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this should be compulsary learning for every sosiology student in the world
Oh, my god, what a wonderful, depressing movie, that really hurt every inch of my body to watch. it is neo social realism from ireland this time at top level. its about a family of 6, having been evicted from their rented home, and we follow them for a few days in their frantic search to get a roof over their heads. you shouldnt believe that this happens in these days in this part of our modern world.but after curious searching, i have come to know that in ireland only there are about 10000- 25000 people that are categorized as family that are somehow homeless or without a fixed adress. this number excludes single people,addicts,alcoholics,hobo's and whatever, its pure families, mum, dad, and children without the warmth and safety of home dear home.....
there are factors in the story, such as shame,angst to seek help from velfare offices in case the children being taken away, lots of pride, and most of all the need to feel like a normal average succesfull human being. they could have used family for help, but bad realations are here a hinder for a solution like that....nevertheless, its a major problem, and they must never be forgotten. i am not rich and have striven financially when kids were small, but weve been careful, and sober on what weve spent money on, and i learnt to hammer an 3 inch nail in a plank of wood when i was 23, because i had to. the big shame for ireland is the vast amount of ghost residencies ,empty houses and apartment that are not used . they can expropriate milions of hectars for road development,making car parks,or building paths for bikes and pedestrians, why not expropriate houses and apartments as well.??extreme,but i ask??? the saying'' living in a box'' has got a new explonaion for me, namely living in a aluminum box with 4 round rubber wheels under....
acting....extremely well done both the adults and all the children. i just wanda what deadly said stories were told to make them children look so supersad and depressed.the dialouges and symmetry and dynamics of the acting a trully brilliant, i can only wish that this should be the candiate from the irish film board for the next academy awards 2020.
the grumpy old man are nearly exploding of mixed emotion after watching such a darn well made movie, and should have shared so much more, but the language barriere are to big and mjy fingertips are qiute numb at the moment, so have a look at this flick yourself,and please forget your besserwisser part of yourself and place yourself under the excact same emotional way the characters does.. its tough and it is an eyeopener en masse'..highly reccomended.
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