Cert: 15 Year: 2006 Length: 117 mins Language: Romanian & English
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Score: 69.57% Attendance: 87
Tarsem makes music videos and ads for a living. Between takes for those, and with millions of his own money, he made this dark fairy tale. In 1915 a paralysed stuntman meets a sickly 9-year-old Romanian girl in LA. His words, spinning a yarn at first embellishing his own plight, take wild flight when we see them enacted in the child's imagination. It's a cinematic spectacular, told at a relaxed narrative pace.
So audacious that when Variety calls it a "vanity project" you can only admire the man vain enough to make it.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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