One star for the film and one star for the songs the main character listens to. The narrative does not evolve quite logically. I needed more details to fully understand the main character and the stories behind the job she has chosen. Yet, the film doesn't explore the twisted character and holds her in abeyance.
A little too neat. A bit too well mannered. The anguish and questioning I would expect from those seeking death and she who delivers it is barely noted. This should have been, could have been, so much more grittier, so much more troubling, so much more real. Then I would have felt something for all parties involved.
Excellent Italian film. Made my mind expand and think about life and love and death in a different way. I love being able to watch foreign films on MUBI and being able to experience life in these foreign countries from my home here in Oregon! Thank you MUBI for your excellent choices in films.
There is a beauty of sympathy between people in this story. Although the psychological development and reaction of the protagonist is anticipatable and the structure of the film is quite usual, this film is quite good as a whole with proficient performance of Jasmine Trinca.
First of, the film is not really about assisted suicide, this being only a kind of a pseudo-tragic background for the central drama : that of a very selfish, very young girl (mentally at least) who needs to finally find some love and attention. Which she does, albeit only for a moment, thanks to the generosity of an old man who rightly feels none of this pathos means very much. End of film.
What would you do if you do not find it worth living? Quite a difficult question. Miele tries to ease the suffering of the sick. Even when they are taking extreme decisions. Euthanasia is still a sensitive topic. The work she does is not the easiest. I think it is even the most horrible job you can have. ‘Miele’ is definitely recommended. It is an underrated film that deserves much more attention.