All Things Fair (Lust och fägring stor) (Love Lessons) Reviews
I like the church scene.
how come, too dramatic
how would he be attracted by her?
how she would feel okay to be with a boy who can be her son?
it is not convinc
that it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 68th Academy Awards
While the plot has some exciting moments, everyone surrounding Stig is a bit more interesting than himself, but we get a sense of how he grows into a more mature young man and that the passionate affair may not be all that life is about. Considering the consequences, he finds out that love can be just as harsh as the rest of the world. Viola begins to lose it a bit after Stig tries to break off the affair after hooking up with a girl his own age, but she retaliates, and you can bet the Stig regrets what he has done. Coming from a poor family and having an older brother volunteer to fight in the war, it all amounts to a desire to learn from his mistakes and expand his knowledge as well as develop more sincere relationships, and not end up like everyone else.
My favorite aspect of the film was probably the character of Kjell, a failing salesman, alcoholic and classical music aficionado who would rather be called Frank, because everyone likes Frank Sinatra. He also happens to be Viola's husband, and Stig manages to learn a bit from him about women's stockings, Mahler and inventing gin dispensing bird clocks, while getting it on with his wife in the meantime. I wish I could have found myself in a more valuable learning environment like that.
In the end, Stig takes all he has learned from his schooling, even literally.
Excelente pelÃcula y guiÃ³n, y notable actuaciÃ³n de Tomas Von BrÃ¶mssem (el mismo que interpreta al tÃo de Ingemar en "Mi vida como un perro", mi pelÃcula favorita)