“For me it’s simple. A golf course is for golf. A tennis court is for tennis. A prison camp is for escaping.” – Pierre Fresnay as Captain Boeldieu
“There’s a cure for everything except death.” – Lamberto Maggiorani as Antonio Ricci
“I must know everything. I must penetrate the heart of his secret! I must become Caligari!” – Werner Krauss as Dr. Caligari
“I suppose, in time, the bounty hunters will get him. But I have other plans, I aim to bring him down – I aim to show that he’s a man like any other. I aim to hurt him.” – Ray Winstone as Captain Stanley
“Look in my eyes. Look at my face. Remember me, please. Don’t forget me, Ana. Don’t forget me, my love, please.” – Javier Bardem as Uxbal
From the acting to the action the movie was great to watch.
The fact that this is a subtitled film never seemed to cross my mind as I became engrossed in the story. The world the movie creates is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.
This is a film that caught me by surprise. The nature of human beings and the long-term results of actions taken are both investigated throughout the movie. Bowie does a wonderful job playing a man ruined but looking for salvation. Tom Conti is amazing as Mr. Lawrence. His emotional portrayal of a man who is isolated from everyone around him is perfect.