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The Common Feelings of the Common People
on January 11, 2007
I'm from Taiwan. More than 20 years ago when we watched this movie in the theater, something very unusual happened. After the ballet dance by Jorge Donn at the palace, the whole audience stood up and applauded. I mean, the audience at the very theater. It was such a powerful feeling that the audience just couldn't help it. We all stood up and applauded so hard to express our strong appreciation of his performance, even though we were NOT at the scene . Therefore, watching this movie became the most impressive experience I've ever had.
His dance for Bolero is such a "natural" body move along with Ravel's music tempo, both simple, repetitive, yet "powerful" !!
There isn't too much talk in this movie. Yet, the facial expression of each persona, even taken at long shots, tells you what's DEEP inside of them, the sorrow, the confusion, the regret, the compassion .... all silent....
Hope everyone would have a chance to "feel" this movie and share the common feelings of these common people.