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The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

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At the heart of the film's multiple narratives is an adaptation of A Distant Episode, the savage short story set in Morocco by American author Paul Bowles, first published in 1947. Moving between documentary, fiction and fable, "The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers" observes its protagonist, filmmaker Oliver Laxe, directing his own film Las Mimosas in Morocco, only to walk off set and into Rivers' narrative. Shot against the staggering beauty of the Moroccan landscape, from the rugged terrain of the Atlas Mountains to the stark and surreal emptiness of the Sahara, with its encroaching sands and abandoned film sets, Laxe is drawn into a hallucinatory and perilous adventure of cruelty and madness to form a multi-layered excavation into the illusion of cinema itself. "In a café in Morocco, about 50 years ago, Paul Bowles overheard a man, high on kif, say the title of this film. And so he wrote a story around this statement, a story that moves between...... Show more

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The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers is a simple story, but it has a lot to offer the viewer. Most movies, even the greatest ones, evaporate like a mist once you've returned to the real world; they leave memories behind, but their reality fades free quickly. Not this one :). The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers got all what a movie should have and I am pretty sure that who watch full movie will just enjoy it. There are so many iconic scenes and dialogues throughout the movie that have become legendary in our culture. I knew nothing about that movie before, never even seen a trailer, but I enjoyed it from the first seconds. The opening song still gives me chills and sets the bar high for the rest of the movie. Whoever has not seen it yet, let it rush in front of the TV, because this movie just has to be seen.... Show more

Release: 2015
Duration: 95 min
IMDb Rating: 6.2
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