8º – Kill Bill – Vol.1 and 2 (Quentin Tarantino, 2003)Beaten brutally at her wedding ceremony, surviving as a mere figure of chance, a woman seeks revenge against those responsible for the act, embarking on a bloody journey without victors. Divided into two volumes, ‘Kill Bill’ brings Quentin Tarantino’s traditional film brilliance, with dizzying plans and a siege of history that always cherishes exaggeration.
7º – Oldboy (Chan-wook Park, 2003)After being imprisoned, without any explanation, for more than a decade in a kind of room, a man is released and will have to readapt to the social compendium that understands the world, as well as to seek revenge and answers. One of the biggest films in South Korean cinema history, ‘Oldboy’ is flawless from the first to the last scene, exposing the viewer to an irresistible and relentless plot to overcome all the traditional violence of the films of that country.
6º – Cape Fear (Martin Scorsese, 1991)Recently released from prison, a man seeks revenge against the lawyer responsible for his arrest, tormenting the individual’s family in a perverse game. Martin Scorsese’s Pearl of the Scenes, ‘Cape Fear’ is a remake of a 1960s work (based on a novel by John D. MacDonald), nevertheless still better than the original. All the burden of suspense that Scorsese takes for building by bringing in every meander of the plot manages to leave the spectator tense to every outdated fragment. A film that still features fabulous performances by actors Robert De Niro and Nick Nolte.
5º – Death and the Maiden (Roman Polanski, 1994)Convinced that a guest of her husband is a man who had tortured her years earlier, a woman decides to make the subject hostage, starting a paranoid night behind his confession. ‘Death and the Maiden’ is perhaps a film little recognized in both the filmography of director Roman Polanski and the actress Sigourney Weaver. However, what we have here is a true masterpiece of cinema. A film that captures the attention of the viewer from beginning to end, always working with heavy and powerful scenes conceptually.
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