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In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love,...
I didn't really find there to be much of a story for the length of the film.
Good movie? Definitely. Worthy of 9 Oscars? I don't think so.
Total Oscar bait. Excellent performances, a few pseudo-poetic lines of dialogue, themes of race/nationalism/what have you, soundtrack consisting entirely of piano, "based on a true story," British accents, and of course, Nazis. Not a bad movie, but it follows the formula far too closely to do anything interesting. It's like a really well made hamburger.
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