The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.
Helena Bonham Carter,
In New York, the money-driven dealer Dean Corso is a rare-books expert and partner of Bernie, who owns a bookstore. He is contacted by the renowned collector of books about the devil Boris Balkan, who has just acquired the rare The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of Shadows from the collector Andrew Telfer, to verify whether his book is authentic or a forgery. Balkan explains that the book was written by the writer Aristide Torchia, in 1666, with Lucifer and he was burned at the stake with his entire work. There are only three exemplars of The Nine Gates and in accordance with the legend, its nine engravings form a riddle to conjure the devil. The skeptical Corso accepts the assignment and has to fly to Sintra, Portugal, and Paris, France, to contact the owners Victor Fargas and Baroness Kessler and find the genuine exemplar for Balkan. Meanwhile, he asks Bernie to hide the rare book. Before traveling to Europe, the widow Liana Telfer wants to retrieve the book and has sex with Corso, but ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The cigarettes that Liana Telfer smokes are called Black Devils. See more »
When Corso arrives at the lecture, the board downstairs shows "Litterary" instead of Literary. See more »
It's an impressive collection. You have some very rare editions here. Are you sure you want to sell them all?
Old Man's Son:
They're of no use to father. Not anymore. Not since he's been this way. His library was his whole world. Now it's just a painful memory.
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What I like most about this movie, is that there are new things to be
amazed by everytime one sees it. The first time I watch it, I was
captivated by the music ( and Johnny Depp, gotta love him...) I also
really liked the story and most of the actors' performances. The second
time I watched it I started to pick up on the details, like the
engravings, the real purpose of the mystery woman and the excellent
work on the scenery and lightning. Now, I think I have watched it maybe
7 or 8 times, and it keeps getting better and better. This film is
really has a life of it's on, and a life filled with passion, that is.
It really has it's dark moments as well as uplifting ones. Everyone
should see this movie. Unfortunately, I don't think everyone can't or
won't take the time to just sit down and appreciate it. This isn't an
action movie, the latest Hollywood production or one of those romantic
comedies "everybody" love. Sometimes it's kinda slow, but that's part
of it's charm. Great things doesn't have to be rushed, filled with
explosions and have naked women running around with their breast
flip-flopping all over the scene. This is, one brilliant film and those
who doesn't agree just can't understand it.
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