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Sep 23, 2020BBQ_Chick rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I've never seen a French film that I liked and this one was no different. It starts off with a brother and sister hearing their mother's will. Then the adventure begins with screaming women, a screaming baby, screaming people and it just…
Dec 28, 2019bdehler rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
A movie you can live without... a well made movie but the plot is sick...
Mar 20, 2019Annieoywong rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is a mystery and detective film, After reading their mother's last and testament, Jeanne and Simon discovered the past secret of their mother, they had to go to her birth place in Middle East to find their father and their long lost…
May 28, 2018lavasushi rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
When you find out the truth, it’s pretty creepy. Well acted. Though you don’t see the violence, it resonates throughout. Raw and brutal. Never having been to the Middle East, the scenery is beautiful. The living conditions are…
Feb 24, 2018
3 copies available in Markham Library...the copy I have has no English Subtitles, Only French Subtitles & French Dialogue....Most Foreign Film DVDs have English Subtitles...Not this one!!!!
Jan 23, 2018
Something's wrong with this DVD! NO images on the black screen! 3 1383 09643 6111
Oct 02, 2017jonnybroom rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
A movie to engage your empathy and raise your awareness of another part of the world. One doesn't side with Christian or Palestinian sides in this drama; it's a human puzzle, nearly incomprehensible to the Canadian children in the story,…
Nov 20, 2016Ilantha rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Amazing movie!!! I highly recommend it. Heartbreaking, with the atrocities and traumas of war, but satisfying and touching none the less. This story has stuck with me since I watched it. BTW the copy I had had zero problems with…
Aug 05, 2016IV27HUjg rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
2 dics poorly marked IMO, difficult to get the subtitles to kick in - be patient, keeping trying. I thought this film was impressive & further cements my belief that 'religion' will be the planet's destruction. In the name of…
Sep 02, 2015iwasthewalrus rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Following the death of their mother, Simon and Jeanne are gathered for the reading of her last will and testament. It’s there they discover some shocking truths about their mother’s past. Her final wish is for her two children to return to…
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Feb 28, 2015a5a22406 rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
What an excellent Canadian (Quebec) movie. Filmed in both Montreal and the Kingdom of Jordan, this is a first-class show. Be sure to watch the Extra Features, as the crew talks to kids and adults who were movie-extras and some of the…
Dec 30, 2014Nursebob rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
After her death Nawal Marwan’s fraternal twins, Simon and Jeanne, come together for the reading of her Will. There is the expected 50/50 split of earthly possessions and bank accounts but then things take a strange turn. Nawal leaves…
Aug 05, 2014cdeclercq rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This film is a very good example of what war does to people. It's cruel, horrible and heartbreaking and if you add intolerance and hatred of other religions or cultures to the mix, you find yourself in the most inhuman living condition…
Feb 26, 20140cho rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
It’s so nice to see a Canadian movie do so well on the international movie scene. However, why is that Canadian movies have to be so messed up? All I can say is stay away from this movie. This movie is neither artistic or intelligent. …
Jan 23, 2014
@ Icon SusannahElf The copy I had didn't have English subtitles which is odd. Some copies may be different.
Jan 23, 2014
Okay, is it just me, or have other people had problems getting the English subtitles to show? I tried at least 10 times, because I really want to see this film, especially having been hooked by the extended non-verbal sequence at the…
Aug 05, 2013RDL rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is an incredible movie which explains many things about history. Most of the violence is off set because the "after" is more important. The retribution is where the guilty cannot run away from their actions. The reviewer that gave…
madison382
Jul 01, 2013madison382 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Really good mystery movie.
Jun 21, 2013
This is a good show and reminds me of the story of Oedipus, don't you agree?
Mar 20, 2013Lauren31 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Wow, fantastic film. This will be one that will stick with you for days, mulling over the twists and turns, and the impact of war on people. I may have missed some of the subtleties though, as the OPL copy of this film is French only…
Feb 27, 2013Cyborg_Kid rated this title 0.5 out of 5 stars
Vicious nasty show which uses brutal graphic violence, perhaps trying to make a point that I didn't get. If you like to see children butchered, rape, incest and assorted other depravity then this is your show. As a Canadian I am ashamed…
Dec 04, 2012Ron@Ottawa rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
A very engaging drama by Quebec director Denis Villeneuve. I was told the film was shot in 25 days with a relatively modest budget. This again goes to show the quality of a film is not always tied to its cost. This is a very worthwhile…
Nov 28, 2012
An excellent movie about war and what it does to people. It is violent at times because it does take place during war. Awful things happen in war. The way the story was told keeps your attention. I do agree with the comment below where…
lylabell
Oct 23, 2012
Did not like
S3707
Sep 16, 2012S3707 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Words cannot express how grateful I am to have seen this film. It is one of, if not the best films, I've ever seen. One has to really watch and listen carefully to what everyone is saying. I feel that it would of been much easier to…