The Secret Scripture

Roseanne McNulty, in his youth — irresistible life-loving beauty, with the greater part of his life in a psychiatric hospital. Rosanna was behind bars for so long that nobody remembered why she was there. When the clinic came the famous psychiatrist, Dr. Greene, the mysterious fate of the patient caused him particular concern. Once green found the hidden diary of Rosanna. For several decades, she recorded her memories in the form of snatches. In them the mystery of her imprisonment and the story of the remarkable life and consuming love, passionate, painful, tragic...

Director:
  • Jim Sheridan

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-10-13
IMDb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: IE
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:48m
reviews
Letitia Darrill
24 June 2017 | 05:51

In the history of modern cinema there are many occasions when the Directors representing the Albion, exposed the skeletons in the closet of Ireland, has always considered himself a bulwark of Catholicism, and portrayed this vaunted piety as the rabid religious rigorism, not much different from obscurantism. To just to make you think "Magdalene Sisters" by Peter Mullan and "Philomena" by Stephen Frears. "Tablets of fate" of the famous Irish Director Jimmy Sheridan, in the base of which lay not less remarkable than the film itself the book is the story of Sebastian Barry (suffice it to say that the book was awarded numerous prizes rare book world), with no less than of its predecessors with rage, fell upon the Institute of Irish Catholicism.

The place is located in the picturesque Irish province clinics want to build a modern SPA-hotel, but the last stronghold of the clinic turns out to be a hundred years old Rosanna McNulty, resolutely refusing to leave its walls — she held in them more than fifty years, and these years, the walls of the clinic have become her home. The hospital management sent as an envoy for the negotiations with Rosenau Dr. William green, famous for its ability to persuade, and rose tells him a poignant story of his life.

Sheridan, himself an overworked book Barry for the script of the film, smartly managed and fun with due share of drama to tell a complicated story of love flowing simultaneously in two time planes — during the Second world war and nowadays. Difficult because proud freedom-loving, rose managed to fall in love with Michael McNulty, who in contrast the Catholic population of the town was a Protestant, than provoked the tangle of religious intolerance, the border with hatred, lies and slander as the train which ran over character in throughout her life, bringing her so many disappointments and losses, aggravated by the fact that she put the eyes of the young pastor of the local Church. Analogy with the recent "Underworld" Martin Koolhoven suggest themselves, but, in contrast he, Sheridan manages to dilute the gloomy atmosphere of racy Irish humour (impact a young person's back the night of the dance in the village hall for the too close adherence to partner- "where place of the Holy spirit?") and beautiful pastoral beaches of the Irish hinterland and the sea, which plays an important role in the story (by the way, the whole this beauty is removed by the efforts of our compatriot Mikhail Krichman, longtime partner Andrei Zvyagintsev, for which the "Tablet" became debut on the world tinaarena). The cast have worked on the glory - Vanessa Redgrave with its grace dignity gave way elderly Roseanne, Rooney Mara revealed the secret appeal of her character for men youth, surprised and Theo James, familiar to viewers of the franchise "Divergent" and almost not the first time acted in such a dramatic role. All this in General — and fine acting work, and wonderful sea landscapes the story itself, affecting the audience's imagination the fact that it occurred in our progressive twentieth century, its uplifting finale make "tablets of fate" in the film, which will be those who loves these epic canvases as "The notebook"

7 of 10

Arly Tessler
24 August 2017 | 06:53

The action takes place in two time strata — in the first years of world war II and fifty years later the Irish Outback. The narrative reveals to the audience the vicissitudes of life, rose McNulty, which is a whim spent half a century in a psychiatric hospital. It is unjustly accused, first in debauchery, and then murdering their own child. The truth will be revealed only after a few decades, with records and sketches of the rose, which she wrote the pages of the Bible. (Hence the movie name — literally "secret tablet".) Memories women, restored in this diary puts us in the 1940s. Fifty years ago rose, a young, charismatic, confident in his girl, came from Belfast his native town, but remains of this stranger, though met the love that brought her happiness mount...

The film "tablets of fate" in his poetry is reminiscent of "Light in the ocean", but more dynamic and intense, though the palette of colors and emotions in something similar. Love and pain... Senseless cruelty of destiny to poor woman, who only at the end of his life he felt truly happy. But who would could think her son will... and that you will learn after watching the movie up to the end. After all, to the latter is not wanted to believe that she killed her child. Not could. And all my life longed for their pilot, who had a terrible death. And for what?!..

Another striking bright, anticlerical sunk the film. The priest, pursuing the main character; the nuns have established in the workhouse prison orders and taking away children from women. Shown the falsity of religion, disfiguring people. In this context, the clear symbolic meaning of diary of the main character. For the unclear lines of the sacred books, rituals and religiosity hide live human destiny, which are sometimes easy to distort in a fit of fanaticism.

But in the end is the feeling of grief — the main character, from which took away her husband, her son, freedom and the mind, all the same takes your house and calm. But she had to endure!..

Of course one of the advantages of the films are stunningly shot landscapes of the stern and the Irish poetic nature. If I feel the cool touch of the waves in alive hear the sound of the surf capricious and feel the touch of salty wind.

However, there are some faults, a few spoil the overall impression of viewing.

First, don't believe that the main character can make the mind of all men in the County have over them "special power". However, the secret of her attraction consisted in her otherness, in the freedom of the rebellious disposition. For this rose was afraid of.

Secondly, how can a woman in late in the pregnancy to run with sprint speed? And then to swim in icy water? Do all can be attributed to a state of extreme stress? But in principle it is possible to close eyes on such the flaws of the script.

Third, on my personal taste, the ending though, and positive, a little melodramatic. However, the more harsh the ending would spoil the finish already saturated by the tragic mood of the film.

7 out of 10

Ketty Brufsky
02 June 2017 | 12:55

Know what the film is based on the novel by Sebastian Barry, but the book is not read. Again very very contradictory impressions. Want at the same time and praise to obstinate.

So... Before the dismantling of the psychiatric clinic in her call the doctor, who should advise the obstinate patient, Roseanne McNulty. He Dr. Greene is not understand why is such an action, but being true to the profession, comply with the request. It is noteworthy that the usual old lady is sympathetic only in General Greene and his constant nurse. The rest of the staff is eager to get rid of ladies, moving to another institution. After reviewing the personal file and medical records, the doctor finds strange, so asked the woman to tell her story.

The first thing caught eyes — some briochette. And wasn't constant flashbacks, and in minimum time. The Director as if not enough timing to show the story in full scale. So, it is unclear why the young Roseanne on the background of the residents of the town considered to be a particularly freedom-loving. We have not shown how to behave her peers or the other ladies, nothing to compare with it. The hero, Theo James, father Gaunt, is not less questions. No religious background or misoneism in doing, it's just a Horny villain of comics. It and turned the film in a rather flat, if not say well-worn, the story of a patient of a madhouse.

Another minus — comic individual moments. For example, can a woman in late in the pregnancy to dissect the space with the speed of an athlete-marathoner, and parachutist accidentally landed in Windows beloved. A full set of uniforms appeared, as if out of Santa's bag also laughable.

Liked Vanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara and Jake Raynor. However, the last caramel got the role, not requires a lot of commitment. Eric Bana appeared in already familiar roles: I came, I saw, sat and looked pretty. But here again the mistake of the Director and screenwriter, which do not given a character to open up.

Along with the, the film awakens and positive emotions, because it is suitable for viewing. Plus his adds picturesque scenery and well-made costumes of the time.

PS Why not specified Adrian Dunbar involved in the modest, but a significant role?

6 from 10

faq
How long is The Secret Scripture?
2h 28m
Who is the director of the movie The Secret Scripture?
This tv-show was directed by Jim Sheridan.
What is the genre of The Secret Scripture?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Romance.
Who starred in The Secret Scripture?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Rooney Mara, Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana, Vanessa Redgrave.
What is The Secret Scripture IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.7.
When was The Secret Scripture released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-10-13.