Schiffsmeldungen (2001)

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Schiffsmeldungen: Directed by Lasse Hallström. With Kevin Spacey, Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett. An emotionally beaten man with his young daughter moves to his ancestral home in Newfoundland to reclaim his life.

“Itu0026#39;s rare to see a movie made with such tender loving care. Director Hallstrom gathered the best cast and crew he could find for this film. The cinematography is glorious – I canu0026#39;t believe Oliver Stapleton isnu0026#39;t up for every award in the world. Kevin Spacey turns in the best performance of his career as a brutalized man, Cate Blanchett is her usual chameleon self as his trashy girlfriend, Julianne Moore is perfection as the woman who helps him heal, and Judi Dench is funny and touching as his aunt. Hers is a role without a huge amount of lines but tons of substance. Only a master could have given the character such depth.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe Shipping News has poignancy, humor and a great deal of beauty. What it has above all else is atmosphere – Hallstromu0026#39;s feel for the Newfoundland shipping village, the simple lives led there and the friendships made is truly awe-inspiring.”

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