Movie Review: ‘Tandoori Love’

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I saw this movie during one of the Europe on Screen movie festivals in Jakarta. According to its wikipedia article, the word tandoori is the adjective meaning “pertaining to the tandoor” and is used to describe a dish cooked in a tandoor. A tandoor is a cylindrical clay oven used in cooking and baking. The tandoor is used for cooking in Azerbaijan, India, Turkey, Iran, Armenia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, the Balkans, the Middle East, Central Asia as well as Burma and Bangladesh. For Indian food lovers, it should be a familiar word. However, this is not an Indian movie.

 

It is a movie from Switzerland.
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Movie Review: ‘Sportman van de Eeuw’

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When it comes to movies, I always like European ones better than Hollywood’s. The reason is simple. I’m more interested on good stories than special effects. So movies with generic and predictable endings often times don’t make it into my list. Unless it is based on my favorite books. Recently, the government here decided to raise the tax of movie distribution in the country. It will most likely put all distribution of Hollywood movies here into a halt. It didn’t bother me much as long as I can still see European movies at the festivals or cultural centers here. Having said all that, I decided to share some reviews of the European movies I’ve seen so far. Let me begin with a Dutch movie I saw in February 2008.

 

It is called ‘Sportman van de Eeuw’.
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