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There is something wrong with this production, and I will return to that later. The praise heaped on it is mostly warranted, except for the performance of Keira Knightly, who poses her way through the film. The Dunkirk beach shot is ingenious and worth the price of admission alone. Not having read about the plot in advance, I was sandbagged by the change of narrative position near the end. There are many movies which tell the story from a number of perspectives, in the Rashomon tradition, or with time shifts like Memento, but the shift in this one seems just too arbitrary. With only the one shift, I almost felt as if they had given the story to a sociopath without warning us that there was one in the room. What personality disorder would you assign to a character who opens mail, gossips about the content, gives false testimony with the result of destroying lives, only to reassemble a published fabrication decades later in a self-exculpatory manner?
|6/10||eql@ - 38 reviews|
26.12.2007 - age: 50+
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