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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Stadt Land Fluss (German) [Harvest]

This film is shot as realistically as you can get it. In the QnA, with the director, it turns out that all the people except the lead actors were actual farmers who ended up in the film as well. It is a sweet gay romance involving two young budding farmers but it is so subtle and devoid of cliches, that it make s a wonderful watch.

Marko is from a broken home where his father left him when he was very young. He is studying to become a farmer and is doing apprenticeship as a farmer. He is a loner who doesn't hang out with other young students who are also working on the farms. He is just aimlessly going on with his life. Jakob, a new boy joins their group as an apprentice who quite his training as a banker and decided to become a farmer. Marko and Jakob start hanging out with each other. There is no apparent love shown between them. Marko doesn't know how to reciprocate Jakob's increasingly stolen glances at him. Something that he likes. They end up kissing one day but Marko is not very sure of it. One night Jakob invites Marko to go to Berlina dn they spend a very good time there. They come back and the film ens witha very very beautiful hug between the two where the two declare thir love for each other without saying even a single word.

The film is shot straight out of a farmer's life. There are long scenes of a farmer's chores done throughout the day and other mundane activities (for city person) and how even eventually the characters are built in that environment. The film pays very detailed attention to every single thing happening in and around the farm. This helps to keep the film very real and grounded with no frills or fancy fares. The 2 actors have done their job very well. Apparently, a lot of scenes were improvised but my favorite will definitely be the last hug scene. A simple action can speak so many unspoken words.

The film will definitely need a lot of patience. I am now rethinking of re watching some of the film that I had earlier discarded. This one was good. (6/10)

6 comments:

jameslovelasse said...

I can't believe you've juust give'em 6????


this movie really worth to watch....


better 7.5 than 6.
seriously...

Golu said...

Hey buddy.. I think the reason fo me giving this film a lower ranking was cos of the fact that I wasn't prepared for the film's slowness when I saw it in theaters. There is no denying that the film is made straight from the heart and def worth a watch. I am glad that ppl are actually appreciating this film

claudio sgaravizzi said...

This film deserves a good 7; subtle narrative, good actors, credible story, nice and right end.

Golu said...

respect your thoughts and may even agree to it if i and up watching the film again

Gus said...

This movie was an unexpected pleasure. The pacing was slow but deliberate. I thought the way it unfolded was very REAL, Great Acting and Directing.
emotionally on par with Haigh's Weekend with minimal dialog.

Golu said...

absolutely agree Gus