Written April 21, 2015
This is the very definition of fine cinema. I don't think anyone going to this film would know what to expect going in, but let me tell you: BRILLIANCE. It's an odd exploration of the wheel of fates - the cycle of life... extremely beautiful and painfully real all in one. The cinema-goer leaves having experienced EVERY emotion humanly possible. POWERFUL.
Written August 29, 2014
yes, there were some stunning scenery images - not enough though - but then it turned into a bizarre trip to Chinese manufacturing plants and slaughterhouses. what was the connection between these? ya got me. then there was a bizarre sequence of some guy putting mud/clay all over his face along with black and red paint. huh? There was no message to the movie and what started out as a homage to beautiful and sacred places turned in to a mess. An hour and 1/2 of my life I'll never get back.
Written February 27, 2015
It is daunting to choose a resonating scene, they are all meaningful, mesmerizing, memory-binding; but seeing the "inmates" performing in perfect harmony; a pristine Frenchman transform himself from mundane to monster; a single tear descending the luminous cheek of an Asian angel; vast, cinematic landscapes referencing God's and man's omnipotence, magnificence; leaving one with a sense of peace, grace, wonder and awe that filmmakers, taking seven years, have produced a tour de force; unquestionable eminence, destined to reign permanently, in the hierarchy of film masterpieces...
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Written September 02, 2012
Just enjoy the images you see and don't think...it's art using real footage rather than a documentary.
Written January 26, 2015
I never recommend movies, but this film is different. It is humbling, mind-expanding, terrifying, and stunningly beautiful all at the same time. The faint-of-heart should still attend, but take the same precautions as they would with a horror film: look away when you need a break from the intensity. However, 90% of the film will be just too visually compelling and wonderful to even think about taking your eyes away. And for those who don't flinch, the other 10% is not "horror" in that it's very real images of things which are happening in the world, and it therefore provides valuable insight into your reality.
A must see for anyone of 98.6 degrees.