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The justifying context of higher emptiness
A response to CTA's clarification on Kalon Tripa's comments
Christophe Besuchet  |  Saturday, Oct 2, 2010  |  4 Comments
The justifying context of higher emptiness

CTA’s response to Jamyang Norbu’s post on the controversial statement made by the PM is rather puzzling. Not the faintest argument is provided, not even an attempt to deny Norbu’s analysis. The reader is instead …

Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Army of Shadows (L’armée des ombres)

1969, France, Jean Pierre Melville
Great news for all freedom cinema fans. This ultimate feature film of the French resistance has been restored and re-released. Adapted from Joseph Kessel’s wartime novel the film is an exciting …

The Pianist
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Pianist

2002, France, Poland, Germany and UK, Roman Polanski
An adaptation of concert pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman’s memoirs about his experiences in Nazi occupied Warsaw. Incredibly moving film. No heroics. Sometimes all you can really do is just …

Battle of Neretva (Bitka na Neretvi)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Battle of Neretva (Bitka na Neretvi)

1969, Yugoslavia, Veljko Bulajic
Big budget nationalist film (with imported Hollywood actors) of Yugoslav partisans fighting against the Nazis, Italians and local Chetnik collaborators. A young man from Lhasa told me it was screened to the …

Charlotte Gray
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Charlotte Gray

2001, UK, Gillian Armstrong
The fictional story of a British agent in Nazi occupied France who works with the French resistance to rescue her lover, a missing RAF pilot. God, what crap. Especially when you know …

Carve Her Name With Pride
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Carve Her Name With Pride

1958, UK, Lewis Gilbert
Inspirational story of the allied spy Violette Szabo in Nazi occupied France. Standard story of wartime heroism and martyrdom, yet strangely moving because you know it really happened. Violette was captured by …

Operation Daybreak
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Operation Daybreak

1957, USA, Lewis Gilbert
Based on the true story of the assassination of Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich by Czech agents parachuted into occupied Czechoslovakia by British Intelligence. Standard WWII action film but scenes of Nazi reprisals …

Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Ashes and Diamonds (Popiól i diament)

Part III of a War Trilogy
1958, Poland, Andrzej Wajda. The final part of the trilogy features Cybulski (the Polish James Dean) as a fighter in the first days of peace waiting to assassinate a Communist …

Kanal
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
Kanal

Part II of a War Trilogy
1957, Poland, Andrzej Wajda
A group of partisans try to escape from the Nazis through the sewers of Warsaw. Very intense and dark but poetically uplifting at times.
See also A Generation …

The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)
Jamyang Norbu  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2008  |  No Comment
The Sorrow and the Pity (Le chagrin et la pitié)

1969, West Germany, Switzerland, Marcel Ophuls
A classic documentary depicting the life of a French town during the Nazi occupation. The story of cowardice and collaboration but also of heroism and the resistance. Powerful and insightful. …