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A Passage to India (1984)
As an Indian i believe i may help you to understand
In 1885 Lord Macaulay in very planned way introduced English as an official language of India, a plan equally dangerous like thousand years of third Reich in Europe. Macaulay himself explained during a speech in Kolkata in 1885 that "I have travelled across the length and breadth of India and I have not seen one person who is a beggar, who is a thief. He added "with such a high moral, spiritual cultural heritage and ancient Aryan education system (Language Sanskrit) I do not think we would ever conquer this country, unless we break the very backbone of education system of this nation.
However Macaulay's language experiment resulted very strange. It not only fractured the complex Indian society but divided the schools of thought into fraction. In movie Dr.Aziz symbolically represents the agonised face of so called modern educated Indians.
The director of this movie is very talented person who exactly know this problem. Now what exactly happening in the movie is a British young woman fascinated with ideas of elephants, snakes, tropical forests and mysteries is travelling across India. Moreover she is young, beautiful and obvious deep inside she is contemplating the true meaning of love. While in India she meets Dr. Aziz who on other hand is a product of Macaulay's language experiment. Dr Aziz is an educated person who has nothing to with Indian national movement (background is of decade of 20's) or in other words he is a simple nice Muslim man who do his job, earn comparatively better than other poor Indians and has a good social status in the local community. However he remains depressed with the surrounding atmosphere which is full of dirt, poor people etc. Symbolically he is a face of new crop who thinks and if given a chance, act like English people. Unfortunately since he is just an average person and not an intellectual, he can not see that a British who is a foreigner in his country do not see any difference between him and other poor. He works hard and do not miss any opportunity to poof that their is a difference and it exist.
Movie reaches to the height of climax when Dr. Aziz gets an opportunity to take Ms Quested to an excursion to Malabar caves. And then comes the most beautiful, suspenseful and artistic scene of the movie. For few moment in that silent lazy afternoon, Ms Quested learn during an exceptional personal interaction (An interaction which was not supposed to be happened between an Indian and a English) about Dr. Aziz's love for his wife who died few years back. Already hypnotized, happy, sad, excited, frustrated, sometimes in pain and sometimes surprised with the Indian culture she gets locked with a strange feeling when she learn that Dr, Aziz never saw his wife before getting married. Back to her life she never imagined if being in love/marriage with someone whom you have never seen was possible. Afterall due to her basic human tendency, she for a fraction of moment imagined Dr. Aziz as a perfect man or who knows a perfect husband. Her extreme imagination takes her to indefinite trauma and suddenly everything looks ugly, horrible, dark and hopeless. Now gushed with guilt feeling she can not justify her imaginations in a real world.
In case of Dr. Aziz he is again in a gloomy world because Ms Quested without giving any notice is now out of his reach. An innocent human to human interaction becomes a case of racial dominance & national extremism.
Fanatic Indians have coloured it with a Indian national moment whereas British are convinced that Indians doesn't matter educated or uneducated are on same line. Irioncally Dr. Aziz who is surprised, frustrated due to silence of Miss Quested is no longer an old simple man. He too now believes that English are corrupting his country. Ms. Quested, Dr. Aziz, British/Indian community, nobody knows the internal truth.
Bittere Ernte (1985)
Movie not about Nazis or Jews
I think this is a movie not about Nazis or Jews etc. From point of view of a man psyche this is beautiful drama that depicts the inner dilemma between lust and love. Director's amazing imagination intimate that if power is given, we (man) always fall for lusty side of life which is derived by materialism.
Movie also tells a lot about human psychology and dynamics during war or during panic created by state.
Its very strange that as woman director "Agnieszka Holland" penetrates deep inside the man's psyche. Being directed by a woman this movie is a amazing art of work.
Very beautiful creation!
Der Untergang (2004)
No Oscar ! Why !!Why!! Why!!!
This rare presentation proves history can be repetitive doesn't matter this time on 75mm screen. I wonder why Oliver Hirschbiegel's movie did not receive Oscar. Is it cause still anti-Nazi lobby works inside Oscar jury which do not want to appreciate any art work doesn't matter how good and factual it remain or the movie is above any American "great" Capitalist award.
This work of Oliver Hirschbiegel is highly remarkable and no doubt when comes to Biographic / historic presentation it will remain on No.1 for next 100 years.
The movie is based on facts and is shown very beautifully without any discrimination and fabrication of history unlike American counterparts who are expert in presenting very colorful history which many times stinks of propaganda.
End of the third Reich is shown in the movie, but it should be seen as an end of the American propaganda films!
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Save the intellectual cinema !!
Awarding this movie clearly shows the mental downfall of the Academy awards. The idea in movie was not bad but the presentation is very very absurd. Actually so called "Bollywood" is making these kind of films for last 60 years but very few movies are good and rational, the reason ? few people know that a primitive society is dominated over Indian cinema and for last 60 years and they are presenting the cheap, foolish and corrupt ideas which has become ENTERTAINMENT in this country.
Mr. Danny Boyle just cut copied the same idea. I believe it is the worst work of the 21st century and especially in the history of Academy awards.
The energy behind this movie is evil that will corrupt the intellectual work for next 50 years.