Category Archives: Films

Thoughts of the Day 12

If you have doubts about humanity, listen to this podcast about a hospital in Israel treating wounded and sick Syrians. I wouldn’t have thought that many people read articles as long as the one about my decision to return to … Continue reading

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Burglar-Friendly Facade

Breaking into this house does not even require the skills of John Robie aka “The Cat” in the Hitchcock film To Catch a Thief. (Spotted in Trani, Apulia, Italy. The exact address will be shared for a stake in the loot.)

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“Secret Agent Man”

Finally, I found the song that describes my life: The film clips show Sam Neill as Sidney Reilly in Reilly – Ace of Spies. I came across this series in a very convoluted way: listening to Dmitri Shostakovich’s Gadfly suite, I … Continue reading

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Film: “Samuel in the Clouds”

I hope you remember my article about Chacaltaya. If not – read it now! Or, at the very least, watch my TEDx video about it:   Alternatively or additionally, you can watch the movie “Samuel in the Clouds” when it comes to … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Hell or High Water”

Where The Hateful Eight failed, Hell or High Water succeeds: in reviving the Western genre. It’s not done with gory violence or with a cast of clichés, but with strong characters, well-acted and, above all that what makes a good … Continue reading

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How one translator opened Romania to the world

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Thoughts of the Day 7

Don’t blame me for looking at your ( . )( . ) when you wear sunglasses and I can’t look at your eyes. In Venezuela, the richest country in South America between the 1950s and the 1980s, and still the … Continue reading

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