The director certainly was creative with some of the Magic Flute sequences, particularly a duet between Pamina and Tamino suggesting Man and Women achieving the heights of Godliness while flashing back to a horror scene of grimness. I recommend this film, but again will say, it is not your typical Hollywood crowd pleaser. Their chemistry is amazing and unforgettable. Another example of unjust prejudice causing regrettable decisions and actions. In art, form must be congruent with subject. So glad Amazon is open minded enough to show films that are outside the box. .
This is a French made Blu-Ray created for the French video market. You have to see it all to grasp the genius of this film. Charlotte Rampling is incredible as is Dirk Borigard. She stays behind when her husband leaves, then moves into his apartment and the fun and games start again: Chains and broken glass and slaps on the face are their aphrodisiacs, and they make love mostly on the floor. The scene selections do work, though. This enables you to watch the video without an Internet connection.
From time to time this movie was brought up when the conversation turned to old artsy movies, and it was just such a conversation that recently prompted me to look up the film and see if it was available on Blu-Ray. In fact, this is a film full of shadows and shame, and Max and Lucia are victims of this frightening world in which nothing can be trusted and around every corner lurk spies in their house of forbidden love. It was so ahead of its time and must have been extremely controversial when first released. It is still controvertial to this day. So, despite the presence of Dirk Bogarde in the cast, I decided to save my money.
I still believe that, but I'm getting awfully weary of the violence I have to witness week after week as a critic. The Night Porter is very atmospheric, with subtle lighting, lots of detail and excellent costuming and sets. Consequently you have two viewing options. But now here's a movie that's not intended for the action-and-escapism crowd, a movie presumably intended for more intelligent and venturesome audiences, who don't laugh at it although maybe it would be better if they did. I watched it twice in order to try and understand the relationship between the two main characters and felt such revulsion and yet pity for them both. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. The audience laughs, most often.
It is one of a handful of films about the Holocaust that deals with the after effects of what goes on inside the minds of the survivor as well as the perpetrators. I'm glad I have the Blu-Ray, but the subtitles can be distracting. Then you will most likely love this film. They lay siege to the apartment, and the lovers slowly starve together. This film was not an exploitative porn cheapie, as I had been led to believe. Still, curiousity about it persisted.
That patient demon deep down brings victim and victimizer back together and smothers them with his cloak. I first saw this film in a theater 40 years ago. Dirk Bogarde is superb at this kind of characterization, complex, tortured, many-colored, full of ghosts. In the end all war and violence ends badly and it seems the human race will never learn from its past. Format Prime Video streaming online video Devices Available to watch on The Night Porter I must confess that I approached this film with a prejudice. If applicable, we will notify you about this before processing your order. Charlotte Rampling is also a great actress and is beautiful and she truly sizzles onscreen.
Get it if you dare. But the first class acting and cinematography are stellar, and once again I found myself caught up in the movie's twisted eroticism. For more information, go to the. If you like art movies, you'll want this Blu-Ray. The director, , describes her film as a love story, praises the honesty between her two leading characters, and sees the story as a straightforward handling of one aspect of the concentration camp experience.
There's no reason at all why the couple can't be killed straightaway except that then, of course, the movie would be over. Operatic and disturbing, The Night Porter examines the cruelty and decadence of Nazi culture. Eligible for Free 2-day Prime or free Super saver shipping. The transfer from film to Blu-Ray is beautifully done, but there are a couple of things you need to know before buying. It is not what we are used to watching about the Holocaust and certainly is a film that gets under your skin. That may be an aspect of the times or it may just be that such movies reach areas of the personality that weren't widely admitted before; she's not sure. Advertisement Fascism and its favorite sexual taste, sadomasochism, have come into a certain degree of fashion in the movies recently, and that's the subject of a scary essay by Susan Sontag in the last issue of The New York Review of Books.
It was available and I ordered it, and overall I am happy with it. Some new release movies become unavailable for downloading for a limited time due to licensing restrictions. Amazon's hassle free return policy means your satisfaction is guaranteed! The director and staff deserve kudos. Excellent acting and thought provoking. To the faint of heart even, this film is a gem worth viewing. The Bogarde character is a member of a sort of Nazi encounter group that specializes in expiating past guilt and destroying evidence against itself. This is not a film for the faint of heart and is dark and disturbing.