#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Will (Winston Duke) spends his days in a remote outpost watching the live Point of View (POV) on TV’s of people going about their lives, until one subject perishes, leaving a vacancy for a new life on earth. Soon, several candidates – unborn souls – arrive at Will’s to undergo tests determining their fitness, facing oblivion when they are deemed unsuitable. But Will soon faces his own existential challenge in the form of free-spirited Emma (Zazie Beetz), a candidate who is not like the others, forcing him to turn within and reckon with his own tumultuous past. Fueled by unexpected power, he discovers a bold new path forward in his own life. Making his feature-film debut after a series of highly acclaimed and award-winning short films and music videos, Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.
Plot: A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.
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Couldn’t get past the outright plagiarism of my favourite film
This really rubbed me up the wrong way, on a matter of principle, because it’s just too close to its source material, while adding nothing. This is ‘After Life’ by Kore-eda, my favourite film, only this ‘visionary director’ inversed the premise. Which ultimately makes little difference, it’s still an exploration of what constitutes a meaningful existence on this earth.
It’s beyond homage. Masquerading and marketing such plagiarism as a breathtakingly unique, original indie film (and fooling the press) is so much more insidious to me than the inevitably over-schmaltzified remake once-proposed in the 00s.
‘Nine Days’ takes the setup, the tone, the limbo setting, the bureaucratic elements, the interviews, the metaphysical questions, the down-to-earth quality, even the analogue VHS tapes and lovingly-crafted staged sendoffs. Even the minor plot developments were tonally the same. Zazie Beets and Benedict Wong are great, but performances become overwrought towards the end. The cinematography is beautiful. Yet in every aspect of actually feeling something, this pales in comparison to After Life. Much like when a knockoff design company changes a couple of small things on the product it’s copying to avoid a lawsuit, but the final product isn’t nearly as good as the original, this film doesn’t provide anything approaching the quiet emotional resonance After Life does, instead descending into overwritten quasi-philosophical discussions which left me cold.
I don’t mean to take the experience away from those who found it meaningful but it angered me most because I love cinema, I love unique voices, and I can’t stand lauded frauds. When this guy’s taking the Marvel money in a couple of years’ time, Kore-eda will still be evolving his genuinely-authentic craft.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 4 min (124 min)
Genre Drama, Fantasy
Director Edson Oda
Writer Edson Oda
Actors Winston Duke, Zazie Beetz, Benedict Wong
Country United States
Awards 3 wins & 10 nominations
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