The Circle Game (1994)
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If any of you haven't noticed that this isn't a USA movie, you must be shocked. Anyone addicted to Hollywood factory products and any political correctness believer must be out of mind to see that such a movie can exist. It breaks every possible rule, neglects every cliché, avoids all thousand commandments for modern (= Hollywood) dramas, if this genre exists any more. It is so Canadian that it is a must-see for all of us who recognize how far ahead their movies (especially dramas and children movies) are compared to those made across the southern border... regardless if they are made in English or French speaking part of the country.
The authors never, not for a single moment, preach or express any attitudes about so important issues they show. Only one message: forgiving and tolerance can solve (almost) everything, but we have to know what our priorities are. And though we must keep our values, we must be ready to change for sake of those that we care for. We must love them though they are not perfect, and we can do it only after we admit to others and (most hard to do) to ourselves that we are not perfect either. Yes, we know all that, we were told that so many times before... but did we really understand that, and how much of that were we ready to input in our lives? Music is very important part of the movie. Unfortunately, if you don't like blues or jazz, be ready to put volume down, don't give up watching.
Some scenes are maybe less convincing, but never over the edge of believable. As this was not a comedy, the ending could have been tragic (to warn people what consequences their acts in life can bring), but that might lead to preaching; besides, the offered solution is very realistic and in no way cheesy as 95 percent authors would make.
I guess many readers won't share my opinion and my comment will get bad marks. However I'm not doing it for voting list, but to make people (those who are still not poisoned by Hollywood and PC) pay attention on this extraordinary drama.