• Sex is discussed in several scenes. The two main characters are later seen in bed; sex is implied.
  • There is a nude painting that depicts rape scene from mythology. No details are shown though.
  • Harold sits in bed shirtless smiling. He is in bed with Maude, however it is unsure whether or not she is wearing any clothes. It is implied that something had happened at night. Later, Harold and Maude kiss for a few seconds.

Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


Under the absurd appearance of the film, there are actually many ideological views. To be frank, the film wants to try to break the disciplined outlook on life.

There are several details that are easy to notice:

1. The crazy and lively old woman of nearly 80 is a Jew who once narrowly escaped death in the Nazi concentration camp, which can be seen from the digital mark on her arm. For such a person, she has experienced the disaster of approaching death, and her outlook on life will be rebuilt because of this experience. Her contempt for many rules comes from her desire for the true meaning of life.

2. The work of the three blind dates introduced by his mother includes the following factors: the first is politics (major in current politics and Home Economics), the second is economy (handling invoices), and the third is culture (actor).

The first girl who represents politics, you can see from him that politics is a gossip interest of three aunts and six women. This serious topic suddenly becomes very boring. It seems that playing politics and caring about politics is no different from being interested in gossip.

The second girl who represents the economy, you can see the epitome of all people engaged in business activities talking on the scene from the affectation of apparent pride and self boasting. The feeling that I want to sneer in my heart when I see such words.

The third girl representing culture is an actor. She was not frightened by the teenager’s suicide performance, but performed with him, so her performance subverted the first two girls. But she left anyway. Why? Take a look at her exaggerated performance in the music room. That’s a mask of her exaggerated performance of the love and vanity of people in the literary and artistic circles. If you touch such people, you can resonate in the film. Because of their incomparable hypocrisy, not only that, they always want to attract your attention. In fact, they are extremely selfish people. Although they are engaged in culture and literature, they are more obsessed with the situation than others.

The three girls here represent not only themselves, but also the satire of the people who made the film about politics, economy and culture, and the satire of the existence of these meanings.

3. The opening song and closing song of the film are the same song, and this song also runs through the film. It expresses the center of the film. The main idea of the lyrics is that there are thousands of roads in the world. You can take whatever road you want and whenever you want. It tells us that how people want to live is their own business. As long as you want to do so, you can do it alive. Whether you are young or old, it doesn’t prevent you from facing life and choosing the life you want.

4. The old woman said something that resonated with me very much, that is, don’t care too much about what others think of you. Everyone can do something stupid to entertain themselves. Like this, the old woman also said a lot. For example, if you want to live a really interesting life, you must break morality. So the young man who listened to these words was fascinated and his eyes were shining. The old woman is accused of stealing a car. In fact, she drives other people’s cars on the road every time she goes out. This behavior certainly seems illegal, but we all know that the old woman has no intention of taking other people’s cars for herself. She never wants to take anything for herself, She said she did this to remind others that you don’t really have anything. Nothing belongs to you. It’s like the little tree, the car, the axe, the best gift the old man has received over the years (the teenager gave the old man a game coin, and she threw it into the water). You should remember that nothing is yours when you live and die. You come and go naked. The meaning and value of life does not lie in these external worldly things at all.

5. The old woman stored smells, such as the smell of snow on so and so Avenue. She collected them in cans and made a strange device to emit the smell. The old woman also explored the sense of touch. The strange wooden products vividly remind people of a woman, and the hole in the middle can even make people feel that it is the hole in a woman, but in fact, there is a huge gap between it and women. But the old woman asked the boy to caress it. When the boy caressed the wooden product, his breath became thicker and thicker. When he buried his head in the hole, it was clearly a sexual pleasure. If you can have sex with wood, so can the old woman with sagging breasts and wrinkled skin. When a teenager looks at an 80 year old woman, we can see a so-called cross love of growing old together, that is, when she is so old, I still love her, as if her age is not a problem at all. She is a woman, and a woman must be from childhood to old age. In such a process, whether you meet her in old age or in youth, she is the same woman. From the old woman’s feeling of looking at teenagers, we can see that the old woman has rejuvenated. We will feel that the old woman is a naughty little girl, which is no longer meaningful in the middle age of love and life and death.

6. The young man’s uncle was an American soldier who had participated in the war against Germany. His great achievements and warm-blooded patriotism led to an absurd wrong conclusion in the young man’s war that we like to kill. So this corresponds to another conversation of the old woman, that is, the country, the nation, patriotism and so on are bullshit. She used to fight and participate in demonstrations for the grand concepts of rights, justice and freedom, but now she uses her small personal way to change what she can change. Whether it is German, American or Jewish, what country or King does it matter? The suffering old woman, with the great contrast between bereavement and national bereavement, from court life to concentration camp life, from the Nazi killing and abuse of Jews to the war between American soldiers and German soldiers, satirizes that war is an inhuman abnormal thing caused by this meaningless classification of the country.

The whole story takes the acquaintance and love between teenagers and old women as the absurd appearance. In essence, it wants to express that it goes beyond all kinds of serious and grand social problems of politics, economy, culture and military, and returns to the smallest but deepest belief level of how people spend their life.

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