3º – Detachment (Tony Kaye, 2011)A solitary substitute teacher develops a special bond with some students of his last class, as well as with an unfit teenager he meets by chance. ‘Detachment’ raises a cold, somewhat empty atmosphere to the unfolding of the plot, working, scene after scene, with the worst that humanity has to offer. As in The Pianist, much of the success of this film is due to the presence of the actor Adrien Brody, with his melancholic model of acting.
2º – The Grapes of Wrath (John Ford, 1940)A poor family is forced to abandon their place of residence, starting a truck journey to California, where they believed they had good jobs for everyone. However, the journey is more suffering than it appeared, the difficulties are exacerbated and, to make matters worse, the place of destiny becomes notably less pleasant than they imagined. ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ is a sad movie in its synthesis, exposing a tangle of characters struggling, simply, for the right to live. A film that reflected the conditions of its time for some families, but which, even more than 70 years after its launch, still remains a reality for certain individuals.
1º – Grave of the Fireflies (Isao Takahata, 1988)In the plot, we will see the tragic story of two brothers trying to survive in the midst of World War II. Conceived in the format animation, we can easily say that ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ is the saddest film ever produced. Here, we will not see anything positive being employed by history, everything works by putting the viewer down. A sad movie in every way, not recommended for all types of audiences.