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Slnko v sieti (The Sun in a Net) (1962)





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An in-name-only, direct-to-video sequel to 1995's blockbuster thriller The Net, The Net 2.0 begins with a new character - a stunning computer tech named Hope Cassidy (North Shore'sNikki DeLoach) - who travels to Istanbul, where she plans to take a new job. Yet Hope soon finds herself pursued by dozens of unsavory characters and underhanded types, who threaten to "erase" her identity by wielding the power of the internet's dark side. Helmed by Charles Winkler (the son of The Net's director, Irwin Winkler), The Net 2.0 co-stars Keegan Connor Tracy and Demet Akbag. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
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On DVD: Feb 7, 2006
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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In The Sun in a Net (Slnko v sieti; dir. ?tefan Uher, 1963), almost no information is received by any of the characters directly from its source. Instead, their perceptions of things must be mediated through something else, and they rely on this mediation to experience life as they know it. This is reflected in the title?s position in the film, as well: the time that the audience is shown the sun the most directly?despite a lot of references to it throughout the film?is through a fisherman?s net. The net, then, acts as a kind of ?middleman? between the sun and the viewer. That is to say, it is only through something else?the fishing net?that the sun can be perceived.
The most direct instances of one-on-one intermediation in the film are the interactions between the blind mother character, Stanislava Bla?ejová (Eli?ka Nosá?ová), and her two children, Bela (Jana Beláková) and Milo (Peter Lobotka). In a move that can speak more largely to how trustworthy facts are when received from a secondary source, Milo lies to his mother about how much he can see the solar eclipse?which he attempts to look at through a piece of burnt glass, another intermediary device. In reality, the solar eclipse was not very perceptible through the overcast sky. But, since she was unable to discern this herself, he instead gave her the type of information that he thought she would like to hear?that the sky was clear and beautiful. He lies to make conditions seem better to someone who has no way of knowing for herself whether or not the conditions are good or bad?a strategy that can be compared to the practice of government officials of making it seem like the state of the country is better than it actually is. Average citizens of Czechoslovakia would have to rely on superficial testimony from the government that everything was going good, rather than investigating the issues themselves. The Czechoslovakian people are as ?blind? as Mrs. Bla?ejová.

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