Though there is the implication–perhaps somewhat more than an implication–that many people (unmarried or married but never to each other) have sex throughout the movie, there are no actual sex scenes, and the only nudity is a shot of a woman breastfeeding a baby.


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


The film tells the story of an illegitimate child. An English squire came home from London and found a baby boy in his bed. The squire found the baby boy’s mother, fired her and adopted the baby boy. When the baby boy grew up, he became a leading actor. He often mixed with a farmgirl. One day, the squire’s house and his neighbor’s house went hunting. The hero saved the heroine driving a startled horse. Therefore, the hero and heroine are together every day, and the relationship develops rapidly. The squire and his sister suddenly had a car accident. His sister died on the spot, and the squire’s life was lost. Everyone was very sad. The squire said his will before his death: all the property was inherited by his nephew. The hero had only a small amount of cash every year. His nephew and two teachers were very happy after listening to it. However, the squire soon recovered his health, which made the hero very happy and drunk. At this time, my nephew and the two teachers were not happy. They secretly found that the drunken hero had a private meeting with the peasant woman, but they did not immediately tell the squire about it. At this time, the neighbor’s owner’s sister came to propose marriage and hoped that the heroine would marry her nephew. Both families agreed, but the heroine died and refused, so her father had to lock her up. In order to successfully marry back the heroine, my nephew added fuel to the private meeting between the heroine and the farmgirl. The squire was so disappointed that he had to let the hero leave home and work in London. So the hero began an adventure. The hero first fooled around with a group of soldiers, was knocked unconscious and lost his wallet. Then the hero saved a beautiful middle-aged woman. At the same time, with the help of the maid, the heroine fled her father’s castle and rode to find the hero. On the way, the heroine met her cousin who avoided her husband, and then they walked together. Late at night, the hero had an affair with the woman he saved in the room, but was disturbed by the husband who came to look for his cousin. At the same time, the heroine was disappointed to learn that the hero was hanging out with women. The heroine’s father also rushed over at this time, and everyone was in a mess. Then, the heroine and her cousin left first, the hero followed closely, and the father followed. On the way, the hero met an unlucky old man who robbed him, but he was soon subdued by the hero. It turned out that this man was the barber of the squire and was kicked out for his own sake. In this way, the two walked together and stayed in the hotel of the neighbor’s old servant. In order to see the heroine, the hero goes to the woman’s house where the heroine stays every day, which makes the woman interested in the heroine. The hero couldn’t stand the temptation and the two had a relationship. At the same time, the heroine was being pursued by an old man, but suddenly found that the hero appeared. She was very angry and asked him not to see her again. In order to occupy the hero, the woman let the old man bow hard and win the heroine in one fell swoop. However, when the old man acted, the heroine’s father arrived in time. Eager to get rid of the woman, the hero proposed to her and let the heroine know about it. The heroine left a message for the hero and decided to forget him. The hero is very frustrated. When he goes to seek help, he is found by the man who wants to find his wife. They had a scuffle in the street, and the hero accidentally killed the man. The passers-by in the street immediately identified the hero as the murderer. It turned out that they were hired by their nephew. The hero was soon sentenced to death. Only the old man was trying to help him. Then, the old man found the middle-aged woman saved by the hero and told the story. So the middle-aged woman went to the squire alone and said something. Then the squire met the neighbor’s owner and told him that the hero was the illegitimate son of her sister and the real heir. Finally, the neighbor’s owner saved the hero who was about to be beheaded, and then the hero and heroine were happy together.

This film is a unique style film, some similar to Python and the Holy Grail and Brian’s life, but it has a traditional story framework. Therefore, this film can be understood as a somewhat traditional nonsense film. As for the theme of the film, it is the “main melody” of European and American films: Justice defeats evil, and evil can never win right!

There are many classic passages in the traditional story of this film. For example, the emergence of illegitimate children, the relationship with the neighbor’s daughter, the runaway of the neighbor’s daughter, the duel in the streets of London, and so on. These stories always seem familiar. This made me look very happy after reading countless films, especially in the hour after the film, it was full of surprises and almost finished with a smile. Therefore, the film’s borrowing and spoofing of traditional stories is a major advantage of the film. In contrast to the more conventional bridge section, give it a new connotation, which is impossible for ordinary films! Of course, the spoof in this film is limited and not as subversive as Monty Python.

The funny way of this film is British. In my opinion, it exaggerates the expansion of contradictions and conflicts. For example, the evil of the squire’s nephew and teacher trio, the debauchery of peasant women, the purity of neighbor women, and the hypocrisy of London nobles, etc. Through these characters and stories, we can see that the film completely masks them, one by one corresponding to characters like fairy tales. For example, nephews symbolize evil relatives, neighbors are childhood lovers, and squires are good people who are easy to be deceived. Of course, the most prominent character in this film is the hero. He is kind, generous and brave. In addition to being unable to withstand temptation, he is a typical image of prince charming. It is this kind of bright prince charming who makes us laugh and understand that light will always win, but the road is bumpy. In short, the film greatly expands the plot contradiction through the way of character Facebook, which not only makes the film funny, but also deepens the theme of the film.

The film is also excellent in shooting. The most obvious thing is that this film tells a story, tells a fairy tale in general, and there will be a “protagonist” in the narration, which is very interesting. In addition to the humorous narration, the film editing, structure and so on are very fast and sharp. This is because the director uses a very unique way of narration, such as fast shots, narrow circles highlighting characters, subtitles and pictures omitting dialogue, and so on. These shooting methods let the audience enjoy the film with a hearty pleasure! A film with such a fast narrative rhythm as this film is rarely seen even in contemporary films, not to mention the 1960s?. Also to mention, the music of this film is very excellent. It uses humorous and funny tunes to create a funny and absurd atmosphere of the film, which is extremely impressive. Another scene in the film impressed me deeply, that is, the paragraph where the hero had dinner with a middle-aged woman, which was too debauchery! It can be made like this at dinner. The director of this film is really a genius.

The actors in this film are excellent. The actor is Albert Finney. I’ve seen him in big fish. In this film, he is young and handsome, and indeed has the capital to attract women. The heroine is Susan NAH York, with a popular face of European and American women, which makes me always confuse her with Julie Christie. Generally speaking, the exaggerated performance of the actors in this film is an essential part of the success of the film. The British actors are really amazing.

To sum up. This is a film that surprises me. The plot, characters, theme and shooting method are excellent, and the laugh points are very rich. It can be said that this film is a masterpiece. It deserves to win the Oscar for best film. Unfortunately, too few people know about this film. The film itself has a pity – its picture quality is too bad! It’s a pity that such a good film can’t produce a BluRay repair version.

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