HHhH (2017)

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A film by Cédric Jimenez

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Stephen Graham, Mia Wasikowska, Céline Salette

The explosive rise of Reinhard Heydrich, a fallen soldier, trained towards Nazi ideology by his wife Lina. Himmler’s right arm and leader of the Gestapo, Heydrich became one of the most dangerous men in the regime. Hitler appointed him to Prague to take over the command of Bohemia-Moravia and entrusted him with the task of devising a definitive plan of extermination. Two young soldiers, Jan Kubis and Jozef Gabcik. One is Czech, the other Slovak. They both joined the Resistance to free their country from the German occupation. They trained in London and volunteered to accomplish one of the most important secret missions, and one with the most risky: eliminate Heydrich. For the Resistance their comes first above all. On May 27, 1942, the fates of Heydrich, Jan and Jozef rocked  the course of history.

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Adapted from the homonymous novel by Laurent Binet, Goncourt Prize in 2010, HHhH (Himmler Hirn heisst Heydrich, or The Brain of Himmler is called Heydrich) returns to a little known but essential episode of the Second World War. The operation Anthropoid whose mission is to send two young Czechoslovak paratroopers trained in London to prepare the assassination of Reinhart Heydrich, one of the worst leaders of the Nazi regime. Vice-protector of Bohemia-Moravia played a major role in the organization of the Holocaust and was in charge of the control of the Einsatzgruppen (mobile extermination units entrusted with the task of eliminating real or imaginary opponents in the Third Reich) . Cédric Jimenez turns to a radical and uncompromising historical thriller. Opposing the frightening rise of a being without faith or law to the heroic bravery of young people ready to do anything to save their country. They even connected with a couple of girls there and had a moment of passionate love before they went into battle. However they knew there was a small chance that they were going to get out  alive. Courageous yes. Heroes most definitely those are the heroes of our times. Actually they had the balls to go through with it, in doing so they rocked history forever. Here is a shocking film with a brilliant performances by the actors especially Jason Clark. To all those who fought in WWI And WWII My hats goes to you and Thank you.

Jack O Connell/JAN KUBIS, Jack Reynor/JOSEF GABCIK

THE DOUBLE (2014)

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A film by Richard Ayoade 

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn

Here is an art film at his best and if you are a film buff like me you are going to love this one. To me it is like that someone has rewritten the film Eraserhead and his name is Fyodor Dostoevsky who wrote the novel of this film. Jesse Eisenberg who plays Simon is a shy dude who work for some government agency who lives this boring life. everybody is walking all over him. At home he spies on a girl played by Mia Wasikowska. who works at the office, she lives across from him. He can not bring to have a conversation with her, she run the huge copy machine at work. She does not know who Simon is. One day a guy who becomes popular with everybody and does his job well comes in the office, he is the new guy. He looks exactly like Simon and his name is James. Now Simon is thrown off his game , James is also a ladies men. I won’t go more than that I don’t like to reveal too much just in case someone has not see it.

The cinematography is superb it has a brown silver look to it and well design. Jesse Eisenberg does a stunning performance playing both role. The soundtrack is unusual but good for a film that is disturbing as this one. Although this story has been done at least a bunch of time in many different way this one stand out with some great raw humor enjoy.

 

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STOKER (2013)

A film by Chan-wook Park.
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode.
The chilling and aggressively creepy “Stoker” begins at the end and takes us on a shocking weid journey before we land right where we started, now seeing every small detail through a different lens. It is so deliciously good. Mia Wasikowska Plays a pale teenager outcast She is eccentric and very mysterious. India’s father dies in a car crash on her 18th birthday, bringing about a visit from her dad’s brother — an uncle she never knew she had. Yes an uncle who is also mysterious Gee it must run in the family (and you know it can be only good from there on) Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) is just back from business in Europe, and he strikes an immediate connection with India. Like without talking. As in he can maybe hear her thoughts, and she can read his. But “Stoker,” the first English-language film by Korean director Park Chan-wook (“Oldboy”), is no supernatural thriller. Asking to look at people who can kill easily as eating a crêpe. Chan-wook clearly Through us off with a series distrations for example the close-up of a bright-red curlicue of a pencil shaving after the pencil has been used as a weapon, Well done there it is very well edited also he is creating sexual tension or otherwise that you can cut it with a knife and to top it all off Evie (Nicole Kidman), warms up in Charlie’s presence, even though she should know better. (Jacki Weaver) shows up as Charlie’s aunt, who seems to want to warn India about Charlie. I am not going to tell you in detail about the film to fear to give it away.”Stoker” only shows the world outside the twisted Stoker family and their lockbox of secrets. As always in a story like this one it always the horny guy who do not know how to stop, the cops that are clueless, and the neighbors who knows where they are possibly playing golf in LALA land. As for Matthew Goode plays an oscar performance in this role of a life time. Kidman, deliver a cold ruthless performance in this film. Well folks that is all for now. Enjoy this one. I know I did. And I am going to see it twice.