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Film Recommendation: Das Leben der Anderen - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
March 4th, 2007
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Film Recommendation: Das Leben der Anderen
Drop everything and go see Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others; חיים של אחרים). It is poetry.

Addendum, October 2007: A fantastic article by Timothy Garton Ash on this film. [NYRB]
Other good films seen lately: Little Children and Little Miss Sunshine.

Current Mood: impressed

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From:shunra
Date:March 4th, 2007 05:59 am (UTC)
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Dropped everything. Film coming to town only in several weeks. Awaiting further instructions.

[signed:] your agent in Port Townsend.
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From:ijon
Date:May 1st, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC)
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Well? Seen it?
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From:shunra
Date:May 13th, 2007 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Nope. I blinked and it was over.

I put it on my NetFlix list, though..
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From:ijon
Date:October 7th, 2007 09:59 am (UTC)
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Well?

(let me know if I should stop nagging :))
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From:shunra
Date:October 8th, 2007 05:44 am (UTC)
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I got it from NetFlix, and it stood there, scowling at me for a couple of weeks.

I kind of gave up after that. I'm grasping my mental health, trying to hold on TIGHT before it runs away with an overdose of history and ineffectiveness: there is so much in the world that I find intolerable, and so little I can do about most of it!

So I'm going to send the movie back (or let Daniel and Shachaf do so after they watch it; and if they still haven't watched it before I come home from my week of knitting on an island, I'll try and watch it with them.)

The world is progressing in a scary direction. It is no longer confined to a particular country or group of countries - I am feeling a huge drop in the things that matter to me. Some days it is all I can do to get out of bed and put one foot in front of the other. Can a human being get a historical depression, d'ya think?

Knitting (and spinning yarn) is the most comforting thing I do; hanging out with my kids and with Daniel is the other comforting thing. Is this depression? Or realism? Who knows. I'll go knit something...
From:i_redfish
Date:March 4th, 2007 09:52 am (UTC)
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בהחלט.
ואתה מוזמן:
http://www.fisheye.co.il/story_3743
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From:batilda
Date:March 4th, 2007 10:04 am (UTC)

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"little miss sunshine" was wonderful indeed! i'm under the fresh impression from the last night, combined with watching the lunar eclipse after the film. cannot but smile, remembering the contest and her performance (and the family!).
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