There isn’t an honest moment in all 96 minutes of Traffik.
The first three scenes from "A Talking Picture" (2003)
The complete film is streaming on Netflix Instant, which introduces it: "A beautiful history professor (Leonor da Silveira) and her 8-year-old daughter embark on a Mediterranean cruise from Lisbon to Bombay. Along the way, they talk about myths, legends and the milestones of Mediterranean civilization. Their compelling discourse about the history of Western civilization eventually includes the ship's captain, Comandante John Walesa (John Malkovich). Also stars Catherine Deneuve, Irene Papas and Stefania Sandrelli."
Three other films by de Oliveira are streaming on Netflix.
A new video essay explores the uncanny durability of "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"
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