The Ides of March / Ziua Tradatorilor

Televizorul este deschis pe CNN. Tocmai este prezentat un reportaj ce contine diverse statistici legate de alegerile prezidentiale americane, ceea ce imi aminteste de un film pe care l-am vazut cu ceva timp in urma.

“Ziua Tradatorilor” spune povestea lui Stephen Meyers, care se transforma din omul care avea totala incredere in candidatul pentru care lucra, intr-un om gol pe dinauntru, care nu mai crede in nimic si care devine parte dintr-un sistem format numai din asa-zisi prieteni, care de fapt se saboteaza constant cu scopul de a castiga personal.

Totul incepe cu entuziasmul lui Meyers, care se dedica non-stop campaniei pentru alegerile prezidentiale. Vedem un om destept, care stie exact ce are de facut si care este privit ca fiind printre cei mai buni in domeniul consultantei politice. Dupa ce o intalneste pe Molly, incetul cu incetul isi da seama ca cel pe care il ajuta sa ajunga in fruntea tarii este un om necinstit, care de fapt nu se deosebeste cu nimic de ceilalti candidati. Pana si cei din jurul candidatului, pe care Stephen ii privea ca pe prieteni sau colegi apropiati, ajung sa fie nimic altceva decat alti rechini disperati dupa sangele celor din jur. Dupa multe intamplari grele intr-un interval de timp foarte scurt, Stephen revine in postura de a-si indruma candidatul spre Casa Alba. De data aceasta insa nimic din jurul lui nu-l mai atinge cu adevarat, el se misca prin aceasta lume a minciunilor fara sa mai para ca ar fi cu adevarat viu, e mai degraba o fantoma care doar arata ca el, cel adevarat candva, lipsita de principiile in care credea inainte, acum doar niste valuri de fum indepartate de vant.

Acest film face parte din categoria acelor drame care iti deschid ochii si te forteaza sa privesti totul dintr-o alta perspectiva.

Distributia aduna mai multi actori foarte buni, ce anima povestea cu interpretari foarte bune ale personajelor ce trec prin anumite experiente menite sa le schimbe, iar pe noi menite sa ne dam seama de ce se afla cu adevarat in spatele a ceea ce ni se pare ca vedem sau ne este aratat. Din nou un film de George Clooney, ca de obicei un film de substanta.

Titlul original, “The Ides of March / Idele lui Martie”, duce cu gandul la ziua de 15 martie 44 i.e.n., cand Iulius Cezar a fost asasinat de membrii senatului roman. In film, conventia partidului urmeaza sa aiba loc pe 15 martie. Cine e Cezar? Cine joaca rolul senatului roman? Cine moare? Ramane sa aflati…

 

My telly is on CNN. It shows a story presenting diverse statistics regarding the American presidential elections. This reminds me of a film I saw a while ago..

The Ides of March tells Stephen Meyers’ story. How he transforms from the man who had total confidence in the candidate he worked for into a hollow man, who believes in nothing and becomes part of a system made out of so-called friends, who constantly sabotage themselves with the sole purpose of personal gain.

It all starts with Meyers’ enthusiasm and his non-stop dedication to the campaign. We see a smart man, who knows exactly what he has to do and is looked at as being one of the best people in political consultance. After he meets Molly, he starts to realise that the man he is helping get to the top of the country is a dishonest man, who isn’t really any different from the other candidates. Even the ones around him, whom Stephen regarded as friends or close colleagues, end up being nothing more than sharks hungry for the blood of those around them. After many difficult moments packed into a small amount of time, Stephen returns to the place from which he guides his candidate on the way to the White House. But this time, nothing around him really matters for him. He carries on through the world of lies without seeming to be truly alive. He’s more of a ghost of who he once was. A ghost which no longer cares for the principles he used to believe in and are now nothing more than smoke clouds cleared by wind.

This film is one of those films that force you to open your eyes and see things from a different perspective.

The cast brings together several great actors, which bring the story to life using brilliant acting of the characters that go through certain experiences that are meant to change them and are also meant to make us realise what really lays behind what we think we see or what is shown to us.

The title, The Ides of March, takes us to the 15th of March 44 B.C., when Julius Caesar was assassinated by the members of the roman senate. In the film, the state primary was going to be on the 15th of March. Who is Caesar? Who plays the role of the roman senate? Who dies? That is for you to find out…

The Ides of March / Ziua Tradatorilor (2011)

  • Directed by: George Clooney
  • Written by: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Jeffrey Wright
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