Have you heard about this movie before? Released in 2005 and starring Joseph Fiennes along with Kristin Scott Thomas, Man to Man received extremely little attention. If you’re wondering why is that, I have some bad news. People are assholes. This is basically a movie about a time when the British and the rest of the technologically advanced world considered people who lived in Africa a lower species. And if you’re thinking well, that shit was in the past so distant that it’s not even worth mentioning, you would be wrong. For example, the latest example of a so called human zoo was at the 1958 Expo in Brussels, where black children were on display. The images are truly shocking and I will leave a link after the review, if you want to know more about this. So, after the white race has killed, enslaved and exploited in every possible way other races, it simply cannot accept that fact. But I digress, it’s time to get back to this movie.

Man to Man [2005] Movie Review Recommendation PosterJoseph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas are two scientists (well Joseph is, Kristin is in for the money) who are trying to find the missing link between man and his ancestors monkeys. They believe that the link is Pigmeys so they capture a pair and bring home for studies and presentation to a scientific community.

With the story set in the 19 century, this excellent movie tries to explain relationship between civilized and tribal men, mad scientific pursuit and many other things. Granted, sometimes it tries to much too much, but at least it tries. It’s like they nailed the main story and all the motives, but they could not properly translate that into a movie that’s flowing with a good tempo. Now back to the good stuff: cinematography was excellent throughout the movie and in some scenes, simply stunning. With a pretty decent budget, Man to Man looks and feels like a blockbuster with an original script. A definition of a thought provoking movie.

Director: Régis Wargnier

Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville

Fun Facts: Opening film for 55th Berlin International Film Festival on February 10, 2005 (world premiere).

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0397530/

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