BMW Films returns with Clive Owen, 2017 5-Series Full Movie Here

This is not an advert this a thirteen minute action movie

It was in 2001, well before the days of YouTube and online streaming, BMW teamed up with some top talent to produce a series of short films. There were eight in total, and they all starred Clive Owen serving as a hired driver behind the wheel of a BMW vehicle. The series would become the inspiration for the much more famous Transporter movies starring Jason Statham.

Each of the films was also helmed by a major director. We’re talking about John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar Wai, Guy Ritchie, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, John Woo, Joe Carnahan, and Tony Scott. Additionally, the films were produced by David Fincher and brothers Tony and Ridley Scott. Some notable guest appearances across the films included Madonna, Gary Oldman, Don Cheadle, Mickey Rourke, and even James Brown.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Clive Owen Clive Owen
The Driver
Dakota Fanning Dakota Fanning
Lily
Daniel Kash Daniel Kash
FBI Agent
Tennille Read Tennille Read
Cop
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Life of Pi transformed into a visual masterpiece review trailer

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If you have read Yann Martel’s acclaimed 2001 novel “Life of Pi” it’s likely that your first thought wouldn’t be about the terrific film it would make. After all, the greatest conflict in the story involves survival at sea after an epic storm, and the personality conflict involves a 16-year-old boy called Pi (Suraj Sharma) and a fearsome Bengal tiger who goes by the odd name of Richard Parker.

Life of Pi transformed into a visual masterpiece review trailer

 

You would need to think again, since Ang Lee has made the story into a remarkable film that adheres quite closely to the novel. Part of his success is due to the marvels of modern technology, but more to his vision of worlds hitherto unseen by most of us. The cinematography by Claudio Miranda combined with Martel’s vision is a wonder and a marvel to behold.

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Much of the film is taken up with the ordeal endured by the boy and the tiger, stranded together in a lifeboat for an unbelievable (but you will believe) 227 days. This situation is explained in the first part of the film, where we meet the grownup Pi (Irrfan Khan) being interviewed by a writer (Rafe Spall) as he tells his story of trial by sea and tiger.

Pi Patel is the son of a zookeeper in Pondicherry, India and the plot begins with the decision to move the whole operation including animals to Canada. En route their ship sinks in a storm as realistic and gripping as any we’ve seen, and the only survivors are Pi Patel and that tiger.

Life of Pi transformed into a visual masterpiece review trailer.The journey that ensues is one of incredible beauty as well as white-knuckled terror, and the beauty comes out on top – by fathoms. Water becomes a sort of art form, sometimes as a mirror of everything above the surface and sometimes as a perfectly clear medium where wondrous forms of life can be seen as if the water were air.

Under and overlying the action is Pi’s spiritual journey of faith, and that aspect is beautifully presented and at times deeply moving. The most vivid impressions, however, come from the visual impact; the sea in all its moods and mystery, the tiger, part-flesh, part-computer and totally real and alive in all his ferocious glory.