Friday, July 28, 2006

La Caja 507

So, on Wednesday night, me and few colleagues and friends decided to catch a free movie screening in UM. it's "La Caja 507", a spanish film.

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first of all, the place where we watched this is kinda wrong already... it's like conference room, a big one lah, situated in the Faculty of Linguistic in UM. but then again, the light's off, it still look like a cinema hall to me.
(i so hope that UTAR will finally have a movie club, and then we can screen movie weekly in a proper theatre hall or something! and i seriously think that the students of broadcasting shall pick up the responsibility to do so -- they just watch too little films!! sigh... )

secondly, when it's stated there Spanish Film Festival, we expected to see some arty farty national cinema... but it seems that the film is a spanish commercial/mainstream movie. so we were disappointed in general. simply because our expectations were not met, and not because the movie is not good!

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La Caja (pronounced La Caha) means the box... box no. 507 is the key to the story. it talks about a banker - Modesto, whom unluckily become the target of a group of bank robbers. they tied him up and drugged him, while swipe out most of the safety boxes. after Modesto woke up, he vomited in box 507, and discovered some strange documents from the box, which are related to his daughter's death 7 years ago. as he pursued the truth, he revealed even bigger scandal.

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the story is very flesh and original, you can't really predict what's going to happen next. the actings are believable. and i particularly think that the control of pacing is great... there's no single boring plot, very energetic film. but like i said, because we went in with different set of expectations, all these strengths only appeal to me after i reflected on the movie. i was originally hoping for some Almodóvar rather than this.

my rating: 7/10

11 comments:

wenxuan said...

eheh...sir, when did you become interested in spanish movies?

i think the plot is ok, quite good lah...maybe i should watch, in case u say we broadcasting ppl dun watch movies...(poor mah,sob)

so how was all those scripts? good or bad? im interested to see how mine is doing...

adios, amigo!

Teddy Beh said...

i do not just become interested lah... that's because there's this Spanish film festival in UM, it's free, then i go lor. :)

i don't think it's easy to find this movie... if you guys really wanna watch movies, should look out for more film festival. maybe next time i will post up information of film screenings here.

your script? haven't read yet. is it good? -- you tell me... :)

wenxuan said...

i thought u read all...ciplak lah u sir...
or izit u have also become siao juz like us?? dunno ler...

haha....my script...as u alwiz said, so 'cliche'!

happy reading and marking, muahaha...

melisa said...

apa la sir..we watch more movies then u say we watch lousy movies..haha..its still movies after all

sir u set up the movie club..we'll be delighted to be be your recruits...haha..*tabik*

wai said...

sir...made proper theatre hall?erm...i think tis job will let u doing it loh...haha...help us voice up loh....utar also got broadcasting society but im not d member 2 bad.....hahha..

Teddy Beh said...

u try to mark 60 scripts, see how long it will take you to read... sigh... i can finish it within 3 days if i simply mark lor, if that's what you want me to do... =.=

melisa, wai: it will be good if broadcasting students or broadcasting society take up the responsibility, and then i'll be happy to advice. it could be fun. if we got a proper club, then we can book the hall in PB blok - proper seat, projector and air-cond. how about that?

Shuk Ling said...

sir, know u 'xing ku' liao la...
next time belaja u eat lor...
take ur time to read...
if not u wil b siao like us...
all of us seem like going carzy liao haha..

but...after few week u hv to mark d group punya lagi...haha...
i think tat time u will b more tension den now lor...

melisa said...

sounds cool la...how do we start..am afraid by the time we really wana set up the club, we're outta uni already..hoho

Shuk Ling said...

yes is cool if v set up, but it wil take v.long time 1 lor...
n mayb e.thing that will set up can't b use by us...so sad...:(
bcoz this kind of situation alayz happen to us...

wai said...

sch got the broadcast society i think but it never c tat club hv any member enrol function....b4 tat i hv go n fill uo d form 2 bcum member(yr1) but they say tis club full liao...sigh...how many of the limitation...?futrhermore v wanna pay 2 bcum member leh.....
who gonna set up the new club??i think websites 4 those broadcast student it also a gud idea....hahaha

Teddy Beh said...

shuk ling: yes, i'm kinda regreted giving so many script assignments... but it would not make sense if you guys are taking a scriptwriting course, but write no script, or no individual script... right?? after all you all are undergraduates!

and about the FILM SCREENING... either the broadcasting society take up the responsibility, then the screening will be part of their activities... or we se another film club, then it'll take time to form the club committees and apply for setting up the club etc... as long as a group of students want to take up the responsibility, i will be most willing to help and advice.

Wai: what do you mean by website??