Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Shaking Dream Land|
Actors: Philip Winchester, Cloudia Swann, Jesper Christensen, Lin Blakley, Joseph Fisher
Director: Martina Nagel
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
When Robert (Philip Winchester, Flyboys) marries the beautiful Alice (Cloudia Swann) they are the 'perfect couple'. But the moment he learns his wife is pregnant, dark secrets from his childhood fly unbidden into the prese... more »
An indie film with a very, very limited production budget
Andrew Siew | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | 05/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"As far as indie films go, this is a below average movie. Although the producers and writers have tried their best to tell a story through the nearly 100-minute run of the film, the amount of effort they put into the story-telling just wasn't enough to pull the audience into the film.
Technically, this is by far one of the worst films i have seen in a long time. The colors looked washed-out, the contrast was poor, the night-scenes were completely pitch black, the dialogues at most parts of the movie were almost too soft to be audible and the music was below indie movie standards. The fact that I could adjust the contrast setting of my TV to fix the contrast and color of the film showed just how poorly the movie was mastered at the dvd production stage. The quality of the design of the dvd jacket should've been a good enough warning.
Winchester was probably the only saving grace of this film. The actor gave his all as an actor without going over the top, although his credibility and charisma were seriously marred by the weak camera work, bad lighting, and some of his scenes just made absolutely no sense. His voice could barely be recorded at some parts of the films, thus making it difficult for the audience to connect with him.
Therefore, with so much deficiencies going against the production, I am sorry to say that if the producers have intended to use this film to raise the public's awareness to peadophilia, they have failed miserably.