Intet mindre end fantastisk!

king_george_viJeg har set film her til morgen, og som før nævnt, er jeg også her langt bagud. Kongens Store Tale eller The King’s Speech (2010) var morgenens underholdning. Jeg talte med en veninde om den forleden, og hun fortalte den kom på TV, hvorefter jeg selvfølgelig optog den.

Jeg har egentlig ikke haft den som en stor prioritet, og når jeg ville se den, var det fordi ikke mindst, den er brittisk og den er med colin Firth og Helen Bonham-Carter, som jeg begge holder af. Så jeg havde absolut ingen forventninger til den som sådan, selvom jeg er klar over, at den er Oscarvinder. Eftersom den blev delt ud samme nat i USA, var det meget passende at vise den.

Jeg må sige, jeg tog helt fejl, når jeg ingen forventninger havde. Det er en fantastisk film! Velspillet, velfotograferet og i det hele taget bare en skøn film der i den grad har fortjent sine hele 3 Oscars:

Best Actor -Colin Firth

Best Director – Tom Hooper

Best Original Screenplay – David Seidler

Meget kort, så handler filmen om, hvordan Kong George VI bliver hjulpet med sin stammen af sin taleterapeut Lionel Lodge, så han kan holde tale til folket, da han pludselig står og skal være konge efter sin fars død og sin brors abdikation. Oveni alting kommer England så også i krig med Tyskland.

Jeg vil ikke sige mere om filmen, andet end – se den! Det skulle undre mig, om du fortryder det.


Revenge and forgiveness

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People who know me are also aware that Danish film and me are not very good friends. Far from it. Normally I tend to avoid Danish film, like the plauge. And why is that exsactly? Well I’ve asked myself the same question. Mostly because I don’t think the acting is good enough and then there is the tendency that the 5 same actors are in the lead again and again.

And honestly. Although Mads Mikkelsen is a nice looking guy, who does a decent act for the most parts, using him all the time gets tirering. To me anyway. There is very few Danish film, that I like, and I think deserve praise, but if I find reason to praise I’m the first to say so. And that’s not only around films, which I hope my surroundings feel too.

Then I saw the film this morning. For Christmas I got an impressive amount of DVD’s and also some CD’s. Som had to be changed to something else. Som of it was returned and changed into “In A Better World” (2010). It was with some nervousness I did that, but I thought that a Danish Oscar winning film, had to be worthy to to be on my shelve and I hadn’t seen it.

Now I’ve seen it and wow, I’m impressed. As in touched, moved, chocked, repelled and at the same time I can relate to the situations because we all have been if not this far out, so at least felt a touch of the things that are going on here. It’s about forgiveness, the lack of, revenge, grieve, anger, disgust and love.

I don’t want to go into the story too much, or at least I don’t want to reveal what the “plot” is. And if you haven’t seen it, then don’t read too much about it, but let yourself be surprised and thrilled and let it leave you thoughtful as it has me.

To me there’s no doubt that Susanne Bier, has more than deserved her Oscar. The story is masterly told, and has several stories aligned about the human nature.

The story is in short that we follow two Danish families whos lives are intertwined by several events. I can hardly say more without reavealing too much. Both are well of families in a socalled nice inviroment where everything is in place, but beneath the surface there are “cracks in the varnish”. .

Exsactly that is why I’m asking you, if you’ve been in a situation, where you wanted revenge, and even taken it, in a more serious way? We’ve properly all thought about it, but there is mostly a far cry from thought to action.

If you haven’t seen the film, it’s now you leave, as I’m now entering some subjects that are taken up in the film!

Would you have treated Big Man?

Do you understand the other recidents in the refuge camp, when they (presumeably) kill him afterwards?

And do you think it’s common that we get distanced towards our loved ones to this degree, not least if we are in a crises ourselves?

Please tell me your thoughts about revenge and forgiveness! Personally I belive that forgiveness is one of the most important things both for yourself but also for the ones, you have to forgive. Share your thoughts!