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Talk (1997)
"Bara prata lite" (original title)

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Birger is old and retired from work. Still, he goes back to work since he has nothing else to do. Back home he gets a rare visitor: a girl from Hare Krishna recruiting new members. But his ... See full summary »

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Birger is old and retired from work. Still, he goes back to work since he has nothing else to do. Back home he gets a rare visitor: a girl from Hare Krishna recruiting new members. But his need for human contact proves to be to overwhelming for the girl. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Talk-A Lukas Moodysson film which shows that lack of talk can create anti social elements.
22 September 2013 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

It has been observed time and again that despite tremendous technological progress, human beings continue to remain 'social animals' who are able to lead healthy lives only when they establish some kind of social contact with each other. It is not at all a secret that lack of communication has some serious consequences on an individual and a society as a whole. It is for this important reason that communication plays a major role in establishing harmony in a society. This is a positive aspect of communication which Swedish director Lukas Moodysson has depicted in his film in order to make viewers aware of the plight of those people who suffer due to lack of communication especially of something as elementary and vital as a simple 'talk'. Apart from discussing the usefulness of a 'talk', this film also discusses the effects which the lack of employment has on ordinary human beings. It shows that a person adopts a different mental outlook due to the non availability of a job. This is precisely the state of mind of this film's protagonist who is convinced of his hopelessness. Finally, it is this hopelessness which has fatal consequences for a young girl when she comes into contact with this old man.


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