The other

The other

           The other
               Genre: Drama
               Triangle, adultery
  In a small Italian café sits Peter (Liam Neeson) face to face “The Others”, Ralph (Antonio Banderas), who “Rafe” calls, and with Peter’s wife Lisa (Laura Linney) had a passionate affair. After Lisa’s disappearance antimark the thought of her love relationship can not get rid of Peter. To Milan, he pursued Lisa’s footsteps. About a chess game unfolds here an emotional and strategic duel between the men who are not only enemies on the board. Richard Eyre directed by Iris and Notes on a Scandal with the other for the third time a prominent character study with subtle thriller elements. British director his clothes on the same short story Bernhard Schlink (The Reader)-based romantic drama in perfect images that are alternately cool and warm colors reflect the feelings of his protagonists. As an epitome of the Mediterranean Ralph seducer, is the juxtaposition of the cool Englishman Peter, who notes with disdain the “Gucci-kicker.” In their first conversation, Peter occasion, as he puts strain on Ralph’s place in a chess cafe. Unconsciously, Peter takes a position that reflects his psychological starting position in the confrontation. He sees himself as “the other is feeling,” as Lisa’s husband by the secret affair degraded to the accessories of their lives. His opponent, before he would confront them with the weapon, he now compared to the chessboard. The game is a modern transformation of anarchic struggle for the lady. The violent confrontation gives way to a psychological. This by no means a new form of confrontation during the game of chess uses Eyre with symbols. Peter Ralph’s attention is attracted to the “Indian defense.” When combinations of trains his own lady is sacrificed to the enemy to feel safe. The same tactic makes use of Peter in a psychological duel. Not knowing who Peter is, Ralph speaks candidly about his love affair with Lisa. The flamboyant Italian to elicit intimate details possible, so simple, that Peter’s thirst for knowledge takes almost masochistic traits. When he angered the characters from the sweeps board, this marks Peters impending surrender after an alleged double mat. , But Ralph’s triumph proves to be a stage win with his own admissions he has given up his cover lightly. Behind the facade of the lover is rich, “Rafe” sustained a lover who ask his new friend Peter supposed to have money. Without his armor is Ralph vulnerable as the turtle, which he shows Peter. Realizes that he must change his strategy to beat the king without clothes, which is behind the image of the Latin Lovers. In fact, Peter is the impostor, who accuses it of being Ralph. His victory owes a clever deception. Ralph is not the seducer, but Peter. Lisa was a conscious one ratio, however, her husband Ralph led to an intellectual strength, the “The Other” has not grown. His main character here, however, too easily leads Eyre on the emotional minefield, so that is the strength more than child’s play psychological game, shying away from the homoerotic component of the drama. By Lisa’s body in Ralph’s answer e-mail Peter indirectly takes the place of the beloved. This culminates in a dinner at which Ralph instead of his mistress to the rival on the board and in bed, his face must-see. Revenge is a dish that is best served cold. The wisdom of his countrymen get to feel the Spanish-born Banderas, cool as Peter describes his loving marriage. As indicated by Eyre several times, the love scenes between Ralph and Lisa Peters prove fantasies about the real scandal of his wife. The women victims is the ideal woman as his perfect wife, which he must give up in order to continue to love. The victory of the well-situated bourgeois married life, complete with the hasty reconciliation with his estranged daughter Abigail Peters (Romola Garai), a small drop of bitterness is to prudery. The largely successful amorous Schachnovelle he is in some places an unpleasant aftertaste moralizing, of the joy of this film can hardly dull. (Lida Bach)
  Title: The Others Original Title: The Other Man Country of production: U.S., UK Production year: 2008 Length: ( #) 88 (Min.) Distribution: Koch Media

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