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The Garden of Earthly Delights (2004) HD online
Language: English
Category: Movie / Drama
Original Title: The Garden of Earthly Delights
Director: Lech Majewski
Writers: Lech Majewski,Lech Majewski
Released: 2004
Budget: €1,000
Duration: 1h 43min
Video type: Movie
Based on his own novel Metaphysics, Lech Majewski crafts intimate passion plays and creates "a luminous, highly erotic treatise on art, love and death" (CHICAGO READER). When a terminally-ill art historian meets an engineer, it is love and lust at first sight. But their love is threatened by her looming illness. With her remaining days on earth numbered, she chooses to fan the flames of her obsession by taking her lover on a trip to Venice, where the artist's work becomes the background for their physical passion and emotional discovery.
Cast overview:
Claudine Spiteri Claudine Spiteri - Claudine Cossan
Chris Nightingale Chris Nightingale - Chris Martin
Barry Chipperfield Barry Chipperfield - National Gallery Warder
Maria Novella Martinoli Maria Novella Martinoli - Real Estate Agent
Gian Campi Gian Campi - Professor Carrini
Mariarosa Marchiori Mariarosa Marchiori - Woman in Black
Lucrezia Unterholzner Lucrezia Unterholzner - Child
Nedis Tramontin Nedis Tramontin - Gondola Maker
Roberto Tramontin Roberto Tramontin - Gondola Maker
Daniela Foà Daniela Foà - Nurse
Eugenio Simionato Eugenio Simionato - Doctor
Dorota Lis Dorota Lis - Lady in St. Mark's Square
Enrico Zennaro Enrico Zennaro - Neighbor

Reviews: [2]

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    An indie film to admire whether you're into every day Venice (like me), art (Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights in the Prado of Madrid), an English art historian's comments on life as she dies from throat cancer, or a bit of skin (they are both very fit). This little indie film made in the ultra-realism style is extremely complex and moving but enjoyable. You can understand her trauma as a young woman faces death but wants to share everything she's learned and thought with the viewer and her lover. So she takes a romantic trip to the end enjoying every whim. Near the end she has a soliloquy on what has life become from thousands of years ago to modern life noting, "God has been replaced by entertainment".
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    What an incredible waste of time. Claudia lived life to the end (albeit in the nude; a LOT of nudity). While her lover Chris began dying the day he heard the diagnosis. As a frequent world traveler, I thought that the scenes of Venice were well done. My wife is an art teacher, and she thought the attempts to bring the art world in general, and the work of Hieronymus Bosch interesting if incomplete. The triptych in question is housed in Madrid, and I somehow missed the journey from there to Italy. As the end nears, Chris's one redeeming act is to illustrate the chemical breakdown of the human body, to put things in perspective for Claudia. I thought the movie simply failed to meet expectations.