A man tells the detective of how his wife has been cheating on him and of how he will be marrying another once his divorce is behind him.


A woman is wearing a dress that reveals some cleavage.
A man is reading a book, and another man asks if the book is about sex.


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


I saw it on TV a long time ago, and I can always hear my mother say how the old film turned out. Like the Yellow Handkerchief of happiness, I was familiar with these so-called old films translated and dubbed in those years, but I didn’t understand their meaning.

If I don’t pay attention to the director Sidney Lumet, just on the surface, it’s just a star studded blockbuster. It’s bound to talk about the original author Agatha Christie. However, I must notice now that the director is Lumet, so the taste of the film suddenly changed.

For ordinary viewers, the 12 passengers and flight attendants on the Oriental Express conspired to revenge a heinous villain. They would be relieved at the end. I also saw some comments that the screenwriter had many loopholes, and the film did not provide conclusive evidence that the murdered person was the mastermind of the kidnapping. But I don’t think these are the key points that director Lumet wants to express.

Throughout many films directed by Lumet, the theme is always one – the conflict between individuals and groups. I think the Oriental Express murder should not be an exception. What makes me feel fresh is that director Lumet abandoned the realism style this time.

Even if the victims deserve it, the 12 person murder group is just fighting violence with violence. This is not in line with the law of a society ruled by law. The big detective had a deep insight into the whole case, but in the end he had to leave silently.

This is not a contest between justice and injustice, justice and injustice, but a contest between individuals and groups. The detective knew that he was powerless to fight the murder group. After that, the Yugoslav police intervened. In order to facilitate and save trouble, they will inevitably deal with it according to a simple scheme. The more reason for the police to be lazy is that the victims deserve what they deserve. A wise and shrewd detective, based on the principle of truth and justice, can only face individual sadness at this time.

As Le Pen said in the mob: under the effect of conceptual simplification, those who hold the spirit of doubt and believe that it is very difficult to find “deterministic truth” in political and social issues, especially those who are used to explaining problems by reasoning and discussion, have no position in the group; When facing the excited crowd, he will feel pale and powerless, because he realizes that what he wants to fight against is not only a wrong behavior, but also the “power of the majority”, as well as the paranoid attitude when implementing this behavior. We can better understand that the so-called professional elite, no matter how intelligent they are, will feel very pedantic and boring in the face of groups dazzled by empty ideas.

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