The ninth day – El noveno dia

Excellent movie...

I always like to rewatch some good movies I have in my videolibrary. Last weekend, I was looking for movies related to WWII (which I am now rereading), and I found that remarkable movie from Volker Schlöndorff, The Ninth Day, about a catholic priest who can leave Dachau for nine days and asked to betray his faith. Nothing to do with those expensive movies from Hollywood with no content. Schlöndorff shows how a good movie can be made with no money and so much content. The theme seems to be so old-fashioned now when, as long as you get money, whatever you do it’s fine, either a prostitute, a mercenary or a corrupt official. And the more money you make, the smarter you are. And, if you are poor, it’s simply because you are no smart enough. Everywhere is good cars, good houses, and “celebrities’ telling us how good money is, and how good is to have your American Express ready to spend your money. For those “stupid” like me, not worried about money but about values and people who help others, this is a good movie. A priest who is able to die if necessary for his beliefs, someone who does not help the nazis in their plans and is able to stand for his values. It is also a true story about a real priest (Father Jean Bernard -1907-1994). What else can I say? Watch it…

Sabe como hacer cine...
Sabe como hacer peliculas...

Siempre me gusta ver otra vez algunas buenas peliculas. El otro dia estaba buscando entre mis videos alguna sobre la Segunda Guerra Mundial y encontre esa excelente obra de Volker Schlöndorff, “The Ninth Day”, (el noveno dia seria la traduccion al Castellano) sobre un sacerdote catolico que es liberado nueve dias del campo de concentracion Dachau y se le pide que traicione su fe para cumplir los planes de los SS. Nada que ver esta pelicula con las costosas peliculas de Hollywood con contenido “cero” y tantos fuegos artificiales. El film puede parecer antigua en tiempos como los actuales donde hacer dinero es lo importante, y si lo haces, no importa que sea en la prostitucion o siendo un mercenario o un funcionario corrupto. En todas partes vemos buenos autos, buena ropa, lujosas casas y “celebridades” mostrandonos que bueno que es tener dinero y tu “American Express” lista para gastarlo. Y si no tienes dinero eres un estupido y nada mas. La historia, ademas, es real, sobre un sacerdote llamado Jean Bernard que murio en 1994. Que mas puedo decir que, si eres un “tonto”como yo que no esta interesado en hacer dinero y si te interesan las personas con valores y dispuestas a ayudar, ve esta pelicula y te sentiras bien…

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daniel

Este es un "work in progress", un viaje que no se a donde me lleva...

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