Saturday, June 25, 2011


Day 2: Your favorite closing scene: RENÉ BOUSQUET OU LE GRAND ARRANGEMENT (2006, Laurent Heynemann, France).

There's a very dramatic event happening at the end of the story in this film. But we don't see it. We only know about it from the voiceover. What we see is very undramatic. We only see a female character (Ludmila Mikaël) walking to sit in a bench near a river. Her voiceover tells us that she wants to kill a specific person. Then she quotes a sentence from Primo Levi about the Holocaust: " It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say. It can happen, and it can happen everywhere." ". All of this made me cry uncontrollably.

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