The Forgiven

Tagline : Everything must be faced.

Runtime : 117 mins

Genre : Drama

Vote Rating : 5.8/10

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Plot : Over a weekend in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, a random accident reverberates through the lives of both the local Muslims and Western visitors to a house party in a grand villa.

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_The Forgiven_ is a peculiar film that seems to be trying to say something about poverty or the wealthy being blind to anything that isn’t directly under their noses, but it also squeezes in a few jabs at racism. The whole thing about throwing mice off of rooftops while wearing parachutes with swastikas on them is really bizarre. The film alludes to death and uncertainty at every turn with verbal descriptions of torture and a brief clip of Hershel’s beheading on The Walking Dead. Despite the best efforts of a massively talented cast, _The Forgiven_ trudges around in circles to the point where you don’t care what its destination is as long as it finally and truly ends. **Full review:**

Despite a rather a decent cast, this is all a bit of a non-story. It centres around a soirée being given by the rather ostentatious gay couple "Richard" (Matt Smith) and boyfriend "Dally" (Caleb Landry Jones) deep in the Moroccan desert. Travelling to that get-together are "Jo" (Jessica Chastain) and her rather drunken husband "David" (Ralph Fiennes). Along the way, in the darkness, a young boy "Driss" steps in front of their car and he is killed. Repatriating his body with his family exposes "David" to some of the traditions and culture of the local people who deal with their grief in a traditional manner - one that requires the man to journey to the boy's home, to meet his father - and to try to make some amends. Meantime, his rather unconcerned wife stays with their hosts and makes merry with the handsome "Tom" (Christopher Abbott). There is certainly some beautiful cinematography of the environment in which these two have chosen to live, and the film offers a gentle opportunity to observe how the rather libertine lifestyles of two gay men and their eclectic group of friends clashes with the long-established culture of their community. That gives some handsome people a chance to flirt and wander around scantily clad for much for the film, but the story is really quite lacking. Fiennes is fine as the disillusioned drunkard, but the rest of the cast are unremarkable (usually the case for the over-rated Smith) and the ending is, well, really quite disappointing. At all but two hours long, it is also too lengthy. What little plot and character development there is in no way justifies the film dragging on for quite this long. It's a good film to look at, but like a meringue - there isn't too much going on when you probe deeper which is a shame because at times the film presents us with personalities that are almost colonial in their attitudes, and that could have been built upon to give the narrative and characters more depth.

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