El calor, el sol y las ondulaciones de la arena hacen que los espejismos y alucinaciones jueguen con la conciencia humana ¿Qué tan cerca de la muerte tienes que estar para enamorarte perdidamente de aquella persona que te acompaña en el final? Varias historias se cruzan y se mezclan en esta historia llena de altibajos y giros inesperados. La música es lo podría denominarse clásica pero efectiva para el cine!
Sebagai sebuah filem adaptasi yang memahami struktur dan membelah misteri, ini sebuah adikarya yang perlu. Epik secara skop dengan sentuhan ala David Lean dengan paparan penceritaan lampau-sekarang yang moden, seperti sebuah mainan susun pasang yang mengimbau pecahan sempadan, dalam cinta dan perhubungan.
I remember David Foster Wallace got asked about this movie in an interview with Charlie Rose just when it came out. I could see that this was the last question he wanted asked, because it put him in a jam where he knew that the movie is objectively good, though he didn't like it for very good reasons. I can't say I liked it either. It isn't made for people like me, but for the people it's made for it's a masterpiece.
There was an episode of "Seinfeld" where Elaine complained about how boring it all was - and I have to agree on that opinion if you look for action and much drama. It is a slowly paced and somewhat predictable, but I liked that it tries to be a David Lean film even if it doesn't always work but the acting is good, cinematography superb and music lovely.
I recently watched this movie again, after many years since my first viewing. I found it even more powerful. In its unstated way it draws powerful parallels between the ownership of women's bodies and colonialism, together with its message of seeing beyond nationalities. From its strong cast to its haunting music, it captures loss in all its heartbreak and stays with you a long time.
Anthony Minghella delivered a stunning epic that was on a par with David Lean's greatest works. This is an epic that will break your heart and Ralph Fiennes and Kristen Scott Thomas are electric together. Juliette Binoche is also one of the most beautiful and talented actresses to ever grace the screen.