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World Cup, Season 4, Match 2H: India vs Cuba (Aug 16th)

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Post by joachimt » August 2nd, 2020, 1:01 pm

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

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IndiaVisaaranaiInterrogation2015Riteshlinklink
CubaNadaNothing More2001sacmersaultlinklink

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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 beavis » August 2nd, 2020, 9:07 pm

1. Nada - 7.5
2. Visaaranai - 7.5

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Post by Mario Gaborović » August 2nd, 2020, 9:11 pm

1. Nada
2. Visaaranai

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Post by joachimt » August 3rd, 2020, 6:18 pm

1. Visaaranai 8/10
2. Nada 6/10

Clear winner for me. Nada started out interesting, but soon it got a bit too annoying.
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Post by pitchorneirda » August 5th, 2020, 11:36 pm

1. Visaaranai 7/10
2. Nada 5/10

Unfortunately (?), I'll always prefer the well written mystery/scandal over the more cheesy, light-spirited movie: I liked the ironic tone of the Cuban movie, I liked how the main character (good actress!) transmits the anxiety caused by meaningless social interactions, I liked the daring movements of the camera and for once I found the contrast between the B&W background and the coloured elements interesting, but that's quite it, like joachimt I lost interest along the way, the content of some letters reminded me of what uninteresting people post on Facebook every single day i.e. some cheesy lines about happiness and about how you should live your life intensely and so on, yuk...

On the other hand, the Indian movie has its flaws but it kept me interested until the end, I loved the way it shows how violence originates in hierarchical (police but also caste) societies where everybody plots to gain power/money and/or fears to lose their social position, it's something I've always wanted to write an essay about. I love how the level of denounciation gains one level in the middle of the movie when the plot changes to be more political. I didn't quite grasp the need for romance (why the subplot with the lady that doesn't lead anywhere?) but otherwise it was quite a good mix between action and denounciation

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Post by Armoreska » August 6th, 2020, 12:51 pm

Visa 8-
Nada 7-

Visa is right up my alley atm. But the new age music choice was laughable.
Too bad for Cuba. I like it better than a few of my 1st-placed movies this round.
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Post by 72aicm » August 6th, 2020, 6:18 pm

1. Visaaranai
2. Nada

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Post by Cocoa » August 7th, 2020, 7:22 pm

1. Nada 7/10
2. Visaaranai 2/10

I watched Nada a few months ago and it's not a very memorable film, but I remember liking it.

Visaaranai is terribly edited. There is a cut almost every few seconds of the film. It's laughably bad. The characters' actions in the film are too predictable and boring, the characters aren't interesting, and the story is generic.

The film's editing is basically this scene over and over again for most of the film:

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Post by zuma » August 7th, 2020, 9:33 pm

Cocoa I thought the same thing about the editing when I watched it last night. There was one edit, somewhere in the first third, where they cut for one of the main characters to say a single word which felt like a millisecond. There was also an amateur hour zoom out near the end that made me chuckle.

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Post by pitchorneirda » Yesterday, 1:01 am

Cocoa wrote:
August 7th, 2020, 7:22 pm
1. Nada 7/10
2. Visaaranai 2/10

I watched Nada a few months ago and it's not a very memorable film, but I remember liking it.

Visaaranai is terribly edited. There is a cut almost every few seconds of the film. It's laughably bad. The characters' actions in the film are too predictable and boring, the characters aren't interesting, and the story is generic.

The film's editing is basically this scene over and over again for most of the film:
It wasn't THAT caricatural, otherwise it would have put me off as well.

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Post by zzzorf » Yesterday, 2:07 pm

1. Visaaranai
2. Nada

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Post by Smoover » Yesterday, 4:48 pm

1. Visaaranai 7.5
2. Nada 6.0

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Post by Mario Gaborović » Yesterday, 5:47 pm

Image Visaaranai: 6
Image Nada: 3

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Post by jvv » Yesterday, 7:50 pm

1. Visaaranai
2. Nada

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