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672 Ratings

Norte, the End of History

Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan

Directed by Lav Diaz
Philippines, 2013
Drama
  • Tagalog
  • English

Synopsis

A man is wrongly jailed for murder while the real killer roams free. The murderer is an intellectual frustrated with his country’s never-ending cycle of betrayal and apathy. The convict is a simple man who finds life in prison more tolerable when something mysterious starts happening to him.

Norte, the End of History Directed by Lav Diaz
It’s not so much that the director is swinging for the fences of film history as he’s collapsing the distance between his own film culture — which is still primarily regarded as exotic by Western programmers and festival gatekeepers — and the rest of cinema — even as at the same time Norte stands apart by dint of its length and general severity.
July 17, 2014
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At once lifelike and a scrupulous imitation of life, the movie turns time into a bridge that allows you to cross into the lives of others.
September 26, 2013
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They took their seats, the lights went down, the movie came up, and I sat there. Two-hundred-fifty minutes later, the lights came up, I stood with tears in my eyes, and clapped as loudly as I ever have for any movie in my life… The force compelling us all to stay was the audacity of Diaz’s filmmaking. His scenes go on, though not for the sake of their longevity… They’re not long takes so much as deep breaths.
May 24, 2013
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