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A Good Wife (2016)

A good wife is the one who doesn't ask questions, who doesn't know much, who is not interested to know more, who doesn't challenge her husband, family and friends.

A bad wife is the one who is interested to know the truth, even when it hurts the most, because she wants her soul to be pure.

This is a very brave and very important film, coming from a director/actor (Karanović) that most likely did have a problem with jingos and ultranationalists from her country, Serbia, who really do not want to know the truth about their own dark past (from the 1990s).

Film Magistery #7: 12 Years A Slave/A Man in Chains

In the seventh episode of Film Magistery Dino talks about slavery throughout history. The Code of Hammurabi is mentioned, and so is the slavery in Africa, Europe and the United States. And do we have slavery in modern times, here in 2017?
The reference to the concept of slavery is Steve McQueen's powerful fim 12 Years A Slave (2013).

Resources

Code of Hammurabi.
http://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/ham/ham05.htm

Roger Crowley, Conquerors: How Portugal Forget The First Global Empire, 2002.

International Labor Organization: 21 million are now victims of forced labor
http://www.ilo.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/news/WCMS_181961/lang--en/index.htm

Slave Voyages
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/how-many-slaves-landed-in-the-us/

“12 Years a Slave.” Dir. Steve McQueen. Fox Searchlight, 2013.

Hans Zimmer: Solomon
Copyright © 2013 Columbia Records

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Ansikte mot Ansikte

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From Bergman's Face to Face (1976).

The Young Pope

This is a TV series, but it has so much good stuff, we should not miss it. I mean, it is about a young Pope (you don't say?), who is quite misanthropic, don't you think?

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Domicile Conjugal

Ups and Downs. That's what's the marriage about in Truffaut's Domicile Conjugal (1970, Bed & Board). Truffaut's vision of it is somewhat juvenile and light-hearted, but it is funny and witty with many great moments, such as "If you use art to settle account, it's no longer art" and "If I were a woman, I couldn't stand it. Naked men are disgusting". Especially the latter, you know it's a true statement from Monsieur Truffaut. :)

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