Comment of the movie of Giuseppe Tornatore: The best offer
The best offer
The sentimental falsification
«All the falsifications have something of certifications»
«There is always something beautiful, secret, in all falsification»
Movie: The best offer.
Original title: The migliore offerta.
Interpretation: Geoffrey Rush (Virgil), Jim Sturgess (Robert), Donald Sutherland (Billy), Sylvia Hoeks (Claire), Liya Kebede (Sarah).
Direction and script: Giuseppe Tornatore.
Country: Italy. Year: 2013. Duration: 124 min.
Genre: Drama, romance.
Production: Isabella Cocuzza and Arturo Paglia.
Music: Ennio Morricone. It photographs: Fabio Zamarion.
Assembly: Massimo Quaglia. Production design: Maurizio Sabatini.
Wardrobe: Maurizio Millenotti.
Distributor: Filmax. I release in Italy: On January 1, 2013. I release in Spain: On July 5, 2013.
Qualification for ages: Not recommended for 7-year-old minors.
Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is an eccentric, solitary, man loving and expert in art. It works like auctions agent and enjoys a recognized prestige. Tidy, methodical its life passes happening on tiptoe before the affective feeling. But a strange and mysterious young woman, Claire Ibbetson (Sylvia Hoeks), gets in touch with him so that he is in charge of appraising the whole heredity of its parents, altering its routine life. The young woman suffers from an illness that keeps her secret to the eyes of the world. It does not go out of house. Virgil will try to satisfy the young woman in its order and soon he will feel an irresistible attraction towards her.
I confront the comment of The best offer as one more challenge. All my comments like that the son, but this one supposes an extra bonus: the difficulty of speaking about a movie without counting scarcely anything of her. Then, you, reading darlings, will think: why so many verbiage? The best offer turns out to be a fresh and gratifying movie that is turning into the summer surprise. It is of these movies that they say to you veto to see and then we speak. But to enjoy her, the less be known, the better than the better.
Studying in depth a bit more the plot. Basically four are the personages that it supports the action. On the one hand the soberbioso, hoary, stuck-up and unsociable gentleman Virgil who to the ripeness is a skillful manipulator that allows him to be done by a booty in the shape of pictures of women's portraits (all the styles and edges known, from Petrus Christus up to Renoir). Sad and in the permanent melancholic state it is hoping to be done by the piece that it fills with an indescribable pleasure, but it will be always longing for the following one. There crosses in its way a young, strange and mysterious Claire. It hides after a mask in the shape of wall. She lives isolated because a phobia has her imprisoned in its mansion. He does not support the public spaces. He tries to undo of all the valuable equipment that are in its palace. Virgil will try to "treat" the young woman following its heart and the councils of a friend to whom to one gives very quite so much the courtship as to arrange domestic equipment. It is a question of young Robert (Jim Sturgess) a skillful one with the hands and that will turn into occasional Cupid while Virgil is taking him a few strange pieces to mend. And the last link is a Billy friendly old (Donald Sutherland) and Virigl buddy. Thanks to its intercession in the auctions it is done by the pieces at a profitable price.
The best offer turns out to be a very entertaining movie. Them mysterious pieces that Virgil is for the house and that it takes him to young Robert to see if it can assemble them in what they believe that it can be a big automaton of the XVIIIth century act like a metaphor. He warns us that everything is fitting and that the final result will be an attraction quite, a set that will fill us with fascination (or that is claimed by its flaming director Giuseppe Tornatore – movie theater Paradiso, 1988-). Of being the pieces of an automaton of Jacques de Vaucanson (expert watchmaker of the beginning of the XVIIIth century with wide knowledge is in music, anatomy and mechanics) it would be a jewel of incalculable value. This automaton (or other of similar characteristics is the one that leads the main plot of the movie of Martín Scorsese (Hugo, 2011).
The share-out brings together of very effective form the seniority with the youth. Magnificent Geoffrey Rush. We discover it in Shine (Scott Hicks, 1996) and it dazzled us recently in The speech of the king (Tom Hooper, 2010). And convincing Donald Sutherland. Since I saw The eye of the needle (Richard Marquand, 1981) where he was interpreting a spy in the Second World War I try not to get lost one. A very versatile actor but with a quite unequal career. Next to you there are not out of tune the young promises of Jim Sturgess and Sylvia Hoecks. Attention to the enigmatic role of the young woman of prodigious mind who "lives" in the bar.
One of the big outstanding figures in sound-tracks puts its stamp in The best offer. It is a question of prolific Ennio Morriconne. Its music is present in more than five hundred movies and series of TV. Magnificent.
Entertaining movie of well orchestrated rhythm, with an execution and script (of the proper Tornatore) solvent, although of course, we have to lay hands on that one of suspending ours credulity in some moment, so that everything fits in this interesting visual gear assembly.
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