John, the Knife and the River (1972)

  |  Crime, Drama


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An older man consumed by jealousy over his much younger wife decides to venture into the jungle in search of riches without her. When he returns 4 years later, he finds that his mistrust in her may have been well-founded.


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10 July 2020 | nigiweij
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| An amazing directorial debut
This directorial debut by George Sluizer is a major artistic achievement! The setting in the picturesque landscape of Brazil is amazing, and the cinematography by the wonderful Jan de Bont is magnificent. The story is sophisticated, and the acting is generally good. Also, the soundtrack is notable, which is unfortunately not easy to find on cd or online.

According to lead actress Anna Miranda, Sluizer was very sensible to Brazilian culture and understood its mysteries. For the foreign viewer, Sluizer offers a unique view in this beautiful world.

It is understandable that, having seen this film, Werner Herzog decided to hire Sluizer as his production manager for the film Fitzcarraldo (1982).

A highly recommended, hidden gem!

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Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama

Details

Release Date:

5 October 1972

Language

Portuguese


Country of Origin

Brazil, Netherlands

Box Office

Budget:

NLG650,000 (estimated)

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