Films I’ve seen

House of Tolerance

Bertrand Bonello‘s “House of Tolerance

This film I found overwhelmingly sensitive, sensual and realistic.

The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker

The Director, Kathryn Bigelow, became the first woman in Oscar history to win the Best Director award. In stark naked contrast to the genre of The House of Tolerance (L’Appollonide) which centres around an elegant, turn-of-the-century brothel, this explosively realistic film closely follows the actions of an elite, army bomb squad unit in action. It’s certainly not for the squeamish!


For those ladies who just love Javier Bardem, you’ve got to watch his earlier role as a mischievous, sexy hunk in “Extasis” (1996) directed by Mariano Barroso and Joaquim Oristrell.  If you can find a copy of this anywhere, watch Javier in his clever and sensitive portrayal as the long lost son of a wealthy man in order to rob him of his treasures and how he gets tangled up with his woman, Lola.  Great fun and loved the music soundtrack near the beginning and end, but can’t find it on the net anywhere.


TV Series “Sea Wolf” or “Der Seewolf” (2009) Lang: English-German with subtitles

Anyone who has been at sea on a yacht or small ship will immediately relate to this plot – a scenario with a tyrannical and cruel skipper, rebellious crew and life and death struggles when far away from the laws of the land.   Jack London is the writer of the novel and Nigel Williams wrote the screenplay.  Loved it!

If you can find a copy of this TV Series, compare it with Russell Crowe in the movie “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World