The Danish Girl

Aloha amigos,

The danish girl here is actually a movie which have been banned in Malaysia, and I have to agree on that. For the influence of the movie and the impact it made are inappropriate for Malaysia cultures and belief.  But, I watched it to fill the gap of curiosity within me of what really is happening in the society.

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In this era, LGBT is no longer something unfamiliar especially since the United State approved the law that the LGBT community may have equal marriage rights . I believe as someone who is interested in medicine, these community will also be my potential patients and someone I will encounter in the future. And it is important to be liberal and accept those who already co-exist with us.

Briefly , this movie is about a man who discovered that he was actually a female soul living in a male body. He undergo sex change surgery to become a real woman.

The main character in this movie are Einar Wegener/Lily Elbe portrayed by Eddie Redmayne. I say he played that role extremely well, I am convinced that he really wanted to become a woman! The transition of the role was really smooth, as an audience I can feel that Einar Wegener are beginning to disappear slowly and Lily had also rise to dominantly take over the body and mind.

The struggle that Einar had as a husband is real. He loves his wife but at the same time he was also confuse with himself. He knows that Einar is not his true self, it’s Lily. And the more he tried to contain Lily, the more unhappy he become. So he decided to embrace who he really should be. As Einar learn everything about woman from his own wife and from all other women, Lily’s character started to bloom and grow. Soon , Lily is dominant completely and that is when she decided to undergo the surgery.

Despite , Einar/Lily was the main attraction here, my favorite character would be his loving wife named Gerda Wegener. Gerda was played by Alicia Vikander and she was the one who brings me tear and emotions. Through her, I could feel her love towards his husband Einar. And because of her love for him, she is being loyal all the way through. She knows how important Lily is so she supported him with every decision. At first, she really hoped she could bring Einar back to life. They went for many doctors to get help, but it seems like Lily was very determined. She choose to trust with Einar decision to become Lily and helped him with everything.

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One of the saddest moment to me is when she come home, it would be her husband greeting her. But one day, she came home and it’s Lily. The next day, it stills Lily. And it goes on every day. She had her own troubles as well and she really need the warmth hug and words from her husband , but Einar was forever gone. She misses her husband very much but still choose to take care of Lily.

Although this movie was told as based on true story , the movies aren’t really as accurate to the real novel.

So if you are someone who likes originality and open to new ideas, this will be a recommended movie for you. Make sure to add this into your Must Watch list!

Thank you.

Assalamualaikum.

 

 

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Inception

Hello readers.

What I’m going to share today is one of my favorite movie- Inception. Inception is a genius work of art and creativity. Incorporate science into a movie, and TARRAAA -Inception- is what you get.

I’ll give you a brief synopsis. Nope, this is not taken from google.

Inception means to plant an idea into someones mind. The story begins with Cobb and Arthur working for a company- this company demands them to steal information from someones dream- and that person is Saito.

Saito sensed something is wrong , he realized it was a dream so Cobb and Arthur failed the mission. Saito offered Cobb the inception job , and Cobb accept it. Cobb make it clear it would be his last job because he wanted to go home.

So, he set up a team of inception with Arthur, Yusuf, Ariedne and Eames. And of course, Saito wanted to join to make sure the job is done. As the plots continues, Ariedne found out that Cobb had a dangerous subconscious. And entering dream with dangerous subconscious was a threat to others in a shared dream.

They finished the job eventually. Cobb managed his subconscious and they succeed in planting and idea to a man named Fisher. Also, the ending supposed to be that Cobb finally arrived home and meet his children. But , it is a debatable ending so it is up to your perception through out the whole movie.

I say, Christopher Nolan- you’re a genius!

The hardest part for me in this movie, is to choose my favorite character. Because they all worked together so well! I mean, you can minus one character and you cannot proceed the plot.

So, I decided to choose Ariedne. She played a very important role as she was the first one to figure out about Cobb’s problems. She was the only female character yet she possessed a very strong personality. She wasn’t a weak person that needed to be support whatsoever. You can tell that she was independent.She was an architecture student with wonderful ideas and she designed the landscape of the dream- including every tiny detail.

My favorite part of her was when she messed up with physics in a dream. You know this scene if you watch it. She flipped the whole city to become a roof and she build a bridge from a reflection in a mirror. Such a quick learner.

My other favorite part- is her character with Arthur. Arthur is a pretty sly gentleman. He once tricked her to kiss him-making her believe by doing that it will stop the projection from looking at them. But then, Ariedne was gullible for the moment and that scene was an absolute cute.

As much as Arthur is a charmer, the most attractive character will always be Eames. I don’t know why , maybe his British accent. However, thumbs up for everyone worked in Inception.

We all love Christopher’s movies. He’s born to do this.

Speaking about the idea of inception, if inception is something scientist capable of, I would willingly volunteer to participate as a subject. I myself would like to discover things I might hide subconsciously and I would like to see how my subconscious create my projection. The best part I guess, is seeing what others are dreaming of.

At the end of the day, we would all share the same dream.