We see a bare breast of a mother lying in bed next to her baby.
A married woman is having an affair with a widower. He is shown removing her panties as they prepare for sex. A sex scene follows. She is shown in brief full frontal nudity when the man is dressing to leave.
It can be inferred that a father is molesting his teenage daughter.


A naked baby girl is shown breastfeeding. The shot is very discreet.


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


A terrible school bus accident happened in a small town on the side mirror of the United States and Canada, which took the lives of many children. A barrister in New York went to a small town full of pain to try to persuade parents who lost their children to file an outdated complaint. His purpose was something other than money, but he soon found that these parents who lost their children were not as simple as him

“My beauty and sorrow”, I haven’t seen the film starring Liu Ruoying, and I should have heard her song. When I looked at Sarah Polley, the first supporting actress who looked like the girl UMA Thurman, with the picturesque scenery, the lyrics of this song came to my mind. It’s not the melody, it’s the lyrics.

This is unusual for me, because my habit of listening to songs is to pay more attention to melody than lyrics. But when you want to enter a poetic situation and your acceptance of the melody has been completely dominated by the soundtrack of Scottish bagpipes, how can you have another piece of music in your mind? But words do not have this functional limit. Words with similar situations can resonate. So I thought of this song. This is the case in this beautiful and sad film.

What kind of charm does this adapted film have that makes those critical film critics praise it, and even a large part of it gives incredible full marks or almost full marks? Meticulous. This is the most detailed film I have seen recently. Different people face a great disaster – a dozen or twenty children die inexplicably – they face the same sadness, but because everyone has different stories, they deal with it in different ways. The characterization of the role is one of the success of the film.

At the beginning of the film, the car accident had happened, and our leading actor, Stephen, the barrister, was driving to the town where the accident happened, Sam dent. Egoyan used three timelines. The latest one, Stephen, met his daughter Zoe’s friend on the plane packed back to New York, which can be ignored. It’s just to make him the protagonist of the story. The other is the situation of Sam dent before the accident. We see many things that Stephens is unlikely to know. These things are very important to build the character of Sam Dent’s residents.

After arriving at Sam dent, Stephens stayed in a dilapidated motel. A couple who owned it lost their only son in a car accident. He asked them who in the town might accept a case of negligence. Soon we found the fact that everyone in the town had their own problems. The hostess Risa mentioned a person, and the male hostess Wendell immediately pointed out that he or she was an alcoholic, a drug suspect, a thief, had financial difficulties, and had a bad relationship with her husband or wife. Even the three people present have their own problems. Wendell is a semi idle man, and Risa has an affair with Billy, a model citizen in the town in the absence of emotion. Where’s the only outsider, Stephens? We gradually found out that he had a drug addicted daughter like a walking corpse, used syringes and condoms scattered all over the United States, and called back from time to time to blackmail her father. “For us, our children are dead.” Stephens said to Billy.

So we found that Stephens was different from other lawyers and the media who flocked to them when they smelled blood. He’s definitely not here for money. “Anger and helplessness turn you to care about others.” He declared so. Really care? He just used these people to fight a personal jihad against someone, someone, or a group of people who caused the school bus accident, because they may be the people who depraved his daughter, or at least the symbol under the accomplice structure. He and Sam Dent’s townspeople are just allies, not comrades. He said to Billy, “let me guide your anger.” In fact, by doing so, he guided his anger.

Stephens is not the only character in the film with a complex character. Nichole, the future star on the stage, became a wheelchair girl because of a car accident. As a minority survivor, do you think she should feel happy? Listen to her singing Robert Browning’s famous fairy tale poem the Pied Piper of Hamelin and try to find the answer! I’ve never heard a bedside story speak so sweetly. The soundtrack of the film also fits the theme of this fairy tale poem, exudes the melodious atmosphere of Scottish bagpipes (although this is a German fairy tale), and there is a beautiful and mysterious sadness in the air. In the absence of an obvious narrator in the film, this poem becomes a hidden narrator throughout the audience, vaguely but gradually clearly telling you what happened in this town and its impact.

I think everyone has heard this fairy tale. A magical Piper led a mouse into the river to drown with the sound of his flute, but the townspeople didn’t pay him his due reward. Therefore, in order to revenge, he introduced the child into the mountain with the sound of his flute and disappeared from then on. But I don’t remember a lame child who was left behind because he didn’t catch up with the brigade. Nichole is the lame child. For her, the children who died in the car accident are like those who were introduced into the mountains, and have a sweet future (the sweet shoulder, the title comes from this); It was a new, strange land. Her classmates went there, and she was left. Now you don’t think she’ll feel lucky to survive, do you?

This beautiful American girl with a little father complex typically has a little ambiguous incest with her father. Her feelings about this relationship are a little vague in the film. If you go to the original novel, it will be much clearer. But when you saw her father paint the slope for her wheelchair light green, she asked, “can you change it for another color?”, The next time Stephens visits her and is confused about the crimson new paint, you’ll know what major changes have taken place. She always makes you wonder what she really thinks and what she wants; She was one of the top ten surprise candidates of the year. We watch movies from Nichole’s outside and feel her coldness, alienation and uncertainty, but if you go to a novel, you can easily understand why she did it.

Here I only describe the two most representative characters, their inner complexity and struggle; Egoyan did just as well in other roles. I don’t see any underdeveloped role.

The art of mirror operation makes the performance of the film excellent. There is no dazzling effect in photography, nor does it drive the audience to sleep with a boring long lens unlike ordinary realistic films; The shooting of the whole scenery is very poetic. You feel like driving or taking a helicopter to a quiet town in the United States and Canada. Egoyan’s scene of dealing with the accident was quiet: you saw Billy’s face immediately turned to amazement when he was driving behind the school bus, and then the camera turned to Billy’s perspective. You saw the school bus crashing down the guardrail and rushing down the slope. Then the camera turned to Billy. He stopped the truck, walked to the slope and looked down, and then cut back to Billy’s perspective. We saw the school bus skidding on the icy lake Stop, after two seconds, the back of the car broke through the thin ice and sank… There was no expected camera in the car, no child’s frightened face, and no scream. To be honest, I’ve long been tired of the formula of “the terrible struggle before death and finally return to silence” in Hollywood disaster films. It’s smart for egoyan to choose a different way to deal with it.

Of course, Stephen is talking about an accident twenty years ago. He must cut his daughter’s throat if necessary to help her breathe: the left half of the lens is a lovely baby girl’s face, and the right half is a sharp knife with metallic luster. Such a contrast is enough shock. I didn’t mention the impact of this incident on Stephens, but when you see such a scene, you will stop and think about what it means?

In a word, this film faithfully adapted from Russell banks’ novel of the same name is really a film worth seeing. I think many reasons have been mentioned above. If you want to really enjoy the delicacy of the film, you should also read novels. Do you want to see a movie or a novel first? Well, if you watch a movie first, it’s easier to catch what the story is telling; If you read a novel first, the visual image of the film will be stronger. But whether it’s a movie or a novel, I suggest you tidy up your mood and watch it again. This work shows a kind of unaffected elegance, which makes its tragic tone natural and moving. This is certainly an advantage, but if you watch the film with a casual attitude and fast food doctrine, the details of this dish will be completely missed, and then you will say that it is a dead film. Then it’s better to watch Titanic and see the Czech Republic and screw bubble in the sea water at 4 degrees Celsius. Many people cried half to death when they saw this, but others held their stomachs and smiled and bent over. I was one of them. In unexpected spring? Probably not, but you will quietly think about your life and those similar pains and regrets.

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