#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In the world of high-end art auctions and antiques, Virgil Oldman is an elderly and esteemed but eccentric genius art-expert, known and appreciated by the world. Oldman is hired by a solitary young heiress, Claire Ibbetson, to auction off the large collection of art and antiques left to her by her parents. For some reason, Claire always refuses to be seen in person. Robert aids Oldman in restoring and reassembling some odd mechanical parts he finds amongst Claire’s belongings, while also giving him advice on how to befriend her and deal with his feelings towards her. Also a friend of Oldman, Billy Whistler helps him to acquire a secret private collection of master paintings.
Plot: Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.
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it is a good film. good acting, good directing, good story, good music… it’s not the best i’ve seen recently (i just saw ‘the hunt’ from thomas vinterberg and that blew me off completely), but it is worth watching.
movie will keep you engaged all the way.
i didn’t like the ending, but i guess any other ending wouldn’t fit, so i shouldn’t complain too much.
i gave it 8 out of 10 stars, because every single element of a movie (from music to production to directing to…) is real good. considering many mediocre (at best! 🙂 ) movies that we see so often, i would say that this movie deserves to be seen.
it’s pleasing to the eye, it’s soothing in some way… i don’t regret seeing it.
I am not a connoisseur of Italian cinema, but I was attracted to this film because it deals with works of art. And I am glad that I dedicated my time to it, as I discovered a truly remarkable film. The story centers on the figure of Virgil Oldman, auctioneer and collector, misanthropic and maniac who, suddenly, is contacted by a mysterious heiress, eager to evaluate and eventually auction off all the valuable stuff in his family home. It turns out that she suffers from a severe agoraphobia, so she never leaves the house nor lets herself be seen by anyone, a fact that leaves Oldman more and more fascinated. At the same time, the old auctioneer finds a series of mechanical pieces in the house, which he thinks belong to a disappeared baroque automaton that, if recovered, would have an absurdly high value.
Everything seems clear and transparent in this film, brilliantly directed by Giuseppe Tornatore… but the film dextrously hides its secrets and is not as predictable as it seems, although it is left to guess, as the end approaches. For the puritans, it may shock thanks to the lustful and obsessive passion allowed by the old man for a woman of age to be his daughter, or even granddaughter. But the fact is that Italian filmmakers address this type of passion quite a lot in their films and the story works wonderfully. In the background, there is a sub-plot involving a baroque automaton and the lack of scruples of an art collector, who is interested in buying valuable works at prices well below the value.
Geoffrey Rush is a veteran actor and excels in the role of the auctioneer. He knows how to be cool and aloof, arrogant and elegantly hieratic, and manages to gradually deconstruct it as the character’s feelings change. It is worth watching this film to see the extraordinary work of this actor. Beside him, the young Sylvia Hoeks, whom I did not know and is excellent, in a complex role that requires a lot of voice work (she does not appear for a considerable time, and we only heard her voice) and a beautiful face. In the dim light, the equally hardened Donald Sutherland is impeccable in a supporting role. Jim Sturgess also does a remarkable job.
Technically, it is an equally very good film. Although it is discreet, and allows the story and actors to have space to stand out, the interest in production values is high, starting with a magnificent cinematography, guided by Flavio Zamarion. With an artist’s eye, he knew how to make the most of the beauty of the paintings and works of art, as well as the grandeur of the scenery, the filming locations, the landscapes, and create a film where visual beauty abounds and fills the eye. Light and color also work very well, giving the film an additional elegance. The choice of filming locations and works of art that were used in the film was, in a word, judicious, and the soundtrack, signed by master Ennio Morricone, is truly one of the best he has composed in recent times.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 11 min (131 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director Giuseppe Tornatore
Writer Giuseppe Tornatore
Actors Geoffrey Rush, Jim Sturgess, Sylvia Hoeks
Awards 25 wins & 26 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Studio, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses, Red Epic, Zeiss Master Prime Lenses (some shots)
Laboratory Deluxe Digital Rome
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Redcode RAW (5K) (source format) (some shots)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema