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This is one of the best movies I ever watched
on November 6, 2017
This is one of the best movies I ever watched. This movie explores the theme of love, beauty, and sexuality. The whole life of Malena is presented through the eyes of the young boy. Every time I watch this movie I cry because I understand what this boy feels. I think that this was his only love that he will never forget. Malena's beauty is her punishment. Our society is such that people like to create stereotypes. Malena was forced to become a prostitute; she had no choice. This is definitely a philosophical movie that reminds me of works of Fedor Dostoevsky . In one of his books Dostoevsky also described girls who had to work as prostitutes. Dostoevsky describes these girls as angels with bright feathers. Malena's fate is to suffer. The crowd in the city where Malena grew up could not swallow the fact that Malena is a gorgeous woman. Both men and women are mesmerized by her beauty. Women and men jealous and gossip, and as a result, Malena's reputation is damaged and she could not find a job to survive. The community is heartless. The boy is the only one who seems to understand Malena's situation and bravely helps Malena. This movie is about the true love.