A young boy in 14th century Cumbria (north of England) keeps getting visions he cannot explain. His village has so far been spared from the black death, but the villagers fear its imminent arrival. With the boy as their guide, a group set out to dig a hole to the other side of the world.
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The Navigator: An Odyssey Across TimeDirected byVincent Ward
Ward originally intended to make a jauntier film, and he even planned to cast little people as the time-traveling troupe. Yet the final film is a serious attempt to fully empathize with the displacement felt by his characters.
Nice, medieval, black & white beginning. Awsome, black & white, medieval, beautiful last 10 minutes. Good, mystical, colorful, contemporary middle. Weird ensemble. A must see I guess for weird-thing-addict cinephilac !
Veo cosas muy interesantes en esta película, pero algo no me acaba. Hay fotografía muy pictórica, como la del barco y las lanzas, momentos bizarros como el caballo en la barca y el submarino, o el túnel.. que hacen una película distinta para ver.. las actuaciones no me gustan, salvando el niño, y a veces parece forzado el paso de uno a otro en diálogos, como piezas inconexas.. no se si tiene alguna intencionalidad.
people like to call films by miike or jodorowsky 'odd', but i found this far more strange. everything about it, from the performances to the concept to the awful title. all in all, a decent movie, but for such a unique film it leaves very little impression. sort of like the seventh seal taking a wrong turn on a TV budget.
This film really touched me in so many ways: as a fantasy about how people from 1350 would interpret our modern times, as a film about fear and clinging onto any way to avoid death, as a film about sacrifice and fate. I think this film will stay with me for a long time.
I really was expecting something else from this movie but it was quite dissapointing . The plot idea is interesting but then the story, characters and actors are not, at all. The visual style is interesting but not specially inventive and it certainly does not hold up the film as a whole. It's like a bad and boring version of Time Bandits.