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(182) 7.5 88 min 2018

Inside the fascinating but little-known world of same-sex competitive ballroom dance, HOT TO TROT follows a small international cast of four magnetic men and women, on and off the dance floor, over a four-year period. An immersive character study - and an idiosyncratic attack on bigotry - this rousing, powerful story unfurls with the rhythms and energy of dramatic cinema.

Gail Freedman

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Tuesday, 18 Aug 2020 17:59

I saw this film in 1999 and was deeply moved. I felt it was important that the film is told from the point of view of the children and their parents. This is not the typical narrative approach of children's films. Instead, the director shows how the children are able to see and understand the world around them, through the film. The director uses the use of music and music videos to show the children's images, which is another way to show the children's perspectives. When the children are asked what they want to be when they grow up, they all say, "A teacher." This is a good point to show the children's ability to see what the world is about, and what they see is that teachers are important. The film also shows the children's coping with the situation in which they live. One of the children, "Jack," is a teen who is not popular, and is struggling with a severe mental illness. One day, he is asked by a friend to go to a party and his mother and his sister tell him that if he doesn't get out of the house, they will go to a mental institution. The friend explains to him that the institution is run by the boys who take care of the kids, and the friend says he has a plan. The friend is a teacher, and the plan is to get the boys to a party, then get them into a real school where they can have fun. When the children arrive at the party, they discover that the friends have set up a group to play the game "Tag," which is a game they have never seen before. The kids go to the party and are thrilled. When the boys are in the game, they find out that it is a trap. The girls are at the party, and are devastated when they see that their friend has died. They have to find a way to get the boys back home. This film is a very powerful film, and I think it should be seen by as many people as possible. It is one of the most powerful films I have ever seen, and it should be shown to all schools.
Friday, 26 Jun 2020 13:43

Just watched the DVD, and I'm glad I did. This documentary is about the conflict between the two main trade unions, the International Confederation of Motor-Drivers (ICM), and the Society of Motorists (SGM), which is composed of the workers in the various motor-cars industries, especially in France. The SGM was the main union for the motor-car industry in France in the 1970s, but the ICM has a strong presence in other industries, particularly in construction. The main argument of this documentary is the amount of wages that the workers receive. As a matter of fact, many workers in France have seen their wages decrease during the last years. According to this documentary, these workers don't have much to eat. The documentary presents the views of the workers from the different industries, but also the views of the union leaders. It is interesting to see the workers of the motor-car industry express their feelings, especially about the crisis in the industry, but also about the unions. There are some documentaries that deal with the working conditions in other industries, such as the ones dealing with the coal industry. But these are documentaries that are more about the issues that the workers have with the unions, rather than with the unions. And this documentary is not so much about the unions, but about the working conditions. The most important thing of the documentary is the fact that the workers in France are suffering, and that the unions are to blame for this. This documentary is not only a documentary about the working conditions, but also about the effects of the strikes on the workers' lives. If you are a worker in France, I recommend you to watch this documentary.

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