光影筆記本 7 1 / Das Leben der Anderen
Knowing so little historical background, which really matters to me, I half understood the film, therefore don't feel comfortable to comment much... Enjoyed it tho, and was saddened.
Very interesting (positive) to me how a writer expresses gratitude. And I will remember the sound of it.
Have just quickly read about some interpretations of reasons for HGW to want to care and be kind. I understand some say he's in love, some say he's moved by art. I couldn't help but feeling sad. I use a personal tone to write this, which does not stand as an argument; I believe within the script's scope it wouldn't be convincing to just go 'some things happen for no reason.' But, couldn't kindness spring up just from a person who is good, at that very moment when he decides to be kind? Why think people are always so purposeful? We ask people why they're unkind, I guess we want to interfere with that. Why look for reasons to be kind? I rather think even HGW himself isn't so sure about the reason behind his behaviour, and this is very interesting to me. Not everything necessitates rationalisation.
Read Terri's, Hocheleben's, or Andy's reviews. Hab Spaß!