"Thoughtful, provocative, and highly original!"-Chicago Reader — A woman picks up men by threatening suicide. A man builds an airplane on his terrace. Another man is gradually eliminating words from his vocabulary. Welco... more »me to the world of Last Images of the Shipwreck, from acclaimed filmmaker Eliseo Subiela (The Dark Side of the Heart, Man Facing Southeast).
An insurance agent in a mid-life crisis is trying to finish a novel. Her stops a woman he thinks is about to commit suicide by throwing herself onto the tracks. They share a meal and he finds out that the suicide act is practiced to find customers. Believing that he has found the subject of his novel, he tries to pay for her story, and becomes emerged in her family's life.
Last Images of the Shipwreck is an eye-opening film about the force of dreams and imagination. END« less
Dr E G Kantaris | Cambridge, Cambs United Kingdom | 02/03/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Update to what is stated below: we had contact with the distribution company who assure us that they have remastered the DVD and corrected the problems mentioned below. We cannot yet confirm this, but hope to be able to do so soon.
We bought three copies of this DVD for the University of Cambridge, and in each copy the sound track cuts out half way through the film, and falls totally silent (the subtitles and video continue, but there is no sound).
The film itself is excellent, but the DVD appears to have been incorrectly mastered, as we are sure the problem could not be just a faulty disk in three cases. I really hope that the production company will bring out a corrected version, and let us know when it is available."
A stunning piece of imagery and imagination
Jesse S. Walker | Huntington, WV USA | 04/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While I experienced the same troubles that the previous reviewer did (cuts off sound at Chapter 8), I was so entranced it almost didn't matter. The director's visual imagery captures you from early on with an image of people described as living dead riding the subway covered in seethrough plastic shrouds. The plot moves a little slow at first but once your into it, it grabs hold and won't let go. It's unfortunate this disc has no extras, as I'd be interested in seeing a trailer for this director's other movies. Also the quality of this DVD is lesser than most other companies (even without the sound error)."
Excellent, but technical problems with sound
David M. Ortiz | New Mexico, USA | 10/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Subiela is great like usual, but unfortunately I could not enjoy this movie like his other ones since the sounds cuts off on the second part of the film. This happened on two different dvds. I hope that the distributor had fixed the problem. I will definitely buy it again once I know for sure that this has been fixed."
Does anyone know if a new fault free DVD has been released?
lorokidul | Australia | 11/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a devotee of Eliseo Subiela and would love to buy this film, but not if it is still being sold in the version with the faulty soundtrack mentioned by previous contributors. Does anyone know the updated situation? (the site required me to rate the film, although I haven't seen it yet, so I gave it 5 stars, based on all the other Subiela films I've seen) Sorry, but many besides me will appreciate news about the DVD."
A Brilliant Masterpiece
J. W. McKinney | Centreville, VA USA | 04/04/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I too experienced problems with the audio, and unlike others, was unable to enjoy the second half of the movie. Does anyone know if this problem has been corrected? Does anyone know where I can get the DVD version with audio throughout the entire film?"