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By A Customer
This review is from: Sunshine  (VHS Tape)
I've seen Ralph is some pretty damm good films ( and some pretty terrible ones i.e Wuthering Heights), but this one is him at his best. Fans of his work or just his looks should get this one.
However, I am belittling this movie by just talking about Ralph Fiennes. It is stunning to look at; transporting you to a world of both beauty and cruelty. The director captures the sense of turmoil within a nation ( the Austro-hunguarian empire ) and the conflict that the political instability presents to a wealthly Jewish family. The film's almost encyclopeadic approach to the three regimes within the time frame echoes a simple, yet valuable message to the three generations of that family ( who are all played by Fiennes ) and that it is to be true to ones self, even in times of adversty. Sunshine to conclude is a breathing taking and breathe stopping film that's relevant today as it was then.