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Dormant Beauty

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Italien, Frankreich, 2012
Drama
  • Italienisch
  • Englisch

Darum geht's

Dieses Drama spielt an verschiedenen Orten und über den Zeitraum der letzten sechs Tage im Leben von Eluana Englaro. Nach 17 Jahren im Wachkoma, hat sich ein Mosaik aus Charakteren um sie herum gebildet, das in diesem Film unter die Lupe genommen wird.

Darum sehenswert

Der italienische Maestro Marco Bellocchio hat nie dieselbe Anerkennung erfahren wie sein Zeitgenosse Bertolucci, trotz seines meisterhaften Debüts Fists in the Pockets. Aber hier zeigt sich dieser Hitzkopf des Kinos von einer noch besseren Seite, und verströmt dabei eine Energie à la Scorsese.

Dormant Beauty Regie Marco Bellocchio
In Dormant Beauty… Bellocchio presents a Sonata of political machinations from down in the orchestra on up to the balcony. The theme is euthanasia and the way it effects doctors, protestors, politicians, the rich, the poor and the troublingly committed and the effect is like riding through parliament on a motorcycle. Religion, family, illness and unbreakable wills harmonize like a chorus as Bellocchio conducts one of his most surefooted pieces yet.
June 03, 2014
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By essentially excising Eluana from the bulk of the narrative, allowing her and Italian parliament’s reaction to the removal of the feeding tube to solely form the backbone of the film, Bellocchio is able to boundlessly study the vulnerability that open communication engenders.
February 20, 2013
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The film was compulsive; it was impossible not to get caught up in its energetic valences. I’m still haunted by just where Bellocchio chose to end each of the mini-stories caught up in the fervor of (real) events in the film—brooding, dark, complex and unresolved, yet with an image of hands removing shoes and a pair of feet pulled onto a bed, ending with a strange, moving possibility of hope.
September 14, 2012
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