Thursday, April 19, 2007

Do All Roads Lead to India?

Since I visited New Dehli in February reminders of India keep coming up. For instance two movies I've seen recently (The Namesake and After the Wedding) include scenes filmed in India.

Tuesday night I went to the ArcLight Theater to see a movie and was surprised to stumble onto the India Film Festival of Los Angeles.

The movie I went to see wasn't from India. It was Paul Verhoven's "Black Book" about a Jewish woman's survival in the Netherlands during Nazi occupation and the chaos that followed the end of WWII.

It was a little strange to see a story like this getting "big" picture treatment -- car chases, swelling music, etc. But it works.
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