But this educational process is also a great cinematic experience - a must-watch indeed. Adele had a few portraits made of her by Austrian symbolist painter Gustav Klimt at age 25 through negotiations by her husband. Repeating Zionist lies, doesn't make them true. Now enough with all the hating here! Not sophisticated but informative, entertaining and thought provoking with excellent acting from both the principals and supporting actors. While Jews rich and poor died, Maria's family had been very well-to-do, and her sugar-manufacturing uncle was astute and influential enough to get out of Vienna quickly.
From there it became the state of Israel. Helen Mirren is able to showcase the guilt hidden in Maria from how she abandoned her family to live a safer life, and is excellent at presenting her conflicted soul. Growing up as a child in the mid-20s, she saw her aunt Adele Bloch-Bauer being used to create the grim yet beauteous woman in the portrait known as Woman in Gold. In essence, then, a remarkable and important story recreated perfectly. She did so not just to regain what was rightfully hers, but also to obtain some measure of justice for the death, destruction, and massive art theft perpetrated by the Nazis. The audience obviously did also, as there was laughter and applause at various spots.
The seven-plus year legal saga is condensed for the big screen and we follow Maria and Randol as they meet with the Austrian art reclamation committee, a federal judge played by the director's wife Elizabeth McGovern , the U. Today's film tackles that subject, and upon viewing it for the first time, it managed to speak above higher levels of sincerity and personal attachment that I don't see often in cinema. For a true story with an interesting premise, Woman in Gold is rather dull and forgettable. I give up, it's impossible to reason with people who won't open their minds and question their beliefs. There was great chemistry between Mirren and Reynolds which made their characters' connection even more compelling. It's a story all need to know, with an ending of victory and a hint of happiness, albeit muted - as Mirren's Altmann makes clear. With sharp acting, well defined characters, and perfect contrast between the past and future, Woman in Gold is such remarkable insight on a fascinating woman who fought the law to gain her rightfully owned possessions back.
Others, on the other hand, like Dr. Whichever genre or cubby hole that professional critics choose to place this movie in, it rises above most films to which it might be compared. She enlists the help of Randol Schoenberg Ryan Reynolds , a friend's son, to look into the matter for her. Well, in fact, Maria and Randy had a 6-year legal battle on their hands which faced stubborn resistance from Austria. Now the story itself does fall a little derivative with the two main leads conflicting with one another throughout before officially teaming up. And, while much of the Fuhrer's Berlin was pounded to rubble, in parts of Vienna you actually can go back to blocks of flats once inhabited by Jewish people the Nazis exterminated.
Given how close Maria felt to her aunt as elegantly displayed in these flashbacks, this makes the symbolism of the gold painting all the more powerful. This approach makes the film, the story and the characters more relatable for most movie goers and it's quite an enjoyable look at a fascinating woman and a pretty remarkable underdog story. Not to mention, the court room scenes are at their most complex, especially in how Randy exercises in ownership loopholes and fighting against claims of the 1976 copyright act. But this is not really a courtroom drama it's a personal quest for justice and search for identity. Dreimann, Rudolph Wran, and those in favor of the Austrian government are highly intelligent and guarded civilians who have to deal with someone wanting back a possession which is also a legendary piece of their motherland. Maybe you should return the property you bought. After the death of her sister, Ms.
But I see a picture of my aunt, a woman who talked to me about life while I brushed her hair in her bedroom. I guess Zionists will call anyone anti-Semitic who disagrees with them, even Jews themselves. While you might be surprised how much of the story takes place in the past, it really does drive the plot. But the best movies also inform, educate, enlighten and uplift. There is a strong connection between Randol and Maria that grows over time and is given time to grow in these segments. Finally, the use of grim cinematography during the flashbacks fits perfectly with the time period to create the right sense of depression in contrast to the brighter cinematography of Altmann's court cases in '99. As a reviewer who likes all kinds of movies and hopes these reviews will be helpful to all kinds of moviegoers, I'm as objective and open-minded as I can be.
Oh, and bonus points for originality, creativity, and technical and artistic excellence. I lost my sympathy somewhere after the 100th movie was made about the Holocaust. The first notable element that the film portrays beautifully is the character of Maria Altmann herself. That quote only makes Maria's success all the more unique seeing as how much that piece meant to her, even if it meant taking a historic piece of art away from Austria. Everyone was on there A-Game and gave it everything they had. Helen Mirren delivers yet another exceptional performance and manages to pull off the snappy lines without an ounce of schmaltz, while also capturing the emotional turmoil Ms. If someone owes the Jews land to build a nation, it would be the Germans, not the Palestinians.
Judaism is a religion, not a race, so I am not being racist, but nice try. Finally there is the trial itself, which is where the action of the conflict lies. Instead of submitting to irrational hatred put your efforts into supporting the abused. Did the producers of Dumb and Dumber make that movie so people will feel sorry for you and your daily struggle to not drool on yourself? The latter does not negate the former. Similar to Big Eyes, the supporting cast either come off as obstacles or supporters in the protagonist's determination to gain their rightfully owned possessions back. Director Curtis and writer Alexi Kaye Campbell round off some of the rough edges and inject enough humor to prevent this from being the gut-wrenching process it probably was in real life.