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Old 08-03-04, 02:26 AM   #1
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Has there ever been a film

A true film (no documentary or other) that had no conflict of any form whatsoever?
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Old 08-03-04, 03:09 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-04, 03:34 AM   #3
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There can't be a story without conflict. That includes the Old Man and the Sea.
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Old 08-03-04, 05:01 AM   #4
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Old 08-03-04, 05:02 AM   #5
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Old 08-03-04, 05:26 AM   #6
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I recall My Dinner With Andre being pretty restrained. Other than the scene where the waiter tries to rob them, almost nothing conflicting happens in it.
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Old 08-03-04, 05:46 AM   #7
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I recall My Dinner With Andre being pretty restrained. Other than the scene where the waiter tries to rob them, almost nothing conflicting happens in it.
It's restrained, but the conflict is present throughout. The nature of the conversation between Andre and Wallace is often contrarian and heated.

How about Rocky 3?
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Old 08-03-04, 08:40 AM   #8
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In this installment, the colorful teletubbies have lots of fun. Tinky Winky, Po, La La, and Dipsy blow bubbles, finger paint, unravel a ball of twine, play musical seats, entertain a cloud that has floated indoors, and much more. Lots of messes and silly activities will keep the under-four crowd highly entertained.
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Old 08-03-04, 08:53 AM   #9
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I just watched Before Sunrise the other day and I can't recall any conflict in that one.
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Old 08-03-04, 08:53 AM   #10
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Ah yes, that timeless classic! But as the honorable Jerry Falwell would point out, throughout the entire movie there is the inner conflict brewing in Tinky Winky regarding his repressed sexuality.

In serious reply to the question, I'm sure there are probably quite a few comedies and otherwise that didn't have any prominent conflict involved. I've never seen a Cheech and Chong movie, but I picture something along those lines. An off-the wall film is about the only place I could picture there being any complete lack of conflict.

If by "true film" you exclude zany movies without much of a plot, then probably not. There have to be at least a couple, but they were probably so forgettable with the abscence of conflict that no one here would remember them.
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Old 08-03-04, 09:36 AM   #11
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I just watched Before Sunrise the other day and I can't recall any conflict in that one.
Man vs. Self - Should Julie Delpy get off the train and spend the day with the American stranger?

Man vs. Man - Convincing the bartender to sell them a bottle of wine at a discount

Man vs. Nature - We only have one day to spend with each other. Let's make the most of it! We're history before sunrise!
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Old 08-03-04, 09:38 AM   #12
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My chief complaint with Il Postino is that there's no conflict. Everything the protagonist sets out to do, he does with no problem or obstacles whatsoever.
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Old 08-03-04, 10:50 AM   #13
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Return of the Jedi?

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Old 08-03-04, 10:35 PM   #14
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I get a stomach ache just watching that one.

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Old 08-04-04, 12:41 AM   #15
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Old 08-04-04, 01:07 AM   #16
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Old 08-04-04, 11:08 AM   #17
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The closest I can think of:

My Dinner with Andre
Orgy of the Dead
Waking Life
Swimming to Cambodia
Blue (Jarman)
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The Phantom of Liberty
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Old 08-04-04, 12:35 PM   #18
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Empire by Andy Warhol. It's just an eight-hour shot of a building.
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Old 08-04-04, 01:35 PM   #19
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Empire by Andy Warhol. It's just an eight-hour shot of a building.
The building hates the sidewalk.
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Old 08-04-04, 05:23 PM   #20
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My chief complaint with Il Postino is that there's no conflict. Everything the protagonist sets out to do, he does with no problem or obstacles whatsoever.
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Until he gets killed, of course.
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Old 01-16-05, 01:54 AM   #21
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So all we have is Empire?!

I think even that is conflicting in itself, the very name Empire has conflict growing out of it and around it.
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Old 01-16-05, 02:14 AM   #22
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So all we have is Empire?!

I think even that is conflicting in itself, the very name Empire has conflict growing out of it and around it.
Since Empire has no plot, I would have a hard time calling it a "true film," as you specified in your original post, so I doubt it could qualify (I assume by true film you mean a movie with a plot and characters).

I think the closest thing to a conflict-less film is Il Postino.
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Old 01-16-05, 02:34 AM   #23
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Nazis, Captain Von Trapp vs. Maria, the kids against Maria at the beginning, etc.
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Old 01-16-05, 02:57 AM   #24
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The Gods Must Be Crazy unless you count Man vs. Coke bottle conflict.
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