Sunday, June 21, 2009

Review: The Reader

I watched the movie version of The Reader this morning. I had read the novel some years ago, but I don't remember it having bummed me out the way the movie has. The message of the film seems to be this:

Love is futile. Cruelty is inevitable. Atonement is impossible.

But only for Germans, one supposes...


Anonymous said...

Love happen. Cruelty happens. Atonement is an illusion.

Rodak said...

Then love and cruelty are events beyond the scope of human will. If atonement is an illusion, likewise is will.