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ロザムンド・パイクが主演していた『エンテベ空港の7日間』を見に行ってきました。このブログでも何度か紹介した映画プライベート・ウォーも日本公開中ということで、秋のパイク祭りなるものも開かれているとか。

この事件の背景は高橋和夫先生が書いてくれていますので参照ください。




彼女が演じたのはドイツ人のハイジャック犯ということで、ドイツ語を喋るシーンが出てきます。彼女の経歴を見るとドイツ語が堪能ということになっていますが、この動画を見るとそうではないことがわかります。経歴はすごく見せようとするのはわかりますが、こんなすぐ足がつく嘘をつかなくても(笑)

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ロザムンド・パイク(ブリギッテ・クールマン)
ROSAMUND PIKE (Brigitte Kuhlmann)
1979年1月27日、イギリス生まれ。オペラ歌手の父親とヴァイオリニストの母親を持ち、7歳までヨーロッパ各地を転々とする生活を送ったため、フランス語とドイツ語に堪能。オックスフォード大学在学中から舞台やテレビを中心に活躍し、『007/ダイ・アナザー・デイ』(03)のボンドガールにハル・ベリーとともに抜擢され、話題となる。

2分4秒くらいから
"when I was suddenly told that, you know,  it was to be me and Daniel. And it didn't really make sense for scenes in which we spoke to each other not to be in German. You know, it's pretty a daunting challenge because I don't speak German although I had learned some German in school. But I though if I can pull this off, it'll be so cool. It'll, you know, we can have multiple languages in this film. It will give this Babel quality and it'll add something so vital to the texture of the movie."

こちらの動画でもドイツ語のシーンは難しかったと語っています。



母国語を喋るようにしているのなら、なぜイスラエル政府内部の首相と国防省とのやりとりなどは英語なんだとイスラエルのメディアはツッコミを入れていました。

The new film challenges the long-exalted Israeli version of Operation Thunderbolt.
21 Feb, 2018

One strange aspect of the film is that the characters speak in their native languages – including the Israeli hostages, who speak Hebrew – except for the Israeli government officials and IDF commandos, who all speak English with a mixture of American and Israeli accents. It is distracting to hear the hostages in the airport speaking Hebrew and then cut to Rabin and Peres arguing in English. Asked about this choice, Padilha admitted it was awkward, but said, “There is only so much that you can get away with in the studio system.” The more a movie is in any language other than English, “the less commercial” it is seen to be, he said.

ドイツ人ハイジャック犯を主演にした映画ですから、イスラエルメディアは批判的です。しかも国民的英雄とされる現ネタニヤフ首相の兄ヨナタン・ネタニヤフが作戦の初めに亡くなってしまうところでも怒っています。(まあ事実に基づいているようですが。。。)

But José Padilha’s 7 Days in Entebbe, a new film based on this incident that just had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival will annoy many in Israel with its revisionist view of the events that are often seen as one of Israel’s finest hours.

The most controversial aspect of the movie for some viewers will be the fact that it shows Yoni Netanyahu (Angel Bonanni) being killed at the beginning of the raid, rather than leading the action until dying at the last moment, as is the case in Operation Thunderbolt and as many have long believed. In recent years, accounts have come to light from fellow soldiers who were there and who said Netanyahu was killed early on. Among these is Amir Ofer, one of the first commandos to enter the airport and a technical adviser on the new film.

At a press conference, Padilha said he had done extensive research into details of the raid and had spoken to a number of commandos from the General Staff Reconnaissance Unit (Sayeret Matkal) who carried it out, as well as to former prime minister Ehud Barak, who was one of the planners of the rescue.

ですから、ドイツ人テロリストだけ丁寧に描いて他の人物は一面的だという批判が出るのもうなづけます。

In 7 Days, the plot is centered on the two German terrorists, Brigitte Kuhlmann and Wilfred Bose, played by the very attractive duo of Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike.
31 Jan

In 7 Days, the plot is centered on the two German terrorists, Brigitte Kuhlmann and Wilfred Bose, played by the very attractive duo of Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike.

We get their backstories in detail: she feels that her mistakes led to the arrest of her mentor, Ulrike Meinhof, and she is driven by guilt, while he is a hyper-intellectual publisher with a sense of humor and an inferiority complex.

The rest of the characters are totally one-dimensional. One of the Palestinians – and it’s no surprise I don’t remember his name – talks about how Israelis killed his family in Lebanon. But he only gets that dialogue so he can question the motivations of the Germans. “You’re doing this because you hate your country,” he tells Bose. “I’m doing it because I love mine.”

アメリカのHollywood Reporterはテロリスト側の視点にすら立っておらず、視点がぼやけているともっと手厳しいです。

1:30 PM PST 2/19/2018 by David Rooney

Perhaps that's partly because of the movie's failure to figure out exactly what we're supposed to make of the German characters. Are they martyrs, mere pawns used as heavies by the Palestinians and then nudged aside once they had served their purpose? Are they naive believers in one cause, co-opted opportunistically into another? Or are they people of passionate conviction who came to regret their actions?

The case seems strongest for the latter reading, since Bose makes eleventh-hour moves to demonstrate his humanity, while Brigitte pours out her sadness in an excruciatingly awkward monologue that defies description. (Poor Pike is even forced to hack off chunks of that wig in a trite visual metaphor for Brigitte cutting ties.)

But 7 Days in Entebbe ultimately feels wishy-washy because it never fully commits to anyone's perspective — not that of the Israelis and certainly not the Palestinians, nor the Germans or the 12 French crewmembers who insisted on remaining with the hostages even after the majority of non-Israeli passengers had been released. It should be a pulse-racing account of knife-edge real-life conflict and valiant heroics, full of needling political questions. Instead it's merely another slack thriller with underdeveloped characters and sputtering dramatic momentum.

事件の性質を考えれば手に汗を握るサスペンスとして描くことは可能だったと思いますが、どちらかというとドキュメンタリー的に丁寧に事件の展開を描いていた印象でした。お金を払ってまで見る価値があるかと言われると悩みますが、こういう事件って風化しやすいし、その当時の空気みたいなものもピンとこなくなっている今、スペクタクルドラマとして撮るよりも、どんな気持ちを抱えて事件を起こしたのかを描こうとした方向性は必要なことだは思います。
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