sabato 6 aprile 2019

Abandoned (Torzók) - Árpád Sopsits

siamo in Ungheria, dopo la giera, in un collegio per bambini da (ri)educare.
i dirigenti-aguzzini sono degli psicopatici e i bambini riescono a sopravvivere e poi a fuggire.
i bambini attori sono bravissimi.
un film da non perdere - Ismaele

QUI il film completo, con sottotitoli in inglese

This movie is about the beauty of childhood, the beauty of innocence. On the same time it;s about the hatred of the director, the despair of a teacher and the ending of most hope. It seems to be a reflection on good and evil. It's a bit the same like a dictatorship, it works the same way. It is usually invisable to people who are not closely connected/affected by it

The quality of the movie is great, the music fits extraordinary well. But it's not happy at all...

Abandoned is a harrowing film. It is set in 1960 in an orphanage in the countryside of Hungary. The people in charge of the orphanage are oppressive, using punishment as a weapon. There are also suggestions of sexual abuse as well as physical.

The film focuses on a young boy who is orphaned and sent to the institution. The film focuses on a group of the boys there, on some of the teachers, most of the staff unsympathetic except for a teacher who is in trouble with the authorities and encourages the boys to think about astronomy, the stars and subjects beyond their oppressive situation. There is a sympathetic young woman also on the staff.

The film is graphic in its presentation of the children’s lives, their punishments – and their ultimate escape and the death of the boy in a frozen river.

The film is obviously an allegory of Hungary during the 1950s, especially with the aftermath of the Hungarian uprising in 1956. The film also has some themes which take the screenplay into the realms of philosophy and theology – issues of prayer, the nature of God, suffering and whether God hears prayers or whether God, if God exists, is deaf to the prayers of those who feel abandoned.

The film won the prize of the Ecumenical Jury in Montreal, 2001, where it also won the main prize…

Scene di vita in un riformatorio nell’Ungheria comunista tra sofferenze e crudeltà. Il film ha una buona intensità, ma forse eccede (?) nella cupezza (anche visiva): d’altra parte più della descrizione di un ambiente il regista (l’opera è in parte autobiografica) lavora sui rimbalzi emotivi e le deformazioni nella mente del protagonista. Gran parte della riuscita del lavoro sta proprio negli occhioni del ragazzino abbandonato (dal padre? da Dio? dall’amichetto?), che osservano sgomenti la realtà in cui si trova incolpevolmente proiettato.

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