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Last night in NITV  (indigenous channel) 'Lion'   ... WOW !  What a story and a great movie .

 

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A five year old boy travels from a small  rural village  with his elder brother in India, but they get separated and he falls  asleep on an empty train parked at a station. He wakes up and the train is in motion, still empty and he is locked in, for two days.  He ends up in  a far away part of India, Calcutta,   he doesn't speak their language, so remains lost. He becomes a street kid, eventually ends up in an orphanage. They ask what  village he is from but cannot find it (as he mispronounced it)  They ask what his mothers name is and he says 'Mom'.  Eventually he gets adopted, comes to Australia and lives there. As a young man he starts exploring google earth, trains, train speeds back then, a whole lot of stuff and calculations, but to little avail. Eventually, he recognises something on google earth,  traces it all back and finds his village.  He returns and finds his mother and sister  after being lost for 25 years .

 

Great film , amazing true story.

 

 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lion_(2016_film)

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The tv series ‘The mentalist’ is a pointer... though neither a film, nor metaphysical 

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2 minutes ago, rkc said:

The tv series ‘The mentalist’ is a pointer... though neither a film, nor metaphysical 

If you like Simon Baker (and who doesn't, right?) then check out a series called "The Guardian" from 2000-2002. In my opinion that is among the best television content ever produced.

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7 hours ago, Lost in Translation said:

If you like Simon Baker (and who doesn't, right?) then check out a series called "The Guardian" from 2000-2002. In my opinion that is among the best television content ever produced.

Did try... couldn’t find it in my part of the world. 

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3 hours ago, anshino23 said:

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring is absolutely incredible. Highly recommended. 

I so agree!  Highly recommended.

 

This film is stunningly well crafted in story, acting and photography and sound... and resonates long after viewing.

A simple, beautiful story, told with subtle, artful grace. 

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Raw Courage directed by Lo Wei, Staring Cheng Pei Pei...Shaw Brothers

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 What has really been grinding my gears for years is the depiction of the Witiko(Cannibal Sorcerer of Cree Mythology, Not a Wendigo, that is a totally different spirit creature  that also comes out of Cree Mythology people confusion them endlessly, you bums are getting  it correctly now) The main badass on the  Qing's team is called "Old Monster" in the film...strangely enough, he fits the physical and behavioral  patterns of a Witiko which is a person who is a cannibalistic black magician, they live lives of excess and after eating so much human flesh their  skin turns blue and black, i believe science has already proven that humans get sicker than dogs on a constant diet of human meat. It just begs the question "whats a native american monster doing in a chinese hollywood movie?"

The most spot on depiction of exactly what a witiko is supposed to look like...now that i think about it this one really touches home  what with  the whole "military trained sorcerer is killed by wino" during the final battle scene.

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Golden swallow Cheng Pei Pei 1966 another shaw brothers

 

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This is another example of what im kind of implying.... this movie isnt so much about kung fu as it about a man exposed to EXTREME violence in his youth...He's acting out the form of violent abuse he  was exposed to   as a youth(his parents getting massacred) to anything he preceives as a "secret society"...  EDIT* He is  almost a witiko by my peoples definition...A Witiko isn't so much a monster. He/She is a combat sorcerer who makes a point of eating his enemies and  using human flesh with a heavy emphasis on fighting....kind of the way old school chinese medicine uses the tiger, Witikos use human bone wine, and take human brains to create "love medicine" and various types of corpse powder. JImmy Wang doesn't eat anybody on this one, so he's diet cola evil in terms of Lo Wei(old Monster) but like the old monster in Raw Courage, he is certainly a combat sorcerer, and like the old monster he basically lives in a whorehouse, they share the lifestyle of  "kill and party". Essentially people who play with human lives or human flesh for spiritual gain have a dramatic  change in complexion.

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Swordsman And The Enchantress Chor Yuen film starring Ti Lung

 

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This  ones a trip in a half...Imps dare i say " Evil fairies" abduct something like a provinces worth of  human lives,  and thrust them into  violent conflicts at their own twisted perverse pleasure, except for the hero Ti Lung, who is for the most part a non compliant drunk oblivious to the world around him....seems to be a parable on the notion that the human world is run on the agenda of divine/demonic beings...except in this movie there is no divinity guiding human thought. Just human thought ensnared by evil  wilderness/rock/stone imp/little person beings brought forth into the world by human lust for supremacy of all that lives through the creation of the Deer cutting sword. Anthropologically speaking...
 

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Jade Raksha Ho Meng Hua starring Cheng Pei Pei

 

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another weird weird one.  A parable of sorts on the  rights and wrongs of violent revenge...given she kills every man with last name yang. I would say  the film is about a serial killer, Essentially she's just like Jimmy Wang Yu's character  in Golden Swallow minus the ashy skin.

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I recently picked up a DVD at the Dollar Tree of a completely weird yet magnificent film called "Big Man Japan" 

 

 

 

Not to be a spoiler, but in the final scene, when they're flying off, and Big-Sato loses his shoe, I couldn't help but think of the legend of Lan Cahie unexpected ascension to the immortal realm.

 

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