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Saturday, 5 December 2009

Life- BBC TV series

Another brilliant ten-part series narrated by David Attenborough. It’s about the different creatures of this world like you’ve never seen them before and how they survive quite intelligently in their habitats. If you are not stuck by amazement watching this series, you must be an alien to human kind. Another reason as to why it’s been a pleasure to watch is that it has all been shot in HD with an ‘on location’ ten minute segment towards the end where they show how they actually got the shots in certain locations. Well if you’ve seen Planet Earth and loved it, you can be assured to get the same sentiments from Life, if not more. It’s awe-striking. It’s hilarious. It’s most fascinating.

If you happen to be reading this from the UK, catch it on BBC One showing every monday or on the iPlayer. (BBC website)

After the Wedding- Efter brylluppet (2006)

This was one of those wonderfully made European movies that cannot be replicated in the details by any of the “-woods”. Life is full of coincidences that adds the unexpected element in our ordinary lives. This Danish movie has an ordinary plot of estranged lovers, where their paths diverged only to meet in unusual circumstances to reveal some expected news. But it stands out for the plot is so powerfully expressed by performances that move you. The details in the making of the movie, so as not to overwhelm you excessively and setting the pace perfectly is to be commended and for keeping the emotions close to real life.

My one line review: A wonderful gripping drama for the emotional soul. (Via Rungta)

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