The Secret Life of Words

The Secret Life of Words

The Secret Life of Words

  Hanna (Sarah Polley) lives in her own world. The young woman has withdrawn since a lying in the dark secret she has cold and stiff compared to their environment has made. In the factory where she works, she has little social contact, and their hard work means that her colleagues they hate, because, after all, they drive the Accord ever further into the air, finally, it knows neither sickness or vacations. Sarah is nothing at the chatter of other women, until one day she is summoned to her boss, who ordered her because of the anxiety that it creates a break. But even the young woman does not spend the rest but looking quickly to the next job, with which they can escape their emptiness and the repressed experience. Sarah is lucky, she is on a remote oil rig somewhere far out at sea to maintain good health of an accident victim who has incurred severe burns – just the right distraction.

The victim, a man named Josef (Tim Robbins ), was injured in an explosion on the rig when he tried to rescue his colleagues from the flames. The price for the courageous commitment was high, because Joseph is temporarily blinded. When encountering a patient and his new nurse, gives the man all the trouble of Hanna’s attention and arouse their attention, but the young woman remains virtually silent – at least temporarily. But Joseph is insistent, with much more humor and honesty, he succeeds in attracting Hanna from the reserve and to break their armor. Slowly and very cautiously feel their way, the two approached each other, but it only requires Joseph openness, so that Sarah could even trust him to confess and what terrible secret she carries within itself for many years. After that nothing is as it was before, and when Hannah returns one day, without a word in her world, Joseph can not forget …

, too, with her second English-language feature film The Secret Life of Words / The Secret Life of Words for the moving drama My Life Without Me / My Life Without Me Spanish director Isabel Coixet a wonderful, quiet and emotionally touching film about people succeeded in extreme situations, which manages to tie in each second. Again, it is the Canadian actress Sarah Polley, which gives the female heroine in an ingenious way Coixet’s depth, grace and truth, while Tim Robbins may ask again proved why he is one of the secret stars of American cinema. Despite this international cast is and will remain The Secret Life of Words / The Secret Life of Words in particular – European cinema of the highest class. And Isabel Coixet’s latest is now finally managed to advance into the ranks of the greats – the reward for an equally beautiful and courageous film.

(Joachim Kurz)

Title: The Secret Life of Words Original Title: The Secret Life of Words Country of production: Spain Year of production: 2005 Length: 112 (min) of material: Tobis

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