#289: Tropical Malady

7hu6kze3tou1m5nq7yrxijvacv#289 – Tropical Malady, (สัตว์ประหลาด), 2004, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

‘Tropical Malady’ explores the passionate relationship between two men with unusual consequences. The film is divided in two parts. The first half charts the modest attraction between two men in the sunny, relaxing countryside and the second half charts the confusion and terror of an unknown menace lurking deep within the jungle shadows.

#376: Downfall

zy7pdsftwexi05vojx8xpkcw7pk#376 – Downfall, (Der Untergang), 2004, Oliver Hirschbiegel

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.