Weakness of the Bolshevik (2003)

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Avg Rating: 3.9 / 5. Voted: 35

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AKA: La Flaqueza del Bolchevique
Directed by: Manuel Martin Cuenca
Starring: Luis Tosar (Pablo), Maria Valverde (Maria), Mar Regueras (Sonsoles), Nathalie Poza (Eva)
Country: Spain; Effed Up European Cinema
Language: Spanish (Eng Subs); Effed Up Spanish Films
Runtime: 01:33:51
Genres: Old-Young Relationships, Teenager, Voyeur-Stalking

Plot – Spoilers:
A middle-aged Spanish banker, Pablo, is unhappy about everything in his life. He thinks of himself as a Bolshevik based on a college thesis he never completed, yet won’t consider releasing himself from the stranglehold of his corporate job. He thinks he’s achieved a clarity about where he stands in life, but like with everything else, he’s only confused. So he’ll make crude remarks in the presence of women, hate them if they desire him, turn venomous and vindictive if they are contemptuous of him, yet also be kind to his female assistant.

Pablo pines for his childhood and teen years despite growing up without money or much parental involvement in a rough neighborhood. This yearning for the past has also instilled in him a strong belief that to be innocent is to be young. So when he’s got a lonely evening to himself at home, he spends it browsing books on the Russian Revolution, while also being fascinated by a particular photo of a group of young Russian girls.

The film starts with Pablo getting into a minor accident and fight with a woman whom he then starts prankcalling. Until he notices she has a younger school-going sister with a Virgin Maria appeal that takes his breath away.

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zioSilleni
zioSilleni
April 21, 2024 11:26 pm

this is a pretty good one all around, ..interesting characters with a quite good development, even if not exceedingly deep ( but better than becoming pretentious or overtly cerebral about it); questioning morality that didn’t handshake too much, I thought, the general common idea of it, but staying realistic; good plot, it made me think the book could also be good. The style is sober, not very interesting maybe but absolutly does the job and never put me off of bothered me. Films that try hard, (even not that hard at times) to be stylish, authorial, fancifully directed, without having the ability of pullin it off annoy me very much more, or better, they do annoy me, while the capacity of just carrying a good story letting it tell itself, avoiding anything annoyingly childish, for me is yet good “style”. …
ok, I overtalked myse ….
anyhow… Surprised the admin didn’t seem to appreciate this very much. … I for myself would probably even give it a second testing and see if it holds up
Great site!!. Now that we ve got some decent connection I can definitly enjoy it, in the tiny spare time to search some good alternative moviemaking

derp
derp
April 21, 2024 7:21 am

Spoiler: Why did the guy went to jail; did he had sex with the corpse of the girl?

suo mynona
suo mynona
April 18, 2024 3:12 am

TV movie with a mellow intriguing story and some humor that I dig. Good acting and some damn pretty actresses. Not the type of movie you expect here.

Spoiler: did I miss it that her sister explicitly but indirectly sent those guys after him and thus killed her own sister by accident, or is that only implied but left unanswered? I kind of love and hate it if they left that unanswered, it makes one remember the movie by wondering…

3.5 to 4 stars for me, so I bumped it with 5.

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
April 14, 2024 11:58 pm

Here’s a list of what I would consider to be the top 50 movies I have seen on EUM in no order. Not included are super well known films like “The Exorcist,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane,” “Carrie,” etc. even though they are wonderful films. I haven’t seen every movie on here but I have seen a lot of them. You ready? Good. Here we go: 1. 7 Days (2010) 2. Antares (2004) 3. Antichrist (2009) 4. Baise-moi (2000) 5. Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007) 6. Bully (2001) 7. Calvaire (2004) 8. Cargo 200 (2007) 9. Dead Man’s Shoes (2004) 10. Der Bunker (2015) 11. Der Nachtmahr (2015) 12. Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (2019) 13. Euthanizer (2017) 14. Eyes Of My Mother (2016) 15. The Golden Glove (2019) 16. The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael (2005) 17. Halley (2012) 18. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) 19. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2 (1996) 20. Honeymoon (2014) 21. Hope (2013) 22. Identity (2003) 24. Inside (2007) 25. Lilya 4-ever (2002) 26. Piano Teacher (2001) 27. The Machinist (2004) 28. Miss Violence (2013) 29. Buoyancy (2019) 30. No Child of Mine (1997) 31. Nobody Knows (2004) 32. Orozco The Embalmer (2001) 33. The Painted Bird (2019) 34. Prevenge (2016) 35. Princess (2014) 36. Profane (2011) 37. Scum (1979) 38. The Silence (2010) 39. The Snowtown Murders (2011) 40. Strella (2009) 41. Suntan (2016) 42. Thanatomorphose (2012) 43. Thief… Read more »

Old Mother Hubbard
Old Mother Hubbard
April 13, 2024 7:15 pm

It drags big time. I almost gave up on it. I burst out laughing when the guard said “Cell #2.” 3 stars maybe?

Macron
Macron
April 12, 2024 6:52 am

I don’t give a shit that the girl is hot as fuck and underage. The bald guy was a good actor too.

kenneth Copeland
kenneth Copeland
April 12, 2024 12:03 am

Give us a movie about African slavery, and make it extra freaky😭

roads
roads
April 11, 2024 1:03 pm

adding good effed up movie challenge (impossible)

Meh
Meh
April 10, 2024 7:24 am

Boring movie without sex scenes or anything effedup really happening. Just an older guy seducing and having company with a younger girl and reading stupid books. Too much blabber and feeling depressed all the time. Meh..

unknown
unknown
April 9, 2024 8:38 pm

damn ending ruined my day
fck you writer

diocan
diocan
April 9, 2024 8:32 pm

admin please ulpoad a decent movie ppl actually want to see for once PLEASE I BEG U!!!1!!!!1

Cronenberg
Cronenberg
April 9, 2024 6:03 pm

Damn good movie!!

why thank you
why thank you
April 9, 2024 5:12 pm

Why admin, why

fred fat
fred fat
April 8, 2024 2:46 pm

this is a load of bolsheviks

Russ
Russ
April 8, 2024 1:48 pm

A very well told story. What a shame, so much to offer but it happens.