Magical girl

Magical girl

DVD - 2016 | Spanish
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Three individuals with different backgrounds turn to a life of crime and find their fate in the process.
Publisher: New York, NY : First Run Features, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD INTL MAGI GIR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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jimg2000
Oct 30, 2016

If Lorca hadn't been born and hadn't written a single verse... two plus two would still be four. If Napoleon had invaded Spain 200 years ago and we were here talking in French...two plus two, of course, would still be four.
I want you to understand that the only absolute truth, the only thing that will remain the same, is that two plus two equals four.
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"I told you I didn't find you disgusting, and it's true. I feel pity for you."
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"The moon kisses your pure tears"
"Like a promise of good fortune"
"People call you Fire Girl"
"And they are letting you die of thirst"
"Oh Fire Girl, oh Fire Girl"
"Inside my soul I have a fountain"
"So your guilt bends to drink"
"Oh Fire Girl, oh Fire Girl"
"Woman that cries and suffers"
"I offer you salvation"
"I offer you salvation"
"Affection is blind"
"I'm a good and sympathetic man"
"Come on, come with me, Fire Girl"

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jimg2000
Oct 30, 2016

But it's funny that Spain is the country where bullfighting is most popular. Do you know why Spain is in perennial clash? Because we don't know whether we're a rational or an emotional country. The Nordic countries, for example, are cerebral countries. Still, Arabs or Latinos have accepted their passionate side with no complex or guilt. They all know which side dominates. We Spaniards are in a balance hanging right in the middle. That's the way we are. Like bullfights. And what are bullfights? The depiction of the struggle between instinct and technique. Between emotion and reason. We have to accept our instincts and learn to handle them...like if they were a bull, so they don't destroy us.

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jimg2000
Oct 30, 2016

"Book of desires"
"Wish 1: to become whoever I want"
"Wish 2: Magical Girl Yukiko's dress designed by Meiko Saori for singer Megumi" Yukikio.
"Wish 3: to turn 13"
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What can you do? Even if you get rid of the politicians, nothing will change. ... The problem in this country is that the banker is as corrupt as the worker. That's the problem.
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What have you watched on TV lately?
- watched a report on two neighbors who were angry at each other because...one blamed the other of pouring pee on her each time she'll go in and out of the house. So the lady would wear a raincoat and
a bin bag each time she'll go by. ... Do you know why I watch those TV shows? Because I like to see people more miserable than me.

j
jimg2000
Jul 06, 2016

If Lorca hadn't been born and hadn't written a single verse... two plus two would still be four. If Napoleon had invaded Spain 200 years ago and we were here talking in French...two plus two, of course, would still be four.
I want you to understand that the only absolute truth, the only thing that will remain the same, is that two plus two equals four.
===
"I told you I didn't find you disgusting, and it's true. I feel pity for you."
===
"The moon kisses your pure tears"
"Like a promise of good fortune"
"People call you Fire Girl"
"And they are letting you die of thirst"
"Oh Fire Girl, oh Fire Girl"
"Inside my soul I have a fountain"
"So your guilt bends to drink"
"Oh Fire Girl, oh Fire Girl"
"Woman that cries and suffers"
"I offer you salvation"
"I offer you salvation"
"Affection is blind"
"I'm a good and sympathetic man"
"Come on, come with me, Fire Girl"

j
jimg2000
Jul 06, 2016

But it's funny that Spain is the country where bullfighting is most popular. Do you know why Spain is in perennial clash? Because we don't know whether we're a rational or an emotional country. The Nordic countries, for example, are cerebral countries. Still, Arabs or Latinos have accepted their passionate side with no complex or guilt. They all know which side dominates. We Spaniards are in a balance hanging right in the middle. That's the way we are. Like bullfights. And what are bullfights? The depiction of the struggle
between instinct and technique. Between emotion and reason. We have to accept our instincts and learn to handle them...like if they were a bull, so they don't destroy us.

j
jimg2000
Jul 06, 2016

"Book of desires"
"Wish 1: to become whoever I want"
"Wish 2: Magical Girl Yukiko's dress designed by Meiko Saori for singer Megumi" Yukikio.
"Wish 3: to turn 13"
===
What can you do? Even if you get rid of the politicians, nothing will change. ... The problem in this country is that the banker is as corrupt as the worker. That's the problem.
===
What have you watched on TV lately?
- watched a report on two neighbors who were angry at each other because...one blamed the other of pouring pee on her each time she'll go in and out of the house. So the lady would wear a raincoat and
a bin bag each time she'll go by. ... Do you know why I watch those TV shows? Because I like to see people more miserable than me.

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empbee
Aug 16, 2017

A good thriller with unusual and unlikely characters and situations. It keeps you guessing and predicting the outcome at the same time.

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jimg2000
Jul 06, 2016

Agree with the ratings of 7.2/10 at IMDb and 9/10 at Rotten Tomatoes. One of those multi-layer fill in the blanks mystery thriller when a terminally ill girl, who was a great fan of "Magical Girl Yukiko," and her dad accidentally connected with a housewife (a real "magic" girl) and her ex-con teacher. Excellent reviews from TIFF, see "Summary."

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gsoone
Sep 08, 2016

An unemployed father seeking a gift for his dying daughter, a disturbed woman with a dark past, and a math teacher turned criminal find their fates bound together in this bracing thriller from Carlos Vermut. 100%/80%

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jimg2000
Jul 06, 2016

From TIFF review: This is a movie obsessed with the way that a single action can create ripples that spread out in unpredictable and tragic ways. A father too scared to be with his daughter during her time of need strives to provide her an external show of love and affection that will give her the joy he is sure his wrecked presence cannot. A woman without the drive or confidence to be on her own struggles to find a way to make her problem disappear. Later on another character will also enter the picture, also a subject to the happiness of another, and begin a downward spiral of extreme response that could never have been predicted at the outset.

The complete review is at (suggest to read after the film to avoid spoilers:)
https://thefilmstage.com/reviews/tiff-review-magical-girl/

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