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Bad Education (2004)
La mala educación (original title)

 

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Writer: Pedro Almodóvar (writer)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Language: Spanish
Year: 2004
Duration: 104 min

 

Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara,Daniel Giménez Cacho,Lluís Homar, Francisco Maestre,Francisco Boira, Juan Fernández

 

 

 

 

Pedro Almodovar dugo je nosio ožiljke vlastite mladosti provedene pod užasima Frankove klero-tiranije.
Kako sam Alomodovar kaže, koncept i priču “Lošeg odgoja” ( “Lošeg Vaspitanja”) sastavljao je gotovo desetak godina, ohrabrujući se za finalizaciju projekta. Rezultat je je ovaj film, koji je po mnogim kritičarima najkomlikovaniji i najdorađeniji ovog izuzetnog filmskog stvaraoca.

Gledaocima preporučujem da pažljivo odgledaju ovaj film , jer nije se lako snalaziti sa višestrukim identitetima glavnih junaka. Film sam morao odgledati dva puta, jer prvi put uz grickalice i kafu je bilo isuviše površno da bi se ušlo i bit svih dešavanja.

Film prati Enrikea, mladog filmskog režisera koji živi u Madridu. Enrikeu u posjetu dolazi osoba koja se predstavlja kao njegov školski drug Ignasio i nudi mu kratku priču inspirisanu njihovim dijetinjstvom i danima koje su proveli u školi. Enrike u mladom čovjeku ne prepoznaje Ignasija, diječaka sa kojim je pre mnogo godina otkrivao ljubav, filmsku umetnost, ali i strah, represiju i licemjerstvo.

Sve više sumnjajući u identitet mladića koji se predstavlja kao Ignasio, Enrike odlazi u Galiciju kod njegove majke, od koje saznaje da je Ignasio mrtav već četiri godine, a da je mladić koji je došao kod njega njegov mlađi brat, Huan koji je sebe naziva Angel ( umjetničko ime) i koji želi da u filmu glumi tranvestita Zaharu, glavnu ulogu po scenariju.
Zamijenjeni identiteti, izmješana prošlost i sadašnjost, film u filmu čine ovaj film najslojevitijim ikada napravljenim u Evropskoj produkciji.

Film o zlostavljanju unutar crkve, u kojem zlostavljeni sam postaje zlostavljač.
Bez obzira na kompleksnu strukturu filma, kino dvorane su po evropi bile pune, što je samo po sebi preporuka za ovaj film.

Bad Education (Spanish: La mala educación) is a 2004 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about two reunited childhood friends (and lovers) in the vein of an Alfred Hitchcock murder mystery. Sexual abuse by Catholic priests, transsexuality, drug abuse, and a metafiction are also important themes and devices in the plot. It is rated 18 in Spain, 15 in the UK by the BBFC and NC-17 in the US by the MPAA.

Two school boys, Ignacio and Enrique, discover love, cinema and fear in a religious school at the start of the 1960s. Father Manolo, the school principal and their literature teacher, is witness to and part of these discoveries. On discovering the two boy’s affection for each other, the priest, who is himself engrossed with Ignacio, is jealous and theatens to expel Enrique as a `bad influence’. In an attempt to prevent this Ignacio promises to do whatever the priest asks of him. The priest double-crosses Ignacio and expels Enrique anyway.

The film jumps to the 1980s with the boys now young adults. Enrique (Fele Martínez), a successful film director, is visited by a stranger (Gael García Bernal) in his office, an actor looking for work who claims to be Enrique’s boarding school friend and first love interest Ignacio. “Ignacio” has brought a short story with him that is about their time at the Catholic school together and the physical and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Father Manolo (Daniel Giménez Cacho). It also includes a fictionalized account of their (Enrique’s and Ignacio’s) reunion after all those years.

Enrique wants to adapt Ignacio’s story into a film, but “Ignacio’s” condition is that he play the part of Zahara, the transsexual lead. Enrique remains skeptical, for he feels that the Ignacio whom he loved and the Ignacio of today are totally different people. He drives to Galicia to Ignacio’s mother and learns that the real Ignacio has been dead for four years and that the man who came to his office is really Ignacio’s younger brother, Juan.

Enrique’s interest is piqued and he decides to do the movie with Juan in the role of Ignacio to find out what drives Juan. Enrique and “Ignacio” start a relationship and Enrique revises the script so that it ends with Father Manolo, whom Ignacio was trying to blackmail over the abuse to get money for sex reassignment surgery, having Ignacio murdered. When the scene is shot, “Ignacio” breaks out in tears unexpectedly.

The movie set is visited by Manuel Berenguer (Lluís Homar), who has read in the newspaper about the film and is none other than the real Father Manolo who has resigned from Church duty. Manuel confesses to Enrique that the new ending of the film is not far from the truth: the real Ignacio blackmailed Manuel, who somehow managed to scratch together the money but also took an interest in Ignacio’s younger brother Juan. Juan and Manuel started a relationship and after a while realized they both wanted to see Ignacio dead. This was facilitated by the fact that Ignacio was a heroin addict. Juan scored some very pure heroin, so that his brother would die by overdose after shooting up.

Enrique is understandably shocked and not at all interested in Juan’s weak vindications for what he did to his brother. Finally, before he leaves, Juan gives Enrique a piece of paper: a letter to Enrique that Ignacio was in the middle of typing when he died.

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