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Offline Corax

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Someone seen God's Own Country yet?
« on: September 29, 2017, 05:04:15 am »
Has someone seen God's Own Country yet?
In Germany we have to wait until 23 October. Don't know about other countries


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Re: Someone seen God's Own Country yet?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2017, 02:13:12 pm »
I saw it nearly a month ago. It has been and gone at our local cinema.  There is a thread on it.
At the time I wrote.
 It is not BBM even if set in rural surroundings. Josh O'Connor is no oil painting but Alec Secăreanu is very good looking. It is much more a film of modern times. Johnny is certainly not a newbie at gay sex, we find that out almost at the beginning and I doubt Georghe is either.  Some of it is quite unbelievable. Fortunately there is not much dialogue as the Northern accent is quite difficult and I am told Josh O'Connor's accent is not good anyway but I would not know. The foreign accent of Alec is much easier to understand. I guess this is a similarity with BBM.  My sister who is older than me had trouble understanding Ennis and I can understand why. Thankfully the ending is much happier.
One couple left after about the 2nd sex scene, they should have read the promo material. It is much more explicit than BBM but I guess that is again a sign of how movies have developed in 10 years. In the past week I finished seeing 18 movies at the Nz International Film Festival and the French movie "Let the Sunshine In" begins with a very explicit sex scene with Juliette Binoche leaving very little to the imagination.

I enjoyed "God's own country" but I would not put it on a level with BBM. It was better than "Call me by my name" but did not hit me emotionally in the same way as "The man in the Orange shirt" nor of course BBM.

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Re: Someone seen God's Own Country yet?
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2017, 04:51:31 am »
Hi Brian,
Thank you for you review. I saw the trailer in the theater last week and I think that it is a typical European movie.
More raw, obviously less budget than many of the American movies I know, not  so extremly good-looking actors, less make up,  and less "cinematic art".

European films were and are often more explicit than American films. Especially French movies tend to show explicit Sex scenes. As a German I'm used to it.
When BBM came out in 2006 (in G.) I read that it caused big controversy in the U.S.A. because of the sex scene (though you could barely see what was going on). In Germany it was not a big shock ( at least for young people like me and my friends/colleagues/family). We were joking about "prim America" (sorry for that).

I am with you that movies have developed during 12 years after BBM came out.

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Re: Someone seen God's Own Country yet?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 10:23:54 am »
Hello, do you still want to talk about it?

GOC is a sensational and unique film that shows the thriving development of a boy who survives in a brutal world and bitter memories. He knows someone who can show that to be truly loved and that there is nothing wrong with showing this.
The scenes of the first kiss still burn in my memory and the performances were very sensitive.

Forgive typing errors, English is not my native language.