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I saw this movie today, Paradise Now a 2005 film directed by Hany Abu-Assad.  It is one of the very few movies that is shot in Palestine, it about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. It won a Golden Globe for best foreign language film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category – which raised my curiosity more to watch the movie. The two youths from the city of Nablus (Gaza strip) are just 48 hours away from their mission. The two men are allowed to spend what is presumably their last…

After reading my blog on the movies I have covered in it, my fellow INFITT member Mr.Jean-Luc Chevillard from Paris recommended that I see this German Movie “Good Bye Lenin”. The title alone was enough to make me interested. Today I got a chance to see this movie. The movie’s story happens in East Berlin from October 1989 to just after German unification a year later. Alex lives with his sister and his mother. His father fled to the West abandoning the family. Alex’s mother single headedly raises the kids and becomes an idealist and supporter of ruling Socialist Party. Later,…

I saw this documentary titled “Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Reverse Park” (Original German dubbed to English) on my Lufthansa flight (Frankfurt to Seattle) last week – imagine they having only this worthwhile to watch. Overall Lufthansa hardly had a dozen movie and absolutely no comedy TV Shows in their in-flight entertainment – it is one of the things I don’t like in Lufthansa. And they don’t offer a hygiene kit (toothpaste, socks, perfume) either individually (or) even have it in the rest rooms. Lufthansa, please charge one or two dollars more and offer a decent hygiene kit…

As I have written in the past I like Irish Folk songs. So the other day while at Crosswords I saw & picked up the CD “Ireland – The greatest songs ever”. One song among the 12 songs in the album impressed me a lot and in the last few days I have listened to it several times. The song was Four Pence a Day by Tola Custy & Cyril O’Donoghue. Surprisingly my 4 year old son has taken a liking to it and he demanded I play it twice today!.The song talks about the hard working conditions for Four…

This week one of my colleagues gave me a DVD of the movie April 1945, A Nation awaits its …  “DOWNFALL”. Surprisingly I didn’t put it in my CD shelves for watching one of the days (which will never come) but managed to see it today. In the last half-a-century much as been written and movies taken about the Holocaust & World War II. But many of them skip the last few weeks of Hitler or mention them in passing paragraphs. This movie is all about the last few weeks, when it was certain the Nazis have lost. This different…