#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Ivan is a priest in a rural church known for the apples that grow on a large tree in front. He’s odd: seeing the world through rose-colored glasses, in denial about personal facts, and convinced he’s at war with Satan. The rectory is a half-way house for recently paroled convicts. Adam arrives for 12 weeks, a large, tough neo-Nazi, first baffled by Ivan’s thick-headed optimism, then angry. He vows to break Ivan’s faith. Meanwhile, in exasperation at Ivan’s insistence, Adam sets a personal goal: to bake an apple pie. All goes awry for the tree: crows, worms, lightening. The Book of Job gives Adam perverse insight, and his hooligan mates provide the resolution’s spring.
Plot: A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.
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First, I’d like to say that Danish humor is rarely completely understood and some scenes of this movie made me feel somewhat bad. BUT! I noticed that me and almost the whole audience laughed more during this film than anyone has laughed while watching Mr. Beans whole production.
If you aren’t too sensitive to black humor, I strongly recommend you to watch Adam’s Apples. Concept of the film revolves around themes like religion, mental dis-behavior and good vs. evil. Adam’s Apples also comments strongly modern society’s hectic pace of living.
Watch this film. Period.
Superficially clever, if polished
Danish black humour takes both a more sinister and thought-provoking turn with Jensen’s mature directorial opus, Adam’s Apples.
Ivan (Mads Mikkelsen) is a village priest with an unquenchably tolerant and forgiving attitude. He is accompanied by the pugilistic neo-Nazi Adam, the thieving Gunnar, and the would-be terrorist Khalid. An apple tree outside the church offers Adam the chance to complete a constructive task – baking a pie – but the apple tree is beset by misfortune. The storyline will be enough to make the most unshockable squirm and includes jokes about disability, rape, and cruelty to animals just for starters. Whether you feel the end justifies the means or you plump on the side of condemning it as bad taste may be to do with your sensibilities and how you look at such issues.
For all his professed piety, Ivan can sometimes seem a little heartless. An elderly man who needs the loo during a sermon is subjected to much sermonising in an extended joke about holding it in before allowed to go and use the toilet (but not the church one). The only woman in the story is hysterical Sarah, who seeks Ivan’s solace after getting herself pregnant. The child has a chance of being disabled. Ivan regales her with the story of how they had the same worry over his own child, but now he delights every day to see him running around. When Sarah discovers that Ivan’s child is really paralysed, she feels betrayed. It transpires that much of Ivan’s world is a fantasy based on a belief in the goodness of everything. The gossiping doctor explains how Ivan’s wife didn’t die accidentally but committed suicide. Ivan was raped by his father. Psychologically, Ivan is in denial about almost everything, and this poses the question, Is religion a form of denial of the harsh reality of the world?
Adam’s bible is one of the few things in his room apart from a picture of Adolf. Each time the door slams, the picture falls off the wall and the bible falls on the floor, always falling open at the same place – the Book of Job. If you are well up on your Old Testament, you will probably recognise the film as an extended essay or modern version of Job. This is the book with the lines made famous by many cinematic funerals, “Man that is born of woman is of a few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down.”
In the original, Job’s afflictions are a test of his faith, which is how Ivan translates every misfortune, even when he is beaten up by Adam. The ultimate point is probably that goodness is valuable of itself – whether as a way of life or as a virtue – and whether or not it is always appreciated. (This maybe holds true whether you support the parable with a religious context or not.) Ivan’s ‘goodness’ certainly endures adversity, although many might suggest it is really a self-righteous stupidity. Ivan does not have the self-possessed humanity that marks any sort of ‘Gotterdammerung’ or humanist moral high ground. This is Adam’s point, who gets a gun to scare “the goodness sh*t” out of Ivan. He tells him that God really hates Ivan, and that’s why all the bad stuff is happening. Is Adam the devil tempting Ivan, or just a realist trying to get him to admit his hypocrisy?
Adam’s Apples boasts good production values and excellent acting. Its style of humour is the thing that will divide people. Dark humour is a cornerstone of Danish cinema, from Thomas Vinterberg’s The Celebration to von Trier’s Boss of It All and even including Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself, which Jensen wrote: but in all these examples, the humour directs us to feel uncomfortable about jokes that are ‘politically incorrect’ and hurtful, or are handled with a sensitivity towards the victims. Adam’s Apples, on the other hand, seemed to have little redemptive concern for those groups who are the butt of jokes, whether women, Muslims, or people with Down’s syndrome. Funny and cleverly-written they are, and the audience mostly laughed throughout, but they are heartless. I was pleased that a gag about Sarah being trussed up and probably raped at least didn’t elicit laughter from the Scottish audience at the screening I went to; I wondered how reactions would differ in different countries and continents.
Adam’s Apples is a clever film but not nearly half as clever as it would seem. Biblical allusions to stoicism in the face of adversity work better in the original Old Testament, and the racist, sexist and homophobic jokes (whilst acceptable to O.T. morality) are less tenable by enlightened standards.
Whenever Ivan is driving, he plays the BeeGees’ “How Deep Is Your Love”. He does indeed perhaps find some light in his deepest, darkest hour, but this reviewer might be tempted to leave him to it.
Original Language da
Runtime 1 hr 34 min (94 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Anders Thomas Jensen
Writer Anders Thomas Jensen
Actors Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro
Country Denmark, Germany
Awards 20 wins & 13 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Film Length 2,679 m
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)