Kekuatan Cinta, Penghianatan dan Kesediaan untuk Memaafkan
THE OTHER MAN
Penulis novel berkebangsaan Jerman Bernhard Schlink yang terkenal dengan karyanya bertajuk The Reader. The Reader adalah novel berbahasa Jerman pertama yang telah berhasil menjadi best seller dan dibahas di New York Times. Kali ini Bernhard berhasil merampungkan cerita film yang berjudul THE OTHER MAN yang diadaptasinya dari cerita pendek olahannya berjudul Flights of Love. Film THE OTHER MAN ini diperankan oleh aktor-aktor papan atas antara lain Liam Neeson (Peter), Antonio Banderas (Ralph) dan Laura Linney (Lisa).
THE OTHER MAN berkisah tentang seorang suami yang istrinya berselingkuh dengan pria lain namun yang Ia lakukan adalah hanya berusaha mengerti kenapa dan dengan siapa istrinya berselingkuh sampai akhirnya istrinya pergi menghianatinya. Bagi penggemar kisah drama tentang kekuatan cinta, penghianatan dan kesediaan untuk memaafkan, dan lebih dari itu cerita ini dapat membuka mata setiap orang yang menontonnya untuk mengenal pendamping hidup kita lebih dalam. Selain itu cerita ini juga banyak mengungkap tentang sebuah hubungan perkawinan, hubungan antara ayah dan anak perempuannya, sangat-sangat menyentuh”.jangan lewatkan THE OTHER MAN mulai 8 Juli hanya di Blitzmegaplex.
EALING STUDIOS PRESENTS A RAINMARK FILMS PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH GOTHAM PRODUCTIONS FROM THE DIRECTOR OF IRIS & NOTES ON A SCANDAL
Screenplay by RICHARD EYRE & CHARLES WOOD Directed by RICHARD EYRE Starring LIAM NEESON ANTONIO BANDERAS LAURA LINNEY ROMOLA GARAI Produce by FRANK DOELGER MICHAEL DREYER TRACEY SCOFFIELD
Genre : Drama
Rilis di Indonesia : 8 Juli 2009
Bahasa: English Durasi : 95 min
Peter, the CEO of a computer software company has been married to Lisa, a shoe designer, for well over 20 years when she disappears from his life.
From what we see of Lisa and Peter together they appear to have a very good marriage. They live near Cambridge and the company Peter founded and runs is one of the success stories of “Silicon Fen”. Lisa is a successful designer of couturier shoes. They have a daughter, Abigail, in her early twenties, who has a strained relationship with her father. Abigail lives with her boyfriend, George, who is a stonemason working on Ely cathedral, where Abigail is a sales assistant in the bookshop.
When Lisa is gone, Peter is going through her things and finds a note from her in the heel of one of a pair of red shoes. It reads “Lake Como”. He is perplexed, obviously the note has been put there for him to find but it means nothing to him, he’s never been there. He asks his daughter what it might mean; she doesn’t know and resents his questioning of her, as if he is trying to enlist her as a detective. Peter tries “Lake Como” as the password needed for a file denied him on Lisa’s laptop, and photographs are revealed of Lisa and another man. He also finds e-mails from a man called Ralph who has apparently been Lisa’s lover some time in the past and is now trying to revive their relationship.
With the help of one of his staff, Peter tracks down Ralph’s address; he lives in Milan. Peter, taking the enormous step of responding to the e-mail as if he were Lisa, travels to Italy, finds Ralph and befriends him. He plays chess with him, listens to his tall stories whilst at the same time teasing out information by means of “Lisa” e-mails and never revealing his identity.
At first Ralph has all the appearance and assurance of a successful businessman; then we discover that he is merely the janitor of the apartment block in which he lives. Gradually the long love affair of Ralph and Lisa is revealed in more detail – meetings in Milan where Lisa travelled for work, and the significance of “Lake Como” where their affair blossomed.
Abigail becomes worried about her father, follows him to Milan, and is horrified to find that he is writing increasingly intense e-mails to Ralph, encouraging him to think that Lisa wants to meet him in London. As she leaves him to get back to Ely she pleads with Peter to tell Ralph the truth. Peter refuses. Abigail is angry and exasperated and fears for her father’s mental stability. Now Ralph receives another email, sent from Lisa’s laptop, inviting him to meet once more at the Villa D’Este on Lake Como. Ralph, encouraged by the e-mails.
from “Lisa” decides that he will also give a party for her in London, the only problem being that he has a cash flow crisis. Peter gives Ralph enough cash to finance the trip to the Villa D’Este and the party in London. Ralph arrives at the Villa D’Este expecting a “second honeymoon” with Lisa, only to find Peter waiting alone for him in the restaurant.
Finally Peter reveals to Ralph who he really is, and that he has been sending the emails; we discover what has happened to Lisa. Peter travels home to Cambridge, and in a reverie he dreams about his wife, pours out his heart and is encouraged to use the experience he has had in Milan to mend his relationship with his daughter. Peter travels back to London, telephones Abigail and goes to Ralph’s party, where he accepts that Lisa needed the love of each of them in her life. Abigail appears at the party and she and her father are reconciled and Peter is finally able to accept George.
Posted on June 22, 2009, in Film and tagged 8 Juli, Antonio Banderas, CHARLES WOOD, drama, EALING STUDIOS, Flights of Love, IRIS, Laura Lenney, Liam Neeson, NOTES ON A SCANDAL, RAINMARK FILMS, RICHARD EYRE, ROMOLA GARAI, THE OTHER MAN. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.