Sunday, 14 April 2013

Amelie (Wan Azimah bt Wan Aziz)

Film tittle: Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amelie Poussain
Running time: 120 minutes
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Yolande Moreau, Dominique
                 Pinon, Flora Guiet

Amelie Poulain was raised by eccentric parents who believing erroneously that she had a heart defect prevented her from meeting other children. She was home schooled by her mother. She developed an active imagination and fantasy life to cope with her loneliness. After the death of her mother and her father's subsequent withdrawal from society, Amelie leaves home and becomes a waitress at Cafe des 2 Moulins in Montmartre, staffed and frequented by a collection of eccentrics. Spurning romantic relationships after a few disappointing efforts, she finds contentment in simple pleasures and letting her imagination roam free.

Amelie is much more than a feel-good film for romantics and dreamers. It is, as one viewer has commented, almost a necessity for peace in this worlds. Indeed, in this era of globalized ethical decline “Amelie” is a film that almost begs those who have corporatised their souls and succumbed to mean-spirited intolerance to once again their humanity.

           What i can say by watching this movie for the first time, is like nothing. I don't even know what are the movie is going on. The truth is, i need to re-view this movie again to understand the plot of the story. After re-view this movie, what i can say is, Amelie is a such great movie because the story line are so neat and the timing that they use in this movie also nice. The narrative structure is carefully worked out to maintain interest and suspens. Brief flashbacks from different characters’s lives or daydreams suddenly emerge in the present reality, making ordinary people and events much less simple and down to earth. The different themes covered are so numerous that to put in a nutshell, it is possible to say that this film deals with life. In addition, this movie not just using the actors who play the role, but also using the narrator to complete the story in this movie.

Other than that, the song that they use to make the viewer put more feeling through this movie quite beautiful. But the thing is viewers unfamiliar with French will likely have a hard time, for the images and dialogue zip past unrelentingly. The construction is so meticulous in both writing and execution that it may take several time to understand what an achievement it truly is.

This film is like an apology of all the little things that make life beautiful but which our hardnes ways make us pass by and miss out. It also celebrates love, insisting that the happiness it brings is worth risking the pain that may subsequently result from it.

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