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Monday, March 31, 2008

The Day that True Love Died

I recently came across a movie scene that I could not take my heart or soul out of it. I find myself wanting to watch it over and over again in search for a hope to numb my senses. Cold and snowy imageries fill this 33 minutes length story on screen. A father plays with his son in the snow filled cover fields as they converse in smiles and laughthers. Ultimately this is a story about of a father's decision. The film is called "Most" which means bridge in Czech. A simple but beautiful and profound story, MOST quietly stuns my heart. Indeed, this 2003, short film earned an Academy award nomination for best short film and went on to win top prizes at three other film festival. Watch the clip below and let the music inspire you and let the scenes transforms you...

The film depicts a father and son loving each other very much. Stargazing or enjoying tea together, the two are nearly inseparable until...

MOST also lets the viewer see the depravity of some of the train passengers. And, it also depicts new life and new hope to one of the train's most desperate passengers. This beautiful and poignant piece of work evokes questions that no one wants to answer or make because it reaches the very core of a human's heart. As I watched this film, I couldn't help projecting myself in the father's role of enjoying the many moments with my own son and perhaps that's why I try very hard to numb myself.

Search your heart with the extended scene below in it's original sound and ask yourself what would your decision be if you were the father. Observe carefully the faces of the passengers and I can honestly tell you that I will do the exact opposite of what this father did in this scene and I believe that's why I am a fallen being.


What would you do? Would you pull the lever?

31 comments:

Pater J said...

We are all fallen beings. This is the most touching riveting scene I have seen. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy from Ohio said...

I can only hope that I won't be put in such decision making. God is good.

Beetle said...

Such a powerful film. Thank you for sharing it. I wouldn't like to have to make that choice!

Mama Joe said...

I don't think I can pull the lever. I just can't see myself doing it.

Jack said...

What a moral dilemma this will be. I will choose not to pull the lever as well.

KC Kim said...

SOmetime i really want to pull the lever especially when they don't listen. :P

wilbau said...

To me this short movie is like a thumbscrew to get prepared for the nailing on the cross.

Helen Ginger said...

A wonderful short film. And a brilliant actor as the father.

I agree with others, I would hope I would never have to make the decision. If I look into my heart, I believe I might sacrifice myself for others, but not my child.

Nancy Grey said...

What a tribute and the suffering of a father's conscience.

I will put pull the trigger.

Buggy said...

No I won't pull the lever for bunch of strangers. This is a great short film and it does touch the very core of a human's soul. You have a great blog and love the messages you convey. Keep doing what you are doing.

The Fearless Blog said...

This film breaks my heart. I could not do what God has done or what that man has done. I pray the Lord will never make me choose.

Elena said...

It's difficult to imagine that you would pull the lever but we have time to watch & ponder the situation. The father only had moments to make his decision. I believe that in times like this where we must make such a decision we would probably do just as this father did.....

Pauline said...

This is such a hard decision and in a moments indecision, I don't know what would happen but I can't bare imagining the lost a child.

BungBung said...

I agree that this is a great movie. The scenes sets the mood of the father and the color sets the mood of the viewer. Great illustration and yes, I will have to pull the lever morally but my heart will take over at that very moment.

BK JO said...

A fallen person indeed even if this situation wasn't put forth to test me. I pray that I would never be put in such situation to make my failure as a being further exemplify. HE is GREAT.

Jbuck said...

WOW, what a great video. It really touched me at a special time. Thanks! May we remember, it was a choice, and He would do it again if He had the choice to make again. Praise Him

SheilaN said...

It's a very moving story, sometime we are just like the people on the train, we don't realize what God or someone else did for us and He is stil taking care of us even if whe dont know Him. Thank You so much!

Shadow Cat Queen said...

I'm off to hell in in a hand cart i'm afraid. No pulling of levers to save the life of others when my childs life is at stake, no question about it - the continuation of my genes are more important than anyone else's.
BTW, JC did'nt die for me, i never asked for the favour and i would'nt expect anyone to do something that i was'nt prepared to do myself. I look after myself, tis the way of the world and i prefer it that way...i am a control freak :O)

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J W said...

This is the most touching story I have seen this year. Thanks for sharing!

JafaBrit's Art said...

I have to wonder what is worse to live with, being responsible for the loss of your child or people you don't know? To me it would be the less of 2 evils, I wouldn't be able to pull the lever.

What a powerful scene, my heart was in my mouth and tears in my eyes. I would hope I never had to make such a choice.

Debbie said...

I am not commenting on this post, but I am commenting on your blog design. Although the white letters on a black background is stunning, it has the effect of blinking lights. This effect can cause migraines in some people or be intolerable. I really wanted to read the rest of this blog, but I can't. For some reason, I am compelled to close my eyes.

Debbie

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liz said...

Truly a powerful film.
I don't think I could pull the lever myself...
Thanks for sharing..

Mushy said...

Truly God loved us...I'm not sure my love would be so unselfish.

Jasko said...

Wow, a tremendous movie, thanks for sharing. It has touched me very deep. I am the father of the most adorable 10 months old boy. It's been a heart wrenching watching this movie. Would I pull a lever or not? Probably I will, but also I would find a way to join my son.

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cecile said...

hi milton! can you please give me the title of this film u saw? i would like to check it too. by the way thanks for adding mybloglog)me. you may post the title in my shout box (in my blog)

Jim said...

As a father and grandfather I have looked deep into my heart. This short but powerful film gripped me and I had to think hard. I have to say honestly that I would not have pulled that lever. I wonder if that makes me a bad person.

Cha said...

What an awesome film. It so moved me to tears. To have such a reminder of what God has done for us. Wow.
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

no I couldn't pull the lever! Gods love for us is greater than the sacrifice *I* could make. Also, in todays society (just a side note) this man would be "judged" poorly by any decision he made by the press! Can't you just see it on Nancy Grace? Sad !!!!
Wonderful blog - full of insight and messages for all. Well Done!