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The human drama
Guy David Gazit from Israel
16 October 2012
As a rule, "small"-"human" dramas are not my first choice as a genre,
not in books, not in theaters, not on TV, nor on the big screen. I
rarely find an "action-free" or non-Sci-Fi, non epic-narrative drama
which truly pulls me into its narrative. Mayhap it's my seeking
escapism in the art I consume, or the fact my life experience have left
me a little "bored" with the small, trivial and daily dramas we're all
surrounded by... Memorable human dramas on film are quite rare with me,
as such selective a viewer that I am. However, as with any rule,
naturally there are exceptions... A few examples of such "small"
dramatic narrative movies that actually had such an impact on me would
have to be: "The Stone Angel", "Regarding Henry", "Door to door",
"Kes"... and now that I've watched it - "Broken Kingdom" is the newest
addition to the list...
"Broken Kingdom" portrays two intertwined stories, of no epic
proportion, with a truly "small", "human" and "humane" narratives. on
one hand - the display of buds of humanity and affection in a sea of
cruelty in a poverty stricken 3rd world country, and on the other hand
- the daily bearing of a tragic unspoken memory in PC-America.
The cast is spectacular, and I found that the visual quality of the
film is impeccable - very aesthetic and precise. All in all, for the
low- budget this production had, it is truly a remarkable product. The
writer-director-star, Daniel Gillies, did a very good job, under all 3
of his "hats".
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