Today we’re going to get into a thicker subject, giving you ten great, emotionally devastating films. The films cited belong to the genres of drama and suspense, with plots that explain the most potent – whether in a positive or negative layer – about the existence and role of the human being in the world. It is also worth saying that all the options on this list require a lot of psychological attention from your viewer and are not recommended to everyone because of it. Let’s go to the list!
10º – Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)An old man has to deal with the changes in his life after his wife gets sick. Sad, ‘Amour’, directed by the Austrian Michael Haneke, is irreplaceable from the first to the last minute. A film that manages to capture as few as the intricacies of the final period of life, bringing to the viewer a powerful story.
9º – Irreversible (Gaspar Noé, 2002)Gaspar Noé presents a strong work on chance, life and, above all, time. The 97-minute length of the film tries in every way to bother the viewer. The extremely disturbing graphic content, the unusual option to tell the story in reverse order, its almost inaudible soundtrack that provokes human aversion and the option to display fragments of images that can cause epileptic attack in those who watch end up working against the viewer. ‘Irreversible’ is a film that changes the viewer’s way of looking at the world after watching it.
8º – Cries & Whispers (Ingmar Bergman, 1972)When a woman is in the final stretch of her life, condemned by cancer, it will be up to her two sisters to provide her some comfort in the midst of the pain. However, the presence of the two will only exacerbate the suffering of all those exposed there. ‘Cries & Whispers’ is a film that changes the way the viewer sees the world. Everything contained therein is of an amazing perfection. Not a few are the scenes that literally shudder at their intense substance, such as the monologue of the character of Erland Josephson in relation to one of the sisters under the figure of a mirror or the moment in which the characters of Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Thulin embark on a discussion about the constitution of the family relationship between the two. Anyway, there are several incredible moments of this film. One of the greatest works ever made in the cinema.
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