Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarrito
Starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchette and many more
gunshot takes us on a journey from Morocco to America through to
Mexico and into Japan. It reveals a complex and tragic story from
each destination. It provides a powerful looking glass into the
lives of others, showing how we dont differ as much as we
We are taught through
searing tragedy and incidents triggered by human stupidity to open our
eyes, forget modern civilisation and start listening to each other. We
see through towering communication barriers, global politics and cultural
divides how the world can terrorise us when we least expect it.
The characters are deep and insightful, each has a problem to deal with
and the naturalistic way their issues play out turns this film into poetry.
This film is not about being tough and surviving it is about the choices
we make at times we feel we have none. It is concerned with cultural assumptions
that obscure reality and how our perceived differences keep us from connecting
to each other.
Although there is a lot to keep track of in this film there is a fluent
and seamless inter-cutting of the different segments that made me find
it impossible not to be entranced into the entirety of the film.