Its compelling mix of trial movie, escape movie and unexpected fable ensures the film never feels draggy.
Heaven (2002) 1080p YIFY Movie
Heaven (2002) 1080p
A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
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The Synopsis for Heaven (2002) 1080p
Love, retribution and redemption. Devastated by her husband's death from a drug overdose, Philippa, a British teacher living in Turin, Italy, tries to bring justice to the biggest drug dealer in Turin when the local police ignore her information about him. In building a home-made bomb and setting off a plan that fails miserably, her status changes from young widow to that of a criminal in custody. Young police officer Filipo descends into Philippa's life, changing her bleak outlook on existence into one in search of tranquility among corruption, as they become unlikely soul mates and lovers.
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The Reviews for Heaven (2002) 1080p
Reviewed byEleanor Ringel GillespieVote: B/10
Tom Tykwer has made three films about couples as social outcasts, and I think it's time he moved on to something else. Teaming up Cate Blanchett and Giovanni Ribisi as the lovers must be one of the bigger mis-matches in film history. Although in real life she's only five years his senior, in "Heaven" she seems old enough to be his mother. Worse, the dialog between them is so limited, I got no sense that they were in love. And speaking of dialog, if Giovanni Ribisi, born in L.A., is going to play Italians, he needs to be coached in correct Italian pronunciation. His vowels are too closed. Open wide for an 'Aaah', Giovanni.
While the first 45 min. of the film generate a certain amount of smooth suspense, once the plot leaves the interrogation format the film falls apart. In the print I saw, the Tuscany countryside is overexposed as orange and ugly. Sad music invites us to feel for the two renegades, but I couldn't feel much of anything. And who, in the end, ratted on them to the police? This is never explained, and as their helicopter soars up into heaven, I wanted the film to get down to earth and take care of unfinished business.
Obviously, from the summary of this review, I consider _Heaven_ perhaps the most beautiful film I've seen. As a writer and professor, I still consider film my foremost love of all the arts. In consequence, I've seen thousands of films--and those include nearly every one of the hundreds which are considered the greatest in the medium.
After multiple viewings, I place Heaven at the top. The direction and cinematography are both remarkable, the story utterly compelling, and the performances--especially Cate's--beyond compare. It is actually the overwhelming power and beauty of Cate that's the core of the film's art. It's not just "acting," but the combination of unearthly beauty, top-tier cinematography, *and* her talent that makes this a level above Streep, Dench, Bergman, Hepburn, and any other great at their absolute best.
I suppose it's hard to imagine the existence of a full level beyond what we consider--previously--to have been the most beautiful and artful female performance on screen. But that level is here, and it's clear.