Cees

"rohirim"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (119 of 139)
Location: sweden
In My Own Words:
Swedish writer and art reviewer, with a MA in art history and a BA in museology.

Interests
I like art and enjoy travelling, walking, bird-watching and reading.
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 543,943 - Total Helpful Votes: 119 of 139
The Proprietor [DVD] [1997] <b>DVD</b> ~ Jeanne Moreau
The Proprietor [DVD] [1997] DVD ~ Jeanne Moreau
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My name is France, 27 Jan 2009
"The Proprietor" (1996) is a Merchant-Ivory Production film, starring Jeanne Moreau (Adrienne Mark), Christopher Cazenove (Elliott Spencer), Sean Young (Virginia Kelly) and was intended to be a story about the value of friendship, truth and generosity in our multicultural society. Despite its deceiving title, "The Proprietor" has very little to do with the possession of things. Quite the opposite, as Merchant thought of this fairy story (in his own words), as the tale of finding one's truth and harmony by letting go the past. Adrienne Mark is a French writer of Jewish descent, who flew the Nazi persecution and had lived in New York for thirty years. One day, she learnt that her mother's and… Read more
Somewhere In Time [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Christopher Reeve
Somewhere In Time [DVD] DVD ~ Christopher Reeve
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
"Somewhere in Time" movie (1980), starring Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer (William Fawcett Robinson) and Christopher Reeve, adapted from Richard Matheson's novel "Bid Time Return" (1975) is a movie which alone could easily become the material for another story, which in its turn would likely resist time oblivion itself. "Somewhere in Time" is the story of love transcending time and space. 1970 American playwright Richard Collier (Christopher Reeve) is given an antique gold watch by an elderly woman (Susan French), at the opening of a play at Milford College in 1972. She then told Collier "come back to me", and simply vanished from his life. Eight years later, Collier who has become a… Read more
Life & Nothing But [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [N&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Philippe Noiret
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life is a gift, 10 Dec 2008
Bertrand Tavernier's "Life and Nothing But" (1989) is a French movie about the absurdity and suffering of WWI. It depicts the story of Major Dellaplane (Philippe Noiret), an obsessive and deeply committed superior officer, whose task is to try to match up the 350 000 dead soldiers with the missing from families' description. His path will cross that of two very different women; the Parisian aristocrat Irène de Courtil (Sabine Azéma) and Alice (Pascale Vignal), a provincial schoolteacher. Post WWI France is a country in economical and political recession, in need of healing and reconciliation. Dellaplane's mission (to put names on faces) carried with zeal and obession, will… Read more