Love is all around but it's not exactly a wonderful thing for the protags of "Universalove," a Euro co-production that looks at six unconnected love stories across the globe.
Berlin Film Festival
A continent-hopping drama about parents, globalization and the disconnect between rich and poor.
A police inspector on a holiday can't keep from investigating a possible murder in "Bellamy."
A heavyset supermarket security guard on the nightshift develops a non-threateningobsession with a floor cleaner in "Gigante," Adrian Biniez's slow-moving feature debut that fails to inject freshness…
Despite the emotive subject matter, pic is often too sluggish dramatically, and never knits together its stock Western characters into a satisfying whole.
A strapping young man's strange hobby gets in the way of a love affair with his co-worker in "Distance."
Although name cast almost makes pic bearable, "Rage's" absurd story about murder on the catwalk reps a tiresome 94 minutes.
Almost nothing happens in the first half-hour of and then, suddenly, nothing much else happens.
Well-executed contempo film noir but dramatically foggy.
Gorgeous, painterly images (shot with a 1920x1080-format HD camera) of fields, forests and running water contrast with the ugly, ordered confines of suburbia.
Clandestine romance provides sad but pleasurable viewing in the high-quality Hong Kong meller "Claustrophobia."
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