Two penis references are made and a few random references to teddy bears sucking at a nipple. All these are brief and not sexual.


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


To talk about the origin of tuberculosis film, I can push it to the unique song team in ancient Greek drama. The singing of the song team on the stage originally carried on the poetry before the emergence of ancient Greek drama, but in the fifth century BC, Aeschylus increased the actors to two, and the drama conflict occurred. Sophocles made more efforts to increase the actors to three. His personality and spear and shield were highlighted, but the poor song team had to move from the central position to the outside, Reduced to a neat song between scenes. The singing “chatter” is awe inspiring or painful, and the Trinity sings the heart of the author, characters and audience.

Louis Mahler, who had to leave France because of the production of Lacombe Lucien, may have reflected for a long time and wanted to talk to the world in 1981. However, instead of taking out an unworthy novel, he made a dinner with Andre. The film has almost no plot, but two old friends met for dinner, There are a surprising number of film dialogues. Apart from a few monologues at the beginning and end of the film, the conversation between you and me runs through.

The film begins with Wally, played by Wallace Sean. As a veteran stage actor, Wallace Sean, who looks like a cute clown, probably specializes in talking in movies. He also appears in Woody Allen’s films, and his chatty character is beyond doubt. Wally’s inner monologue explains his own characteristics in a few words. Mixed in the performing arts circle, he started as a screenwriter, and no one performed the dramas he made up; He had to be an actor himself, and as a result, no one wanted him. When he was young, he had money and leisure, lived a comfortable life, like an aristocrat, and art and music were the world; Now he is thirty-five years old, his career is stagnant, his life is difficult, and he has really become a proletariat in body and soul.

Different from Wally’s crawling ground hit by real life, his friend Andre seems to stand in the clouds forever, leisurely in his ideal life. Andre is thin and thin. Outwardly, he looks a bit like a fairy. He used to be an avant-garde director and a star in the drama industry. What’s more, he has a happy family in the chaotic performing arts circle. Later, he put down his career and left his family for a trip. Andre’s behavior was puzzling, and Louis Mahler revealed the answer with only one small thing. Andre cried after watching Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, because there is a typical Wen Qing’s confession in the play: I can always live in my artistic life, but I can’t live in my real life.

Andre’s story occupies the first half of the film. It should be said that the scale of shaping this character is very difficult to grasp. Because in the eyes of ordinary people, successful people are always poor people who wear masks. Once they get away from the secular world and return to nature, they either pretend and pretend like a rich man who is used to eating delicacies and suddenly wants to change some vegetables and tofu, or try every means to write God’s words and recreate legends for their own life. Fortunately, the careful arrangement of the script and the deep skills of the actors avoid making Andre superficial in his words, and show the courage and hardships of pursuing his true self behind his sincere words. He first went to the forests of Poland to rehearse a new play. The theme of the play is “one self”. In short, it is to let people be themselves on the stage. After the end of the play, Andre’s appearance was so haggard that people thought he had just left the battlefield, but he realized what real life is like a baptism. Next, Andre talked about a series of coincidences about the little prince. Although it is mysterious and makes people smack, he is like encountering divine enlightenment. The universe and the world are no longer pure physics and numbers for him, but have moral and mission, making the newly discovered “self” full of meaning.

When Andre returned to New York, he found that people were just living like a machine without will. The gathering of friends is just empty talk. Boring words are like greasy oil with ugly spots on the water, but they can’t immerse themselves in each other’s hearts and give care; Greetings from acquaintances are more like skimming over the surface, laughing at the appearance, and really knowing each other heart to heart will always lose the excitement of yellow jokes and anecdotes; People make a fuss with their own life abacus. They work hard for the small profits not far away, sink into their inherent habits without resistance, always only see the local truth related to their identity and status, and lose their perception and Reflection on the whole world. The so-called life is just the reconstruction of another concentration camp. Andre’s conversation is mixed with an unreliable story, which can be used as an annotation of his true cognition: a millionaire likes to eat chicken, so she eats chicken every day and lives happily every day, resulting in lack of nutrition and starvation! Therefore, we can’t clearly recognize ourselves. Even if we are happy, we are like walking corpses.

Andre talked until there was little left of the big meal. Dessert is coming, Wally’s little people who are struggling in real life can get on the stage and raise their voice. Maybe in the eyes of the director, real life is just the leftover material behind the grand ideal. Successful people or gifted geeks go back to the source and clarify the truth of life. It is understandable that the rich have the financial resources and confidence to sit on the sidelines of life, while the talented and different people laugh at the mediocrity of all living beings by virtue of their talent. However, ordinary people’s rigid life day after day also contains unspeakable difficulties and powerlessness. As soon as Wally made a sound, he dragged the audience back to the flat ground from the empty space of eighteen thousand miles. His conversation was straightforward and full of smoke and anger, that is, he turned over and over the “clothing, food, housing and transportation”. Bills, checks, rents, coffee and friends are usually like my mother’s chattering at home, and even summing up her speeches. It’s not easy for people to live. The implication is that not everyone can reach Andre’s height. Most people can only give up climbing Everest and stay in place in order to survive in the world because of their insufficient qualification or ability.

But don’t think that ordinary people who only take ordinary roads don’t know Mount Everest. On the dessert table, Wally followed Andre’s conversation rhythm to discuss the impact of the prosperity of science on the disenchantment of the whole world, and indirectly refuted Andre’s redemption plan to give God the world’s affairs. The coincidence between the little prince and Andre’s life may be just a blind joke. The laws of the universe and nature can be reduced to a pile of formulas and numbers, not to guide our lives. We are no longer living in an era when we no longer send warships because of the fall of turtles. Since we cannot return to the world ruled by the gods, our existence is only existence, and what is left is only different choices. Wally’s talk has an existential perspective, and finally raised Heidegger’s name. Whether it is misreading or wonderful solution, we see the efforts of ordinary people at the moment when the film is about to end. There is no winner or loser in this conversation. Andre’s ideal giant who changes the world can give birth to such a freak as Hitler. Wally’s pursuit of reality based mutual tolerance and communication can open up a world of great harmony.

This film, which is almost all about eating and talking, has been made for three months, which shows the director’s hard work. Mediocrity is like me. I understand it wishfully as a dialogue between me and another’s own soul, that is, face-to-face conversation between myself in real life and myself in my ideal. For example, Wally has been avoiding this dinner for several years. He didn’t go to the appointment until he can’t avoid it. In reality, he can’t face his ideal because of his miserable life. The adoption of ostrich policy is probably encountered by all people struggling with reality and ideal. The kind Louis Mahler was not sharp in the end. It was comforting to leave a happy ending. I and my dinner, even if I wake up after dinner, I have to say goodbye to the ideal, at least the idealists pay for it.

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