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I started to envy the slaves. They know everything in advance... They have solid convictions. Maybe, because they have no choice. As for a knight... A knight is always at the crossroads.
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This movie is a fairy tale. And like all classic fairy tales - it is grim, it is scary, and it teaches us about ourselves. It's a dark mirror, reflecting human nature, our relationship with power - and our desire for things to remain familiar, stable - the same, no matter what the cost. This movie is a grotesque view of a society - each human society. It is about a slave - and a dragon - in each and every one of us. In recent years fairy tales became mass produced sugar syrup for mass consumption, devoid of their original intent of being the lessons in life itself. We forget that Cinderella is not about pretty dresses, and Mermaid - is not about singing crabs. That the original folk tales are dark and scary - precisely because life is like that. "To kill a dragon" takes a fairy tale to it's roots - dark as human nature can be, exposing the scary side of humanity, so we can become better as a result.
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