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iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« on: March 03, 2010, 09:53:30 AM »
Hot on the heels of the recent showing of Tell-No-One, BBC4 has screened another terrific film, The Lives Of Others.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00r0sf7/The_Lives_of_Others/

Award-winning political thriller set in 1980s East Germany. Captain Wiesler works for the Stasi, the secret police, and is asked to keep surveillance on a playwright, Georg Dreyman, whose loyalty to the party is under question. During the surveillance Weisler is slowly drawn into Georg's life and begins to question his own ideals.

Broadcast on:BBC Four, 10:00pm
Tuesday 2nd March 2010 Duration: 130 minutes
Available until: 12:09am
Wednesday 10th March 2010
Categories:Films, Drama, Political, Thriller

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Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 10:06:45 AM »
It's very good, yes.  A little hollywoody in its concept and it goes on a bit too long, but still very good.  In fact I think it won the oscar for best foreign film that year.

Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 10:35:27 AM »
I've not seen it but I'm doing something on Sartre's 'Les Mains Sales' at the moment, I can see a few parallels. Well worth a read.

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Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 11:00:51 AM »
Fab film.

I watched The Incredibles on iPlayer over christmas, which was aces also. Long may it continue.

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Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 01:26:21 PM »
I've not seen it but I'm doing something on Sartre's 'Les Mains Sales' at the moment, I can see a few parallels. Well worth a read.
Is this at University? Only loads of people have been coming into the language centre where I work (Sussex Uni) recently asking for that very film/play.

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Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010, 12:16:24 PM »
A little British film called In The Loop out last year that was quite good as far as people tell me.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rf174/In_the_Loop/

Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010, 12:23:35 PM »
Is this at University? Only loads of people have been coming into the language centre where I work (Sussex Uni) recently asking for that very film/play.

Sorry, only just seen this. It's actually not at uni, no. I'm getting on a bit now! It's for a presentation on A-Level cultural topics for my teacher training. It's equally popular at post-16 and degree level for French and, I assume, philosophy.

I've never seen the film actually! In fact, thanks, I'll add it in. Good play, well worth a read, distills a lot of his philosophy into a neat little character study/thriller.

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Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2010, 01:43:42 PM »
It's very good, yes. A little hollywoody in its concept and it goes on a bit too long, but still very good.  In fact I think it won the oscar for best foreign film that year.
If that's the way the award that oscar, it shouldn't even exist.

Same goes for animated feature.

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Re: iPlayer (via CaB) goes to the movies!
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010, 01:56:17 PM »
Foreign film generally means foreign language film.  4 weddings for example wouldn't be in that category.  It is perhaps a bit silly, but then the Oscars was never intended to have a global focus.