Lighthearted romance. A man’s wife is reported to be having an affair with a young man. One VERY mildly suggestive comment about another company’s “boxing” practices.
A woman speaks of implied sexual harassment in her previous jobs.


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


With the development of modern society, letters have basically disappeared. Official letters may last for a few years, and a literary genre called love letters has almost been abandoned. In those days, Pushkin, Byron and Wilde sprayed boundless talent and uncontrollable desire on the stationery, gracefully moistened one end of the envelope with the tip of his tongue, carefully dropped a drop of hot red wax, handed it to the servant with wig, and told him to give it to the lovely person who led his soul around his dream, and then what he had to do was, Pour a cup of bitter lonely wine, wait for the echo, wait for the arrival of missing and anxiety that people have nowhere to hide, and annotate love more and more thickly.

The problem of modern people is whether they like to be fast or slow in everything (except in bed). If they can’t lie down in their lover’s ears and say a few sweet words, they are bound to take out their mobile phone,

Press violently like a spasm, and finally click: only send without saving. After a few microseconds (negligible), the mobile phone over there rang on the crotch side, or vibrated violently on the chest. Take out a look: an Hong, I miss you, I miss you, I want to sleep. People will no longer miss, nor is it so-called mysterious, nor do they want to wait. Acquaintances fall in love quickly, lovers fall in love quickly ×, mutually × Then leave quickly, and forget quickly after leaving. It’s better to forget in the Jianghu than to help each other. We respect forgetting and despise waiting.

Model

The reason why the store on the corner is classic is not that some latecomers summoned celebrities such as old Tom and old sweetheart to launch a seemingly miraculous remake that attracts money all over the world, but that although he makes you laugh, cry and be teased, he discusses the essence and defects of love with a flashing plot in the core of the film.

A man and a woman have communicated for a long time and fell in love on paper. They have never met and do not know each other’s real name. They just vaguely “confirm” that the other party is the person they want, the confidant, the destination, the angel made by God to match themselves, and the only confidant in the crowd who can understand their own heart. Although I am a small person in real life (a person who has been unemployed for a long time and just got employed, and a person who has been employed for a long time but is just a shopkeeper), I have been greatly recognized and encouraged by the other party on paper. I am reshaped and rediscovered. Love makes people lose themselves and discover themselves. The significance of communication in the film is obviously the latter. So there is a problem, that is, platonic love will eventually depend on Iijima love. No matter how much they love each other in stationery and how many “love tiger oil” they write in ink, they will eventually meet, see flesh and blood, and finally go to the house, lie down and live like ordinary people. The subtlety of the film is that the two “Plato” actually work in a shop, and they don’t look very well at each other. They often quarrel with each other for chicken feathers or garlic skin, making their faces red or ears red. Clarick is tall and handsome. Unfortunately, he is a little rigid and serious. Novak is small and exquisite, but he is a little self pity and thinks he is beautiful. In the spiritual world, the two build a harmonious society. In the real world, the two staged Palestinian Israeli conflict every day. Of course, this model was used indiscriminately and smelly in later films and plays, but at that time, it was really amazing and awesome. Clearly, it is to use the plot with great dramatic tension to construct a small model of love. The audience overlooks, the director operates the knife, and the on-site anatomy. Together, you can’t help but understand and disagree Finally, there was a time when the two met. Of course, there were all kinds of twists and turns and jokes ahead. Men were still stronger and more sophisticated than women. He knew all the mechanisms (women in a patriarchal society just had to suffer some losses and often had to be manipulated in the dark), so there was a classic test in the history of film:

Clarick: pabkin is a very kind person. I want to congratulate you.

Novak: Thank you. I think he should be charming.

Clarick: Oh, yes, in terms of his shape, I would say, it’s charming.

Novak: can you specify his type?

Clarick: Oh, of course. Don’t try to change him. Don’t let him go on a diet.

Novak: you mean Is he fat?

Clarick: No, that’s just a personal opinion. I think a little belly makes him more at home. That’s the kind of husband you think?

Novak: Oh, yes, that’s what I want.

……..

Novak: he has a good heart anyway. Don’t you think he’s smart?

Clarick: I think he’s a little depressed, but it’s unfair to judge someone when he’s unemployed.

Novak: unemployed? He didn’t tell me.

Clarick: that means he’s very delicate. But you don’t have to worry. He thinks you can live well on your salary alone. He was a little worried when I told him how much money you made, but I think he promised you a raise of $1. He was in a much better mood when he left. Besides, mentioning the bonus won’t do you any harm.

Novak: This is terrible! I’m really angry. I don’t know he worships material so much. If you read his letter, then the idealized and noble point of view… I have a fantasy about him. I think he is perfect.

At this time, there was a very realistic scene. Novak was afraid. The disappointment of the past and the fear of the future caught her at once. What she feared most was now in front of her eyes: the prince turned into a frog. I believe that the audience who laugh in front of many bridge segments will be surprised at this time. I thought it was a romantic comedy, but I didn’t expect it to be a masterpiece of realism. Everyone who has loved or seen others love should feel that fear. “Pabkin” is full of history, art and literature. As a result, he has a corrupt stomach and a mediocre heart, a spiritual Plato and a material poor. Love suddenly becomes fiction, happiness suddenly becomes fantasy, and weak spiritual love is suddenly exposed: a beer belly is fatal enough. What else is more fragile than this? Of course, eventually clarick stood up and said that in fact, the man didn’t have a beer belly, but he might have two circular legs. Novak suddenly realized, relieved, threw himself into his arms and wept with joy. After a symbolic inspection of clarick’s hoop leg, they decided that it was not serious, and then they received a meaningful kiss: the man played with the woman and made it into a fruit, with a sense of achievement; A potential stock in a woman’s hand suddenly fell by the limit and miraculously rose by several boards. The roller coaster stopped at the top of the peak, looking at the small mountains and full of happiness. What else to say? A rapidly converging circle appears on the screen: the end

love

Shi Kang said: at first, it was just two beautiful animals. They tried again and again with young and suspicious snail tentacles until they believed that the other party was the same kind. That was the initial connection. Next, there will always be one party who starts first and knocks the other down with sexual charm. That is to break into dreams with dreams and break fragility… They will fantasize about eternal life together and fight for it. Shi Kang’s words are ruined into a sentence, that is, love and “sexual charm” are so close that it’s hard to part.

Novak unconsciously exaggerated his “sexual charm” in clarick’s communication, in order to match the talent shown in his letter. She imagined that he was not only wise but also handsome, not only knowledgeable but also in great shape. It’s better to have a thin family capital and save the pain of their struggle. Love presents a flawed beauty in Liu bieqian’s films. The defect is that there is no love out of thin air. The hanging garden in Babylon is magnificent, but it is too easy to destroy. It is said that there is such a garden that no one has seen. Spiritual love may also live and die, reaching a climax between the lines. You tell a historical allusion. He tells a literary story, one comes and two goes, heart to heart, and climaxes between letters. Unfortunately, people have not evolved into fully socialized creatures. The physiological significance is only the brain. The reproductive work is handed over to the test tube. Maybe on that day, Plato’s love can really rise up and prove to the world that human beings can finally get the purest love.

Whether in Liu bieqian’s time or in the present moment where you and I live, people’s animal nature is more and more demanding in the cracks of sociality, and love can’t escape from the obscenity of the body. When Novak in the film thinks she is in love, she actually falls in love with her fantasy: a man who is the same outside and inside. She could even feel that the man’s “sexual charm” had penetrated the back of the paper and came into her eyes. In the relationship of love, women are more indulged in fantasy and credulity, and are also easily disappointed and fragile. As a woman, Novak was not afraid to become a sacrifice of love. She fell ill and fell on the bed, longing for the distant letter to continue the dream she had woven for herself. The letter came, filled with compliments to her, “there was light and mystery in her eyes… Lively and fascinating, which reminded me of gypsy music…” she recovered and glowed, I swear that I will be the most hardworking employee tomorrow, can sell the most goods, and also give a lover I have never met a music candy box of our store (the candy box itself is a metaphor. In addition to gold and jade, the scandal among them, the designer thinks he is very smart, but in fact, it is contradictory and useless). The women in Liu bieqian’s films, no matter beautiful or ugly, no matter the size of the role, are always a little pinched and artificial, and always a little self righteous. In fact, they are the weak ones who are teased. I really doubt Liu bieqian’s use of Marguerite Saravan’s heroine takes advantage of her clown nature of being cute and clever to please people.

Clarick, as a man in the film, is much more rational. He expects the woman at the end of the stationery not to be too beautiful or too ugly. He is not blessed to suffer if she is too beautiful, because he admits that he is humble and too ugly, because he is also a man anyway. Before he met a woman, the idea in his heart was not to be disappointed, just unsatisfactory, rather than expecting unrealistic surprises. His practical action is to ask the boss for a raise, because he knows that after passion, they are bound together to make a living. If love is a freehand and wild Impressionist work, marriage is a meticulous painting that must be sketched one by one. This pragmatic style and women’s retreat style compared to Liu bieqian’s mind is very clear.

But Liu bieqian doesn’t think that men are always strong in love relationships. In Liu bieqian’s films, men’s weakness often appears. Whether it’s the shop on the corner or you run away, men always strive to preserve their dignity in love. The boss in the corner shop, maddochak, had a suspicious attack and even fired Clark, who was like his own son. After discovering the truth, he wanted to kill himself. If he failed, he turned into epilepsy and depression. Although he is the father of his employees financially, he is as childish as a baby emotionally. The actor in “you run, I run” gives up the section for the country and the nation and contributes his wife to the country. However, he is not comfortable at all. He makes trouble for his rival in love all the time, even though they are a comrade in arms on the rope.

But I believe what Liu bieqian finally wants to tell us is that love is weak and beautiful. It is flawed but not hidden. Those who frown, those who exhale like orchids, those who initiate small difficulties to attract the attention of their lovers, and those who suffer small harm because of too much love, all make people laugh and move. When we love, our defects are immediately reflected in love. We worry about gain and loss, we are full of suspicion, we grovel, we are headstrong, and we become crooked in front of the mirror of love, because we take this thing too seriously, this thing will not take us seriously, tease us and make fun of us. But we should be kind to love, because this is the best thing a man can do. Liao Yimei said in amber, “because I love you, I’m afraid to die.”. We are unscrupulous because of desire, and we are careful because of love. When Novak was waiting in the cafe with Anna Karenina, when madochuck knew that there was fraud and would still let paibi send 1000 fast money to his wife, when clarick took out a red rose at the end and put it in his collar, we found that those people were ourselves. We would worry about them and we would wring our wrists for them, We will be happy for them, and we will sleep peacefully because of the perfect kiss at the end. Liu bieqian wants us to admit that we are all ordinary people, and our love is weak but glorious.

comedy

People laugh at different points. Some people laugh because actors practice themselves crazily. They belong to the blind of Zhao Benshan and the mentally retarded of Fan Wei. They once brought cheap laughter to the Chinese people, making them feel superior and condescending; Some people will laugh because of the actor’s exaggerated expression and funny action, the iconic hysteria of Jim Carrey and the signboard long smile of Zhou Xingxing, which makes people feel a deformed sense of laughter and amplified passion; Some people will laugh because of something called humor. This kind of thing is meaningful and mellow with endless aftertaste, which can make you laugh again and again. After laughing during the day, they laugh in their dreams, and after laughing, they feel that they have such a new understanding of the world, such as Ma Sanli’s nagging, Chaplin’s shaking, and the store on the corner is also this kind.

Black and white films have one advantage. You can’t study the beautiful scenery on the screen in detail, because the beauty of those scenery is black and white anyway. You can only pay attention to the body and language of the actors. Liu bieqian’s humor obviously belongs to the wilting in his body and language. He is polite on the surface and a little clever in his bones. He makes a small joke and scratches your itch very comfortably. Humor is an attitude towards life, and pleasure in hardship is an attitude towards humor. Most good comedies are a little gray, and the ridicule is mixed with the smell of compassion. None of the characters in the corner store is simple and happy. Everyone lives in a depressed environment and runs for vitality. This gray tone just makes the humor of the film profound and memorable. The submissive pinovich became timid under the heavy pressure of life. He was afraid of losing his job. His wife and two children needed his salary at home. Whenever the boss wanted to listen to his opinions, he immediately shrank his head in his collar and turned his head to hide; Pappy is a little promise of running errands. He is often lazy and likes to take advantage of small advantages, but he is kind-hearted. He was a little elated when he saved madochuck’s life. Being promoted to a teller made him forget himself. The scene of making a phone call in front of everyone was really the director’s ingenuity: Yes, I want a healthy and agile errand runner, aged about 14 or 5. Please be sure to send 4 to 5 children for me to choose The arrogance of small people after gaining power makes people laugh and not contemptible. The audience can understand it and the audience is willing to be considerate.

Liu bieqian’s comedy has both praise and criticism, praise and satire, and has an excellent sense of propriety. Praise not too much, let you feel the loveliness of people, the warmth between hands and feet, the warmth between eyebrows, not greasy and not excessive. While the viewer is happy, he has faith and expectation for the beauty of human nature; Satire is not sharp. Liu bieqian held a ruler in his hand, raised it slightly, dropped it gently, and hit the back of human nature. Everyone may have those shortcomings, and everyone may make those mistakes. He stabbed us, but he didn’t want us to bleed. His satire was not depressed, nor disappointed, but a little sad. Later generations call it Liu bieqian’s touch. The word “touch” is very vivid. He gently knocked on our hearts, and we moved for it.

The end

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