A true story

A true story

A true story

  Alvin Straight (Richard Farnswort) is an old man on the other side of the Seventy, who lives in a small village named Laurens, Iowa. When the seriously ill and nearly blind man from the stroke, his brother Lyle experiences in Wisconsin, he decided that after more than ten years of icy silence between the two to visit, to be reconciled with him before the death. Against the bitter opposition of his daughter Rose (Sissy Spacek), swings the impoverished farmers to the only means of transport that is still left to him – along with a lawn mower trailer for the travel provisions. Leisurely forward hintuckernd the stubborn old man crosses the heart of the U.S., admired by the people he met and with whom he spends a while. But nothing can stop him, for several hundred miles away a man waiting for him, he is reconciled with the need …

The story of Alvin Straight is actually happening, the protagonist of this haunting road movie died 1997th However, the trip was to his brother in 1994, and not like in the movie claims place in 1998. This small detail does not alter, but not even mind that David Lynch’s film version of this episode is one of the cinematic highlights of the nineties. Probably a true story / The Straight Story just because one of the most spectacular film David Lynch, because he has to offer so little spectacular – no intricate story lines, no tricks, no dream sequences, no complicated motivations, which is only very slowly over the course of the film . single out Slowly and deliberately, as the gentle gliding on the lawn mowers John Deere developed a deeply human drama around the man and what it – certainly in the double sense of the word – is moving, a casual and rigorous study of America and a moving tribute to the life and the grace of forgiveness.

fast, it appears that it would be this true story of everyday heroes have been no matter who they would tell. Because it is almost the only sober, laconic, and could be reduced to the limit anyway allusive form of narration. Thus, the unforgettable impression that in this contemplative film David Lynch has not directed the film, but life itself And that’s without a doubt one of the greatest compliments that one can make a movie.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: A true story Original Title: The Straight Story – TV-Tip of the Week Country of production: USA Year of production: 1999 ( #) Length: 107 (Min)

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