Thursday, October 09, 2008
I haven't watched many movies of late. While I'm partial to a really good comedy, I also like something where I come away actually feeling something. When that happens, I know I've seen something special. Those kind of movies seem really thin on the ground.
A long time ago (in blogging terms), I wrote about movie therapy. I was reminded about that post today, after watching a movie I'd been intending to see for a long time. Having a work from home day, I decided to ignore the work bit, went and hired the movie, sat and watched it.
This movie stirred so many emotions, it bought home to me how powerful a movie can be, particularly when it has personal relevance. While certain movies may help us generate an emotional release to allow us to further explore our feelings, subjects that impact on us personally can also act as a trigger for a wide range of psychological reactions. So, sometimes, caution in viewing is recommended.
What movie started all this ruminating for me? Die Faelscher or The Counterfeiters, starring one of my favourite actors, Karl Marcovics. If you haven't seen it already (it is from 2007), HP gives it a five star rating.