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  • Movie: The Madonna
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Duration: 14 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 12 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Watchers: 34

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The Madonna
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A short film taking on the subject of euthanasia (mercy killing). It doesn't have a definitive plot but the film's scenes revolves around a priest, his assistant (a nun) and various people seeking euthanasia. Add Synopsis In Spanish

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Duration: 14 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 12 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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TT Gascoyne
4 people found this review helpful
Nov 13, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I am reluctant to write a review because I could not understand this film. Religion is a very sensitive subject to many people and I do not want to tread lightly on sacred grounds without a fuller understanding. I had to watch this indie movie several times, replayed, and paused it and jot down long notes. Here I am writing, thanks to the helpful comments of KHS' faithful followers. My purpose in writing is to convey some observations that have probably not been previously mentioned.

Movies are mainly for entertainment but Madonna is entertaining with a noble purpose. The movie starts with optimism-the blue sky and white clouds, meaning a message of hope. Then a white cross beautifully decorated with flowers and twigs appears but it is spinning counter clockwise unlike the natural order of things. The white cross signifies purity and the message of the cross is beautiful. So, KHS is trying to warn us audience that the scenes following are not supposed to be the way they should be.

Some more symbolism I noticed, the corpse being wrapped in white cloth with artistically tied bows symbolizes that death can be beautiful for some. The dim light in the confessional box is supposed to convey that light or truth inside this box is dim. The priest hits the light bulb to make it work and that what he is trying to do. He is forcefully trying to make his wicked beliefs work. The priest being the representative of Jesus Christ, the light of the world is not properly representing him; the priest is distorting the truth. The bible in Exodus 20:13 stated 'THOU SHALL NOT KILL." No one has the right to kill anyone; it is God alone who creates and takes life. And salvation is through the redeeming work of Jesus Christ not the priest.

I noticed the different ages and genders of the people who wanted to die, young and old, male and female; different status in life. Death knows no one whether one is healthy, rich or poor. Death is sad as we can see from the colors of the film and the music; there's tears and sorrows and remorse. But like the beginning the film also ends with optimism- the blue sky and white clouds. THERE IS HOPE!!!

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Tru2miRt
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 11, 2015
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I recommend this movie without reservation. 2 thumbs up.
But, you must be prepared to see it more than once.
The first time you see it, you may be confused. Take few days off and then come back to it when your mind is more relaxed. It is a short film with brimmng with questions, messages, meanings and lessons. GHS pretty much did everything for this movie from story to music to directing it. One of my favorite!!
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