Turn over your life

Maria 2022-07-10 23:25:47

I went to see Stay two days ago, and I felt dizzy, so I put it aside for now, and I will mention it when I find a point. Such a coincidence that there was a post about BH's plot on Tianya. When it comes to BH, it seems that the Japanese people and those strange movies they made are the most likely to come to mind, "Another Paradise", "God God", "Neighbors" , "The Mysterious Circus" and so on have been fortunate enough to see it, but it is strange that no one said "My Dear Marx", it seems that the range of my movies is not so wide. But these incestuous things like BH are only in the face, while the French BH is in the idea.

La touneuse de pages, translated into Chinese, is called "The Girl Who Flips Music Scores". It sounds like a very artistic and warm name, but it is actually a story that makes people sweaty, but this story happens in an atmosphere of artistic warmth. It has to make people sigh and say that integrating BH into intangible, turning BT into nature, is BH and the highest realm... Of course BH's life needs no explanation, but BH's movies are needed.

This movie reminded me of "Backstage" at first, because it is about a star and a mortal, the complex relationship between two women, but after seeing it, the OTS of "Old boy" gradually sounded in my mind. "Sand and stone sink like water", I still remember this line. Just like a fable, an act that is thought to be ordinary and small or even unintentional, as subtle as gravel, only leaves a circle of ripples in the heart of the perpetrator, which will dissipate in an instant, but it sinks to another place like a stone. A person's heart, inseparable, changes the trajectory of their life. So the person involved turned back and threw stones at the perpetrator... Secretly closed on the top of cause and effect, the principle of circulation is also a kind of philosophy.

After all, Mélanie's love for Mrs. Fouchécourt is not the same as that of the fans in "Backstage". The daughter of this provincial butcher has a special passion and talent for the piano since childhood, so she went to take the exam at the Conservatory of Music. While she was performing, the chairman of the jury, Mrs. Fouchécourt, a famous pianist, signed autographs for her fans. This scornful behavior not only affected Melanie's mood during the exam, but also made her perform abnormally on the spot, lost her chance to enter school, and changed her. The future, the most important thing is to hurt her heart. 10 years later, for Mrs. Fouchécourt, it was just a student who suddenly behaved abnormally, and has long since become a mass of ashes in her memory, but Melanie can still clearly see the scar in her heart when she takes a selfie in the mirror every day. So she interned with Mr. Fouchécourt's law firm and volunteered to help them with their children during the holidays. Mr. Fouchécourt, without the slightest suspicion of the taciturn and well-behaved young woman, took her to his home.
Melanie's musical talent successfully caught the attention of Mrs. Fouchécourt, who invited her to help turn the score at her small recital. Melanie agreed, and she and Mrs. Fouchécourt worked so well together that the recital was a success. Madame Fouchécourt relies more and more on Melanie, and his son has great confidence in the new young girl. Didn't realize this was just part of a revenge plan. (Severe spoilers below)

Melanie ambiguously expresses her love to Mrs. Fouchécourt. He also secretly encouraged little Fouchécourt to practice the piano more. When she feels she has become an indispensable part of Madame Fouchécourt, she deliberately disappears at the concert, ruining Madame Fouchécourt's chances of making a comeback. Just after the holiday ended, Mr. Fouchécourt returned, and the day before Melanie left the house, she asked Mrs. Fouchécourt for an autographed photo. Mrs. Fouchécourt couldn't resist Melanie's temptation and wrote on the back of the photo: I hope to see you again, I love you, and my life starts anew.
The picture appeared on Mr. Fouchécourt's desk the next day, and little Fouchécourt, who was about to use a piano to catch Mr. Fouchécourt's wind, felt pain in his arms due to excessive practice. Madame Fouchécourt finally fainted in the face of this sudden change. And Melanie picked up her luggage and walked home...

Denis Dercourt se souvient : "A l'origine, il ya mon désir de filmer une vengeance -un thème qui m'a toujours semblé à la fois très fort et très cinématographique. Puis, en affinant mon idée, j'en suis venu à envisager l'histoire que je voulais raconter comme une vengeance sociale, avec des rapports de classe marqués. Je crois que cette idée était plus importante dans le scénario qu'elle ne l'est finalement dans le film. Quant à l'univers musical qui constitue l'arrière-plan de l'intrigue, il s'est imposé avec évidence parce que je le connais, c'est mon environnement et c'est là d'où je parle. En tant que professeur au Conservatoire, je participe très régulièrement à des jurys et je vois ainsi défiler beaucoup d'enfants qui pourraient ressembler à la Mélanie du début du film."
(It's not a French class, so I won't translate it sentence by sentence, to the effect) Director Denis Dercourt said all the origins, because he has always been eager to make an intense and cinematic revenge movie. When realizing this idea, he faced up to the fact that what he wanted to tell was a story about social revenge (different from vendetta, or love and vendetta), and it was about those special classes. He felt the idea was more prominent in the script than it ended up in the film. And because he is familiar with the music industry, he chose this as the film background. As for the teachers of the conservatory, he is often a judge himself, so he often sees children in situations like Melanie does at the beginning of the film.

Stones and sands sink like water, don't they? For some people, it is just to complete a daily job, and a single thought, a look, a word, a small action has affected other people's life. The so-called "social revenge" is the product of this hierarchical society, but our hero has amazing will and opportunity to achieve it.

The whole film is in a semi-old tone, and the Paris, the provinces, and the countryside that appear in it are not bright and bright, and seem to be covered in dust. And the atmosphere of the music is also heavy and tense. In the ordinary narrative, people feel that there is no reason to be tense and depressed. Premiere only gave it two stars, because Denis deliberately suppressed his narrative style, and the symbolism used in this theme seemed clumsy, making the film unappealing. All I can say is that the French treat their own films a lot more harshly than foreign ones.

Catherine Frot is an old French actor. The old lady may not be familiar with Chinese people, but those who have stayed in France for a long time and are diligent in watching movies will definitely not be familiar with this face. It is not so appropriate to say that this old lady's role in French movies may be similar to Wang Mingquan's role in TVB, but this one has more opportunities to be the protagonist. She is also competent in various roles, funny, neurotic, melancholy, serious, and the pianist played this time should be said to be a very ordinary person. An ordinary woman with a lawyer husband and an obedient son would have been drowned in the crowd if it wasn't for her unintentional and unreasonable act ten years ago. This kind of "no personality" is the biggest challenge for many actors, but the old lady is very familiar with it. I remember that Yang Guimei used to say that Cai Mingliang's plays were difficult to perform, because he often asked actors to "let go". Many French actors have worked on the stage, so one of the good things is that they seldom mark their roles as "made by XX". When they play ordinary people, they become ordinary people, and their starlight is introverted . What he has achieved is the highest standard that Wei Zai has for himself - an actor.

Déborah François who plays Melanie is a new face to me, not too beautiful, with blond hair, dark eyes, light freckles, and lips that look exactly like AJ but one size smaller than her, the type that foreigners like. The most impressive thing about this JJ is the beautiful breast shape. Compared with the old lady, this "trace" is a bit heavier (of course, it is much stronger than those newcomers from our country, at least the sense of relaxation is well maintained, and there is no obvious feeling of "acting"). Melanie is actually an ordinary girl. She is taciturn and revengeful. She should be the representative of Scorpio. Played by Francois, it's a little gloomy, but it fits the atmosphere of the movie very well. The most striking thing about this JJ is the handling of details. There is a scene where the pianist gave Melanie a box of face cream as a thank you and smeared it on her. When the pianist's hand touched Melanie's face, it was obvious. Feel the emotional fluctuations on the actor's face, but you can't seem to tell whether it is because of the joy of love, or the trembling of hate.

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