidnappers, trying to change from victim to perpetrator? The minor character was also a strange one. He witnessed that woman killed on the spot and still having the courage to negotiate with them. Fight 4 men by himself, who on earth gave him the courage? The male and female lead characters fleeing for their lives into the home of an old man, they know that the bandits kill without hesitation, but still drag the old man into this. The old man was not suspicious at all when saw such two strangers in the middle of nowhere who covered in wounds and choose to believe them. That a strange logic. A bit of inspiration: be eager to learn, be defensive, and exercise well. Now when I run, I even imagine I’m running for my life, and I will really have more energy!

Il grande silenzio (1968) – The Great Silence – Film Review

The characters in Italian Westerns are usually indistinguishable between good and bad; what is good is bad, or otherwise. Jerks tend to populate the entire film from the beginning to the end. Regardless of what happens to the characters in the film, one thing I’m certain of is that everyone has an inability to control their own destiny.

What is the theme of the Italian Western? It’s revenge! The cycle goes on forever… This is what westerns looked like in the beginning. When the Western elements of the American Westerns were about to disappear, Americans acquired new elements from the Italian Westerns, and the Westerns “came back to life” in a short period of time, t was  Sergio Leone, whose works greatly exceeded the conventions and limitations of the Western, and make it immortal!

Italian Westerns have too many limitations Compared with American westerns, not only were the less investments were but also a smaller local audience.

Italian westerns have great soundtracks, full of traditional elements of the local culture, and that’s what’s important and unique. The soundtrack easily helps the audiences get into the movie, and it doesn’t matter. whether the film is good or bad. To hell with the good or bad, at this moment I will only enjoy the surprise and emotion brought by the original soundtrack.

When watching movies, entertainment comes to first, and the mood comes first, right? Don’t be affected by the tragic ending of the movie.

Klaus Kinsky did every evil thing in Il Grande Silenzio. Even though he’s the only big name in the film but he was not really the lead character. The main character is the dumb sharpshooter ” Silence”! His sheer body language and eye contact, his blood feud and his unlost humanity, are compelling, Isn’t that more attractive than Kinski as the villain?

In summary, the points I’ve mentioned above constitute the basic elements of a successful Western film.

In the end, the mob from poor families became the executioners, and with those bloody scene in the movie, did they become “fascist” to a certain extent? This was not what Westerns are about; The mob, in contrast to the executioner, eventually regained their humanity. The subtitles at the end of the film indicated that the film was based on a real historical background, that those bounty hunters who ignore lives were not allowed to exist, and that the blood of the people left behind for survival will not be erased by history. What the western film shows is the series of revolutions from the old and new society and law and orders, to contradictions, complex human nature, and the fading culture. Those are all part of the cultural heritage. 

The close-ups of faces and slow-motion shots are also unique to Italian Westerns and are unparalleled.

Off the Beaten Track Storyline

One year in the life of Albin and his family of shepherds in the North of Transylvania. In direct cinema style, this documentary follows their day to day routines, and their struggle to adapt to a new world where traditions are gradually replaced by modern values. Since joining the EU, Romania has been facing, like several other Eastern European countries, the pressure of modern values, introducing in farmer’s lives the cruel notion of competition, the temptation of migrating to the higher salaries abroad, and the marginalization of locally produced food against industrial products.