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The Photograph2008

  • 4.0
Sita is a spirited young woman working to support her family as a singer and prostitute in a local brothel. Always short of funds and bullied by her pimp, she convinces an elderly portrait photographer, Mr. Johan, to rent her a room. In failing health, Mr. Johan is desperate to find an apprentice to carry on his work before he dies. The unlikely bond that develops between Sita and Mr. Johan is the basis of writer/director Nan Achnas' visually brilliant and poignant human drama about the profound effect one life can have on another.

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Beautiful story of how a desperate woman and solitary old photographer help eachother find peace.

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Beautiful story of how a desperate woman and solitary old photographer help eachother find peace.

1 member likes this review
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A BEAUTIFUL A HEART TOUCHING MELODRAMA EMOTIONAL AT TIMES WELL ACTED HIGH IN HUMAN INTEREST AND EQUALLY GOOD IN DIRECTING WORTH WATCHING AND MUCH DIFFERENT THAN ONE WOULD E XPECT WITH A FOREIGN MOVIE LIKE THIS ONE!

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Nan Treveni Achna's The Photograph (2008) is a very profound and very contemplative study of the human condition.

The thematic structure of this excellent film is rooted in an integrated symbology at its core. A symbology consisting of railroad tracks, trains, photos, the act of photography, the profession of photography, Buddhist altars, prostitution, old age and impending death, youth, maternal love, unfulfilled wishes, the desire to leave a legacy, psychological fixation, fear, "ancestor worship", optimism, resignation, and much more. This fine filmmaker skillfully uses this system of symbols to spin a compelling tale of life, through a dramatic coupling of two very unlikely partners. The resulting dramatic production is a veritable portrait, a photograph itself, if you will, of the dilemmas and paradoxes inherent in human existence.

The Photograph (2008) is a very important instance of Cinematic Art, at least in my opinion.

20 Stars !!!

Beautiful film, i am glad i watch it

Absolutely a beautiful and touching movie.