Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Went to see 'The reader' tonight. It was a powerful film, starring Kate Winslett, David Kross and Ralph Fiennes. It was heavy. Not sure what it was trying to say. I do have a strong interest in the Second World War and what led the German nation to follow Hitler in the 1930s. How could any nation stand aside (unknowingly?) as its Government slaughtered millions of innocent people in a Holocaust. I think this film was trying to say something about how human failings can lead to terrible events. It revolves around a woman and a young man who remain silent because they have shameful secrets they don't want to disclose - with destructive consequences for them both. No laughs at all, a bit of raunchiness to lighten the first half of the film. But I enjoyed it.