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Our Home: The Astral City

2010 1h 42m Drama List
Reviews 68% Audience Score 50+ Ratings A deceased doctor (Renato Prieto) is taken out of purgatory and brought to a spirit colony, where he learns about the afterlife. Read More Read Less

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Madhavi P Spectacular cinematic experience, the the mere speculation that is so out of the box in this film makes it an must see. Many may not agree with messages shown in this film however that is one of the many beauties of this film. Hoewever a more heartful attitude from the characters would've truly giving Nosso lar the representation it deserves. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 06/05/24 Full Review Pedro O O filme passa uma mensagem incrível, ainda mais para quem é adepto da doutrina espírita pode enxergar o DNA instalado em todo o filme. Bem direto,claro e preciso ! Recomendo assistirem para realizarem uma auto reflexão moral e espiritual. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/24 Full Review Ilson Simão S Dentro do que é proposto, entregam bem Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/24 Full Review James H A simple-minded new-age allegorical after-death speculative vision of ignorant superstition. It should appeal to many people. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Let's start by stating the obvious: Astral City offers a rather poor cinematic experience. The overall quality of this product is that of a high-end soap opera with good visual effects. Writing, acting, and direction are naive in a way that will be obvious to anyone, except those who are heavily invested in spirituality and are easily impressed by any relevant work. The movie has not much artistic merit. However, I have to acknowledge that while better-made movies about the afterlife (e.g. What Dreams May Come) succeed in entertaining me, they fail to elicit the same level of soul-searching and spiritual curiosity of this B-movie. I am sceptic by character and very hard to impress or persuade, and of course I don't believe that the book on which this movie is based was actually psychographed, yet I find the ideas of cyclic reincarnation, spiritual healing and spiritual elevation insightful and worthy of research, especially for Western audiences who may not have had much exposure to them. Something I didn't like about the theology in this movie (and presumably the book if I were to read it), which is maybe stemming from the culture in which it was produced, is that the astral city is organised as a powerful bureaucracy which micro-manages every aspect of your (after)life, to the extent that in order to make meaningful progress in your spiritual path, you have to go to a public building and queue (yes!) to talk to some patronising government official. I am British and have no particular sympathy for the libertarian extremists in the US, but I dread the idea of my afterlife being ruled by a celestial bureaucracy where good deeds can be effectively spent as a currency to access government-supplied benefits. I hope that is not what afterlife looks like: possibly, it is just the utopia of a "fair" bureaucracy conceived by someone who is fed up with corrupt governments and institutions here on Earth. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Even if this may be an appealing afterlife drama with nice visuals and elegant scene transitions, it is also unfortunately marred by weak performances and constant moralizing. Besides, we can hardly see the reasons that compel the protagonist to change so much along the story. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A deceased doctor (Renato Prieto) is taken out of purgatory and brought to a spirit colony, where he learns about the afterlife.
Director
Wagner de Assis
Screenwriter
Wagner de Assis
Production Co
Globo Filmes, Cinética Filmes e Produções, Migdal Filmes
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Portuguese (Brazil)
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 29, 2016
Runtime
1h 42m
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