Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »
Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »
In an indefinite time somewhere in the Arctic with Soviet soldiers, the nomads Saiva and her stepdaughter Anja are permanently moving seeking a safe place in the arctic tundra. They camp in a remote area far north where Saiva believes they will be safe and survive fishing and hunting reindeer and small animals. Their lives change when Saiva finds Loki, a frozen stranger that is dying in the ice.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In the far north, Saiva (Michelle Yeoh) is known to be cursed. Her family is massacred by Soviet troops. She's raped but she gets her revenge. She and her daughter Anja (Michelle Krusiec) struggle to survive. She encounters dying Loki (Sean Bean) in the wilderness and brings him back to life.
I would probably start with the origin story although killing the dog is a good visual gut punch. This has a compelling cold hard story of survival. It's an intriguing small indie. When the twist happens, I could only say "What?". I thought I missed something in the movie. The fear of being alone could be powerful but that's an odd way of dealing with it. It turns into magic realism and I'm not sure this is good. I'm not willing to say that it's a bad move either.
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