The movie The Educators by Hans Weingartner puts forth all the struggles of the post-unification in Germany. In Berlin, consumer and proletarian societies have eventually been forged together, and thus the film mainly struggles appropriately to find a stable balance between the issues. The movie mainly represents a trio of three very rebellious liberals, who decide to break into the homes of wealthy capitalists to rearrange their belongings and furniture rather than stealing the precious items. Additionally, this trio decides to leave a note passing a certain message such as notifying them as well as warning others. As the movie proceeds, the trio makes a great mistake, which forces them to take one of the victims as a shield or hostage. It is evident that the movie seems to represent a criticism to both the political idealism and extravagant consumerism with an aim of finding a middle ground between these two groups (Schulze and Deborah 100).
The movie The Secret of the Grain by Abdel Kechiche is about a North African immigrant, who settles at the south of France and partially revolves around food. After being laid off from work, Slimane decides to take his severance and thus sets out with a motive of transforming a rundown boat into a very attractive restaurant. In this restaurant, Slimane aims at specializing at his ex-wife’s fish and couscous hoping that clients will love the food. It is evident that Slimane is a divorced man, who moved into his lover Latifa, even though his entire family goes further to continue meeting at Souad’s home. The meeting is mainly arranged to be taking place on a weekly basis since many people especially Slimane family members’ love fish Couscous cooked by Souad his ex-wife. It is very certain that Slimane oldest son, Hamid too enjoys an extramarital affair at the same time ignoring his marriage with a Russian wife at the presence of their newborn baby boy. This act endangers his own family’s happiness and sanctity at the expense of the extra marital affair (Turk 180).
The film director of the movie The Edukators mainly focus on equipping the characters since they are used as the most effective tools throughout the movie. The characters are Jan, Jule and Peter are portrayed as friends, who seem to have a very strong bond between them. The main perceptive of director Hans Weingartner is to show the disparity that exists between the young dissenters and the capitalists. These youthful characters smoke and drink together, attack the arrogant as well as defending the defenseless. For instance, Jan defends an old man who was being harassed for not having the bus ticket. Another hysterical scene happens when Jule decides to sabotage her own old apartment than paying the deposit needed, and she goes further to scrapes the key along one of the buyers of Mercedes cars. In the movie, the capitalists are portrayed as very wealthy men, who only aspire to exploit the poor. Hardenburg is portrayed as a very wealthy man with expensive vehicles, lives in a mansion completely varnished and has a very myopic view concerning poor people.
In the movie The Secret of the Grain, the film director puts forth the intimacy and authenticity of the characters in a manner that the audience will be in a position to understand these people as well as knowing their relationship status. The movie director’s main perceptive is to show how women are treated in the society as many men usually have extra marital affairs, which leads to either a divorce or separation. Such actions are mainly considered as a bad influence to the family members especially the kids (Ebert 160).
Ebert, Roger. Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2011. Kansas City, Mo: Andrews McMeel Pub, 2011. Print.
Schulze, Hagen, and Deborah L. Schneider. Germany: A New History. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 2001. Print.
Turk, Edward B. French Theatre Today: The View from New York, Paris, and Avignon. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2011. Print.