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Baraka

  • Film
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

3 out of 5 stars
Technically, a wow. ‘Koyaanisqatsi’ cinematographer Ron Fricke offers more wordless eco-spectacle. With startling depth and luminosity, a tumble of images whirls the viewer on a world tour: ancient temples and ethnic rites, unfolding landscapes and teeming cities. Japanese snow monkeys; Angkor Wat; Grand Central Station; Auschwitz; a chicken processing plant; Mecca; the changing skies over Utah: Fricke has been there. That’s the problem. Any one sequence might work powerfully in its own right, but string them together with a musical overlay and the banality of the connections becomes apparent.
Written by Trevor Johnston

Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Release date:Friday 14 December 2012
  • Duration:96 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Ron Fricke
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