Hüter der Erinnerung – The Giver (2014)

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Hüter der Erinnerung – The Giver: Directed by Phillip Noyce. With Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård. In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.

“Based on the 1993 novel of same name by Lois Lowry, u0026#39;The Giveru0026#39; is a well-made film, that has dazzling visuals as well as soul. The only problem in this Social/Sci-Fi film, is its slow-pace, which needed some serious persuasion!u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026#39;The Giveru0026#39; Synopsis: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the u0026quot;realu0026quot; world.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026#39;The Giveru0026#39; makes good use of its interesting premise, by translating it into a good effort cinematically. But, as mentioned before, the slow-paced narrative bores, at least in the first-hour. The story moves on a lazy tone u0026amp; that definitely puts you off. The second-hour is engrossing u0026amp; the culmination, also, is very engaging.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMichael Mitnick u0026amp; Robert B. Weideu0026#39;s Adapted Screenplay takes its own time to catch momentum, but once it does, it arrests you with force. Phillip Noyceu0026#39;s Direction is fantastic. He has handled the entire film commendably. Cinematography is excellent. Editing is lazily done. Art Design u0026amp; Visual Effects are flawless. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003ePerformance-Wise: Jeff Bridges as The Giver, is restrained. Brenton Thwaites as Jonas/The Receiver, is earnest. Meryl Streep is masterful, in a negative role. Cameron Monaghan is impressive. Katie Holmes is alright.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eOn the whole, u0026#39;The Giveru0026#39; isnu0026#39;t without its flaws, but it also has enough merit to earn itself a viewing.”

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