Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Pan's Labyrinth

Last week I went to see the film Pan's Labyrinth. The film was set at the end of the second world war in Spain. A young girl and her mother go to live with the mother's new sadist of a husband. The film blends reality with a bleak fairy tale. In fact both the real and non-real stuff contains a lot of blood and guts. I liked the way that the sadist had a watch that was left to him after his father died. The watch was meant to be broken to remind the son of the son's potential bravery. However, the watch ticked and ticked through out the film. Fair enough, because the Captain was a coward on the inside.