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World Cup, Season 4, Match 2A: Poland vs Mexico (Jun 4th)

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Post by joachimt » May 21st, 2020, 7:05 am

This is match 2A of the fourth season of iCM Forum's Film World Cup.

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PolandSanatorium pod klepsydraThe Hourglass Sanatorium1973sebbylinklink
MexicoEl violínThe Violin200572aicmlinklink

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We start with 32 films from 32 countries. Each country has a manager who determines which movie will be watched. In the first round the countries are divided into 8 groups of 4. From each group the countries that end up at #1 and #2 proceed to the next round. In the 2nd round the 16 remaining countries will be divided into 8 matches of 2. The managers pick a new movie. The winner of each match proceeds to the next round. This continues till the final.
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Post by Nathan Treadway » May 21st, 2020, 10:26 am

1. El Violin
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydra

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Post by joachimt » May 21st, 2020, 2:44 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydra 9/10
2. El violín 8/10

El violín is a very good movie. I just didn't feel like I was watching something special, which was the feeling I had when I watched Sanatorium twice.
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Post by 72aicm » May 21st, 2020, 2:53 pm

1. El violín
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydra

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Post by zuma » May 21st, 2020, 6:33 pm

01 - Sanatorium pod klepsydra

02 - El violín

Enjoyed both. Sanatorium pod klepsydra is a top 75 favourite though so the ranking was pretty much predetermined.

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Post by klaus78 » May 21st, 2020, 7:38 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydra (Poland) 8/10
2. El violín (Mexico) 7/10
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Post by Muellwind » May 22nd, 2020, 7:19 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydra
2. El violín

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Post by Cocoa » May 23rd, 2020, 5:51 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydra 5/10
2. El violín 5/10

This was not a fun match. I first watched El violín three years ago. When I first saw that the film was picked for WC, I tried to remember it but I couldn't bring back any memories. It took my mind a few days to remember the film. I didn't care for the film.

Due to the fact that El violín was a forgettable film for me, all Sanatorium pod klepsydra had to do was not suck. I never watched Sanatorium pod klepsydra before, but I always wanted to, so this gave me the perfect opportunity to watch it. Sadly, Sanatorium pod klepsydra was an incredibly boring experience for me. The film starts out fine but after ten minutes or so, it just drags on and on and on. By the halfway point, I thought for sure I'd rank El violín higher than this film because a boring film that's roughly over two hours long is worse than a boring film that's roughly over 90 minutes long because that's 30 more minutes of complete boredom. In the end, I did not care for either film. But Sanatorium pod klepsydra did have some beautifully shot scenes with music that compliment the scenes even if the scenes that comes afterwards every single time are dreadfully boring. And the beautiful shots are enough to put the film over the edge compared to a film I barely remember but agonized in what few memories I have of the film.

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Post by hurluberlu » May 23rd, 2020, 7:42 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydra 8+ (watched before WC)
2. El violín 7-
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Post by Mario Gaborović » May 24th, 2020, 2:26 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydrą
2. El violín

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Post by Mario Gaborović » May 24th, 2020, 2:28 pm

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Post by pitchorneirda » May 24th, 2020, 10:43 pm

1. El violín
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydrą

Two underwhelming movies for me; El violín was the one that kept me awake for the longest time

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Post by Smoover » May 25th, 2020, 11:24 am

1. El violín 7.0
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydrą 6.5

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Post by zzzorf » May 25th, 2020, 1:03 pm

1. El violín 6/10
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydrą 5/10

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Post by filmbantha » May 26th, 2020, 3:18 pm

This is the first time I have seen both films before a WC match and they are excellent picks. I hope this is an indicator of the quality of the films I have yet to watch in the second round!

It was a close call, both are strong 7/10s for me but The Hourglass Sanatorium is higher on my ratings list, if only by a small margin.

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2. El violín

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Post by sortile9io » May 27th, 2020, 1:15 pm

Rare occasion for me too, seeing all the films in the match previously (2016-17) and keeping some notes I wrote then. There is plenty of fantasy, symbolism and gorgeous visuals in the Polish film, they make it singular, sometimes a reminder of Jodorowsky's works, but ultimately tedious, as others said before. Quite the opposite, El violín is simple and straightforward, and, despite the hazardous life of the lead characters, it has a calm mood that I enjoyed. So:

1. El violín — 6/10
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydra — 5/10

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Post by Armoreska » May 27th, 2020, 10:20 pm

Sanatorium pod klepsydra sure doesn't look like a 5/10 from the start. Looks like about one of the most atmospheric films so far.
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Post by cayado-coro » May 28th, 2020, 2:50 pm

1. Poland - The Hourglass Sanatorium
2. Mexico - The Violin

Very tight. THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT would have been a clear winner, but SANATORIUM has some narrative flaws. Even so its Poe-esque imaginery is unforgettable.

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Post by Gorro » May 28th, 2020, 10:08 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydrą
2. El violín

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Post by clemmetarey » May 28th, 2020, 10:33 pm

1. Sanatorium pod klepsydra 6/10
2. El violin 5/10

Santorium was a bit boring at time but get extra point for originality.

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Post by Mario Gaborović » Yesterday, 1:26 am

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Post by sacmersault » Today, 12:24 am

1. El violín
2. Sanatorium pod klepsydrą

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