Nazis are sent to guard an old, mysterious fortress in a Romanian pass. One of them mistakenly releases an unknown force trapped within the walls. A mysterious stranger senses this from his home in Greece and travels to the keep to vanquish the force. As soldiers are killed, a Jewish man and his daughter (who are both knowledgeable of the keep) are brought in to find out what is happening.
Michael Kenneth Mann (born February 5, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. For his work, he has received nominations from international organizations and juries, including those at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Cannes and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He has produced the Academy Awards ceremony twice, first in 1999 with the 72nd annual Academy Awards and second in 2004 with the 77th annual ceremony.
Mann was born in Chicago of Jewish heritage, the son of grocers Esther and Jack Mann. His father was a Ukraine immigrant and World War II veteran and his mother came from a family native to Chicago. Mann was close to his father and his paternal grandfather. He grew up in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and immersed himself in the burgeoning Chicago blues-music scene as a teenager.
He studied English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was an active member of the Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, and developed… read more
Here I was, thinking that 'Legend' was a weird fantasy movie. Well, It's got nothing on the strangeness of 'The Keep'. Having said that, 'The Keep' is not a very good film. It's badly paced, poorly plotted, and somewhat pretentious. Although it's a unique movie, it's also, for the most part, boring and joyless. A positive of the movie is the monster is really creepy. Too bad it's only on screen for about ten minutes.
It’s a bit of a muddled mess, but there are still hints of greatness throughout, and it manages to stand as a pretty effective film overall. For all its faults, The Keep boasts a moody, oppressive… read review