Painless

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Painless

Post by Alex J » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:31 pm

One of the highlights of the fest. An excellent and very well told story spanning the decades and set against the backdrop of Spanish history over the last century. Although the story starts with children who feel no pain, this is no mindless gorefest, but an intelligent and emotional movie - this year's "Pan's Labyrinth". 9 / 10
No tears, please. It's a waste of good suffering.

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Re: Painless

Post by BabyJaneHudson » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:31 pm

I wanted to see this sooooo much. Im going to have to hunt it down and watch it. I was really interested in the story line. Im glad people really enjoyed it. :)
BLANCHE: You wouldn't be able to do these awful things to me if I weren't still in this chair!

BABYJANE: BUT YOU ARE BLANCHE! YOU ARE IN THAT CHAIR!

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Re: Painless

Post by leytonrocks » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:42 pm

My frightfest favourite... really evoked a nations guilt about the decades they brutalised the population to maintain fascism

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Re: Painless

Post by TheDukeAbides » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:22 am

Forgot I saw this one. Not that it is a forgettable film by any stretch.

Nice film, fairly grim tone throughout, well acted and well paced.

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Re: Painless

Post by m_bain86 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 12:25 pm

We saw this first time round when there were issues with the print. Didn't find it that distracting once I'd sort of trained my eyes to it, though.

Really loved it, thought everything married together neatly and thought some of the performances were exceptional.

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