In the hustle and bustle of 1950s Coney Island, where the buzzing crowd comes and goes trudging slowly over the wooden boardwalks, silent stories of the everyday toilers who give life to the attraction unfold. Somewhere in a clam bar, there's the sad waitress Ginny, a one-time actress and now a suffering wife who's been given a second chance by the side of the well-intentioned but uncouth carousel operator, Humpty. On the other hand, there's Humpty's 26-year-old estranged daughter, Carolina, who left the familial nest and a preordained future seeking adventure as a mobster's wife; only to return home with her wings broken, begging for forgiveness. And from the lifeguard's high tower, where all is in plain sight, the young and charming lifesaver and hopeful playwright, Mickey, is the inadvertent but potent catalyst that binds everything together. Shattered dreams, reckless love and betrayal, all under the bright lights of Coney Island. Written by
Another great movie by Woody Allen with very interesting plot and superb acting from all the actors, especially by Kate Winslet!
The narration of the story doesn't live you a minute to relax.
The most interesting thing is the little boy's story which comes back, seemingly, as the "light motif" of the film, but as it comes from the last scene, it is not at all like that.
PS: This year I have seen two more films with the same, more or less, "subject":
1. Loveless by Andrey Zvyagintsev
2. Happy End by Michael Haneke
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