Nov 26, 2009 Uncategorized
Live and Become
We all still know the images of poverty from Ethiopia, there was raging as the mid-eighties a great famine. And with just these pictures, the new film begins by director Radu Mihaileanu, whose film train of life is likely to be in good memory. Train the way of life would be a good title for Mihailenaus new film Live and Become / Va, vis et deviens because, as in his previous film, the filmmaker also told a story that deals with the survival of David (Moshe Agazai) is nine years old and lives in Ethiopia. The land is located at the nadir of the mid-eighties, the famine has already gathered hundreds of thousands of time, and now threatens the boy in a refugee camp in the desert the same fate. His brother and sister have already broken up into an uncertain fate, but when his mother, the last man who is still left to him, he suddenly alive with the words “Go, and be sent away,” who understands the little boy at all, what happens to him. What he does not know: The transport, hinausbringt him out of the camp is part of an Israeli rescue mission called “Operation Moses”, the Ethiopian Jews who Fallashas would deliver the Promised Land.
When David in Tel Aviv arrives, he goes by the name of Shlomo and stays with an adoptive family. Knowing that his salvation ultimately based only on a fraud, he learns a whole new life, marked by hatred, prejudice and war. But he also experienced his first love, but no matter what he does and what happens to him, he will always thrown back on himself, when asked who he is, then, really, David and Shlomo, Christian or Jew, Israeli or Ethiopians?
Operation Moses, there were actually at the turn of 1984/85, and many of those survivors experienced in their new home exactly the same fate that also befalls the little David / Schlomo. They learned hatred and exclusion, where empathy and compassion would have been needed and they grew up between two cultures in which they were no longer or not at home. In this respect, Live and Become / Va, vis et deviens not just a film about a piece of history, but it also takes up questions of belonging and identity and form a drawing to the heart of film that was honored in France with two Césars and also received at the Berlinale 2005, the Panorama Audience Award. Very worth seeing and touching.
Title:) (# Live and Become Original Title: Va, vis et deviens Country of production: France, Israel Year of production: 2005 Length: 144 (Min) of material: Dolphin Film DistributionRelated posts