Beyond Rangoon

1995

Action / Adventure / Drama

166
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 4,640

Synopsis


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Cast

Adelle Lutz as Aung San Suu Kyi
Charley Boorman as Photographer
Frances McDormand as Andy Bowman
Patricia Arquette as Laura Bowman
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911.88 MB
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English 2.0
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23.976 fps
100 min
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1.83 GB
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23.976 fps
100 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by amolad 10 / 10 / 10

Underrated picture

This is one of the most underrated movies of the 1990s. If you allow yourself to identify with the Patricia Arquette character, you will find it to be a very moving story of a woman regaining a sense of purpose to her life, and finding a new will to live. Arquette's performance is brave because it is purposefully "wooden" -- it's a way of defining her character's spiritual death, her complete lack of a desire to be alive. She moves through life like a zombie because her family has been murdered and she can't see the point of living. What is moving is how in the course of the story, she is reawakened -- by the Burmese landscape, by the beautiful quality of its people and landscapes, and by the primal choices she is forced to confront. Boorman supports this visually (and Hans Zimmer supports it with one of his most gorgeous, haunting scores) with an often static camera and with a propensity to shoot through glass, windows, windshields, etc. We are on the outside looking in, just like Arquette.... until she finds herself deep in the jungle and is forced to choose whether or not to fight for her life. I recommend the 1954 movie THE PURPLE PLAIN as well. It's a similar story in a similar setting, and makes for a fascinating comparison.

Reviewed by QueenMag 10 / 10 / 10

Inspiring

Patricia Arquette plays American doctor Laura Bowman, who takes a holiday to Burma in an attempt to heal her spirit after the murders of her husband and young son. She is left behind in Rangoon during a military crackdown and leaves the city with an aging man who works as a "tour guide." But he is no simple tour guide; he is a professor who introduces her to the life outside of the tourist traps ... the two of them get caught up in the political upheaval and Laura sees with her own eyes how the government betrays and oppresses its own people. This movie is one of my favorites because of its themes. First, it's informational (describing some of the injustices that are occurring in Burma). Secondly, it's about a woman's struggle to find meaning in life after an incredible loss. Thirdly, it's about compassion and sacrifice, and people coming together - without even knowing each other - to endure pain and fear. Just about every beautiful scene in this movie is important; nothing is wasted here. It's an earnest and moving film. There is also a very emotional score composed by Hans Zimmer which complements scenes nicely. A definite recommend, especially to people concerned with human rights ... and people who want to know, "What purpose can I serve?"

Reviewed by Tigre-2 10 / 10 / 10

Patricia's Best Movie

Never had I seen such a powerful true story movie. I discovered a city, a country, a lost revolution and even a Nobel prize winner thanks to this masterpiece of cinema. If you haven't seen this movie, you can't say you've seen anything . A great lesson of courage, humility and life. I haven't seen anything as good since. T.E. Saturday, January 9th, 1999

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