galtgulch Posted July 24, 2007 Share Posted July 24, 2007 (edited) I never learned about the Inquisitions in my school days and as a child first encountered the torments inflicted upon the innocent when I dared pick up my older brother's copy of The Third Reich to my utter horror. Virtually none of the Christians I have ever met have any idea what the Church did to non believers throughout history. This little gem of a movie captures the flavor of the ordeal suffered by an innocent beautiful girl played by Natalie Portman. It certainly has its flaws and incongruous moments which demand that we suspend disbelief. I was made to think that parts reminded me of Victor Hugo who was able to portray the human condition so poetically. I love costume drama and good acting and courageous acts of individuals who engage in hoped for ingenious actions in unthinkable situations. At a time when we have so many books written about the evils of religion I would hope this movie would reach a wide audience in the hope it would help many to acquire a perspective they otherwise lack.The reviews are not all that positive. It was not really enjoyable to experience and have to observe the blatant audacity of evil doers who would be entertained by the family of the girl victimized. I suppose the movie might be called thought provoking. i wonder if anyone else here has seen it and what they felt and made of it.galt Edited July 24, 2007 by galtgulch Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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