Sergio is a touching documentary revolving around the last hours of Sergio Vieira de Mello's life while delving into his charismatic personality and amazing past.
I liked the structure of this film. So many documentaries (well, at least, those I have seen) tend to follow a traditional timeline, but Sergio bounces back and forth between Sergio's personal history, his accomplishments within the UN, interviews from friends and family, and the accounts from two of the men who attempted to save his life.
"Touching" may not fully encompass the multitude of emotions that this film touches upon. In the end, a profound sense of loss- not only for this man's life but for how many other lives may have been affected by his presence, was what I was left with once the credits rolled.
I would highly recommend this film for people who enjoy documentaries or are interested in recent history... though I must admit I don't know if this would be of the type I could watch repeatedly due to its heavy emotional nature.
There is something about a movie that is slow but still riveting that I enjoy the older I get. Don't get me wrong, I still love my action flicks, but the elegance with which this tale was told was refreshing in part because of its pace.
I wasn't really sure what to expect- having heard only the basic premise, I was a little concerned that the tale would end up being cheezy- but for me, it was all the more chilling because of the thoughts I had after absorbing the film.
Also quite enjoyable was the setting of the film- I couldn't help but feel in need of a blanket while watching it- just looking at the ice sparkling in the trees made me cold, and it really added to the mood of the picture.
Overall, I'd recommend this movie to anybody looking for something a little different & thought provoking.