A History of Violence

A History of Violence

A History of Violence

Constantin rages across the city of angels, Batman recalls his early days as a black knight, demonstrating the “Fantastic Four” and that even being in the limelight and still succeed as a super hero can do its job. And thanks to Blood Wedding, it even has the adaptation of a Belgian production, with German star cast, made at the screen comic adaptations in 2005, once again enjoying great popularity in the cinema. Not to forget the furore everywhere caring, the latest masterpiece by Robert Rodriguez – Sin City. In October, now comes with A History of Violence Further proof one comic adaptation in the cinemas.

Can be different than the title suggests, the film starts as sweetly harmonious, we sincerely hope that after only a few minutes, it might change something soon. The four-member family lives in a house almost overwhelming picturesque idyll in the small town of Millbrook in the state of Indiana. Even after twenty years of marriage blazes between the coffee shop owner Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen), and the small-town lawyer Edie (Maria Bello), nor the fire of love and passion. The children Jack (Asthon Holmes) and Sarah (Heidi Hayes) are well behaved. At the table, they amuse themselves happy, is always polite and well behaved. Unbearable is this harmony, when the entire family gathered at midnight on the bed of the youngest daughter, just because the child had a nightmare. The barn can live in such an exaggerated feeling of bliss that only a little hope for any spiteful predisposed people is: Let them the monsters from Sarah’s dream awake to life and quickly tear a rift in this kitschy idyll.

, But has no luck permanent existence, knew Seneca. And so the fate strikes with an iron fist and brings disorder into the town of Harmony, as one evening Tom’s Diner is attacked by two ruthless criminals. Rather than surrender to the fate and scared off the raw brutality of the two crooks to knuckle under, Tom responds with amazing sovereignty. To the surprise of all present and probably the biggest surprise for yourself, is the quiet, reserved and peace-loving Tom from one second to the other a fearless fighting machine. Since then he saves not only his own, but also the lives of its employees and guests, will abruptly from Tom from the city and the media celebrated hero. Like any sensation sets the national media at lightning speed machinery in motion. TV stations scramble to exclusive recordings, sensationalist reporters seek interviews with the victims, the friends of those affected and especially to a statement of the hero personally. They besiege the property Stallsche storming the café, is that – thanks to the oh-so-human sensationalism – from one day to another one of the busiest shops in the entire environment. This hype around his person upset the introverted family man. If he wants to return but nothing more than the usual normality soon. The horror has only just begun and is continuing, as a group of terrifying figures, led by the horribly scarred Fogarty (Ed Harris) in a prime role in Millbrook appears and shows an interest in Tom’s mysterious past. Little by little, every last piece of the salvation of the world is crumbling happy family. You realize: The attack changed everything. Nothing will ever be what it once was.

In many parts reminiscent A History of Violence to a good old Hitchcock stripes. Unlike the modern action cinema, with its many quick cuts and image sequences, keeps David Cronenberg, the cameras always very long time for his actors, it captures their emotions, the atmosphere. Very gradually thickens the tension. The horror gradually takes possession of the family members. The Happiness follows oppression. The confidence in Tom is subjected to, given the many unanswered questions about the breaking point. Louder is the demand for answers: Toms icy brutality is really pure survival instinct? And why he can shoot so well, so people deliberately break the bones and eventually kill them brutally. With horror, Tom feels like he’s threatening to turn increasingly to another person. The family is powerless against him distraught, torn between love and fear. For though Tom is active only in order to protect his family, does not change the fact that he simultaneously mutated before their eyes into a killer.

David Cronenberg has achieved a fantastic psychological thriller that is dedicated to the depths of human nature. And the central question: Do we ever really know a person – no matter how long we live together with him? And who is this Tom Stall really? Like poison that is slowly distributed throughout the body spreads to supposedly within the family, the fear of people from so familiar. This fear is fueled by the ubiquitous appearing Fogarty.

A History of Violence is a film of this from slipping into outright violence and orgies, but these glorified at any time. Instead of choreographed martial arts aesthetics, the director shows the sheer violence in the form of raw and brutal fight scenes. Relentlessly, the camera is held on it, which follows the protagonist and to the deepest abyss. In this David Cronenberg lets his actors plenty of space and their relationships with each other to develop. The only way to really intense interaction of the consistently excellent actor explained. Viggo Mortensen, who became known as Aragon in The Lord of the Rings trilogy also to a wider audience, impressively demonstrates the desperate struggle of the loving family man are not on the person, before he begins to fear herself. Maria Bello as a small-town beauty convinced that learns to see herself and her marriage with new eyes. But one should emphasize the successful big screen debut by Ashton Holmes, alias Jack Stall. The youngster can be experienced at any stage of his fellow actors push into the corner. Confident and very authentic, he plays the outsider, the maverick and forcefully outlined the fine line between admiration and disgust for his father that it could tear a seemingly heart. Even Ed Harris proves once again why he is counted in Hollywood to the really good in the industry. Not to mention a charming and humorous as his cruelty, William Hurt. His appearance is clearly one of the highlights throughout the film. With indescribable lightness he mixes a little bit of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brandon as the godfather) with quite a lot of William Hurt and thereby creates a character to life that makes one’s laughing sometimes stuck in the throat. Here are they are not the dialogues that take the joke, they are the gestures, facial expressions, body language. And those who master this feat better than William Hurt. Just this perfectly proportioned blend of abysmal story, impressive presentation and dark humor make up A History of Violence put succinctly in a nutshell: Great cinema.

Title: A History of Violence Country of production: Canada Year of production: 2005 Length: 96 (Min) Distribution : Warner

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