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Desperately disappointing


My sole motivation for watching this was its appearance in a book by Steven Jay Schneider 1001 films to see before you die. This film would be extremely close to being the last film you want to see on that list. With sparse dialogue throughout you are relying on the events portrayed to draw you in yet they are tedious at best and laden with sickening animal cruelty. The oldest child asks his father at point "What's hell?", I couldn't help thinking this film. It has similarities with Pather Panchali however the difference is Pather Panchali is actually good.

As far as I'm concerned its current IMDB score is misleading, a complete misrepresentation of the deficiencies of the film.

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It a Bit Disappointing , but still a good film IMO



When there's no more room in hell, The dead will walk the earth...

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It's even better than 'Pather Panchali', and this is comeing from a mad Ray fan.

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I saw nothing disappointing about this intense film.

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here's the problem

another "defender of animals".....

I have nothing against that and I do think animals should be protected. But, sh*t, this is 1963 and its just a movie.

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Just watched this film in my Portuguese class and it is one of the most horribly done movies I have ever seen. The sound editing is just horrible. It felt like really old animation where you could tell when the microphone turned on and the people started talking. I totally agree with the person talking about the sparse dialogue and how it mostly showed a lot of tediousness. I saw a review that said it was a rewarding view. How is this rewarding? It's so boring! In Portuguese it literally means "The Dry Lives" which is funny because this movie is freaking dry!

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