Savage Grace

Savage Grace

Savage Grace

  The film Savage Grace / Savage Grace pushes the audience into a psychologically complex confusion. Even the first 10 minutes will meet the mysterious book and give insight into a tricky two-man relationship that reveals itself without pretensions on the screen: Barbara Daly (Julianne Moore) and Brooks Baekeland (Stephen Dillane) is a seemingly flawless pair. Coming from the upper class, they represent the upper class of American industrial elite, with all the glamorous and decadent emphasizes lightness, as it is lived and after the Second World War in more affluent circles. However, in the discretion of the dialogues shows harsh treatment of the two-partner, who cunningly twist around each other in order to repel the sharp-tongued and hurt. It is also a layer-specific duel that is played here: For Barbara married the Great Serbian Brooks, without understanding the rules of his social background to the last: one actress, nouveau riche thrown into the situation, enjoying the advantages of financially secure millionaire world without completely renounce their artistic habitus. Thus, Barbara is not directed their undivided zeal to the uncomprehending husband, but to the true object of desire, the still in swaddling clothes lying son Tony. Brooks seems to sense the dangerous proximity to his child, and behaves towards cool and distant, as if the Freudian sword of Damocles would long since torn from horsehair, and his momentous decision would have like.

Savage Grace / Savage Grace is an through and through psychological work, like a mixture of Bertolucci and Thomas Mann, the limits of social conventions carefully scans. In six sections and two decades, the development showed a mother screaming for intimacy and emotional as her sexually confused son, melancholy, sad by Eddie Redmayne staged. In the biographical film shows the eternal struggle between the sexes – whether on the part of Tony, who put his eye after a bitter disappointment to other men, or on the side of Barbara, who feels betrayed by her husband and her son in alarming way open.

director Tom Kalin uses an old, familiar but very effective cinematic practices: want quiet, almost lazy, accompanied by brilliant action scenes do not intrude, winces surprising, then all the more brutal the sexually nightmarish moment conserve sober. Almost as if in a metaphorical exaggeration, it is believed to have intelligent and striking signs of unraveling. Whether the template as a Freudian interpretation of the Oedipal dilemma crafts meet, must decide psychologists. Without distraction, a professional film that confusion will not escape.

(Tomasz Kurianowicz)

Title: Savage Grace Original Title: Savage Grace Country of production: U.S., Spain Year of production: 2007 Length: (# ) 96 (Min) of material: Concorde Film Distribution

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