It looks like I am hooked on this blog thing… When I created it I was so lazy to write. I managed to write a post per month the first three months and then nothing until a couple of weeks ago. It’s your feedback and comments guys that give me a great motivation to write, thanks to y’all.
I have had this posting ready for more than a month, sitting on a piece of paper on my room table, it’s time to post it.
In a month time I watched three movies in the theatres about the Middle East: “paradise now”, “Munich” and “Syriana”.
Although I would recommend them all, I have a special mention for the first two:
Paradise now is a great movie about two confused Palestinian young men called to accomplish their fate as suicide bombers. You come to share their everyday life in the occupied territories, their struggle, their frustration and disillusion as it takes you through the process of radicalization of the two young men.
Munich is one of the best movies of the year, the story turns around a Mossad agent whose mission is to track and kill 11 Palestinians supposed to be linked to the “Black September” kidnapping of Israeli athletes during the 1972 Olympic games in Munich.
It is not another James Bond movie, but a deep movie about how violence leads to madness, to common destruction and killing every hope for peace.
It’s a story of a man who believed that killing and revenge is the absolute answer then found out that violence only brings more violence; he learned that it leads to destroy your soul.
Two scenes are absolutely outstanding: a conversation between the Mossad agent “Avner” and a Palestinian activist; their discussion perfectly summarizes the Palestinian and Israelis vision of the conflict and their relationship with THE land. The second scene is Avner’s obsessed vision of the kidnapping while making love to his wife, a very emotional sequence that gives you shivers thanks to a stunning vocal performance in the background.
Two very remarkable movies about how absurd violence is. It’s interesting though the different opinions people may have:
It is happening in the Middle East… Arabs you are under the spot lights, smile 😉