The soldier James Ryan
|of German titles:||The soldier James Ryan|
|original title:||Saving private Ryan|
|production country:||The USA|
|length (PAL - DVD):||163 minutes|
|of source language:||English|
|age release:||FSK 16|
|direction:||Steven play mountain|
|film script:||Robert Rodat|
|production:||Steven play mountain, Ian Bryce, Mark of Gordon, Gary Levinsohn|
|camera:||Janusz fire-place ski|
The soldier James Ryan is an US-American war film. Production costs amounted to 65Millions US Dollar. The conversions with this film were obtained, were more than 400 million US Dollar.
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after with the invasion of the Allierten in normandy to 6.6.1944 two brothers, who serve Army in US, around the life coming, and third shortly thereafter into new Guinea in the fight with that Japanese falls, decides the general staff, the fourth brother, James Ryan, to send home to its nut/mother. As a paratrooper after the landing in normandy James Ryan probably is briefly in a dangerous situation. Thus a achtköpfiges employment team is out-sent, in order to save it.The story is based on a true history. Three of the four Nile and - brothers fell in 2. World war. A troop was sent, in order to bring the fourth welfare home. The film consists of two action strands, a shorter and more intensive, which shows the landing of the allied ones, anda calmer, with which it concerns the search for James Ryan.
1. Part: The landing in normandy
“the soldier James Ryan” offers one of the most impressive cinematic conversions of the landing of the allied ones in normandy at the” D-Day “6. June1944. While on all other beaches the landing by artillery - and airplane attacks was well prepared and to a large extent calmly ran, it came on the Omaha Beach shown in the film almost to a disaster for the allied ones. By inaccurate bombardment the German attachments and crews remainedto a large extent intact and violent Gegenfeuer could carry out, which the infantrymen at the beach were unprotectedly delivered and were down-shot complete numerous boats fully soldiers with the door or few seconds after. A small group of soldier, those is shown the landing at the beach to have survived and at oneexactly numbered place a breach into the German attachment plants above the dune chain to strike must. Differently than in the film the landing dragged on into the afternoon. Historically correctly it must be stated that the allied ones thought also of a retreat at this beach section. Thosewith all means lastingly the cinematic representation of the war is considered to the illusion machine cinema working production of having a horror as in an educated manner and affected.
2. Part: The search for James Ryan
Captain Miller makes itself after the landing in normandy (Omaha Beach) with sevenSoldier on the search for the paratrooper James Ryan, whose three brothers are fallen already in the war. On the search for Ryan, coined/shaped by numerous Wirrnissen, they come into a set of engagements with the Germans, them all win and numerous Germanskill, with which in addition, two members of the troop die in dramatically produced way.
In combat they shoot all German soldiers, them by the Zusammensturz of a wall in a impact suddenly find and those the American group of soldiers with weapons also pulledface. When an inhabitant of one it contested French city a soldier its child to entrust wants the soldier of a German sniper becomes angeschossen and must on the road bleeds, since the sniper waits only for the fact that further Americans the wounded one zuhilfe and in the field of fire of the snipercome. When an American sniper finally kills the German, the American is already dead. In further combat they attack a German mg position and kill all soldiers up to one, which they surveyed, want it however “to execute”, because an American with the attack aroundLife came, which is prevented however by the Captain and Corporal Aphem. In further combat, with which they meet on Ryan, they kill all passengers of an armored sounding command, which they fire at with a Panzerfaust and which passengers niedermähen when stepping out.
Ryan has the task,a bridge with only one handful of further paratroopers, important for both sides, against a Gegenstoss of the Germans coming with security to defend must. It refuses abandoning its comrades and so Miller seizes the resolution, with his men with the defense of the bridgeto help. Only Ryan and two further members of the troop survive the battle. The dying Captain Miller requests Ryan to make and prove somewhat special from its life that it was worth the action. As an old man Ryan returns to normandyand salutes to his Captain at its grave before his met children and Enkelkindern.
the film is only vordergründig an anti-war film with urgent, close-to-reality photographs, which show the war in its brutality, in its cruelty and in its human wrong.
Become actualbut among other things straight by this very brutal, hard representation in very subtle way hero courage, desire for going through, for “holding out, auch wenn's times hard becomes”, etc. and thus in reality a militaryistic basic adjustment publicises. “The soldier James Ryan” is also very “more American”Film, with strongly patriotic tones, which can have an unpleasant taste outside of the USA.
This becomes obvious in particular if one imagines in a thought experiment the same film with exchanged German and American sides: Hero courage, intelligence and skill when overcoming difficulties as well as child love(A small French girl is saved by the US main figures) one finds only with the US main figures, not however with the German opponent, who is explained throughout negatively. Also long discussions, with personal anecdotes, are those the main figures to appear “human” let and sympathy arouse only on more American,not however on German side. Here again one finds characteristics such as Skrupellosigkeit and brutal procedure (repeated shooting of US prisoners), to art (a German sniper wounds a US soldier instead of him to kill, with it he its comrades to likewise shoot can), cowardice (a German prisoner asks extensively for grace,around not to be shot) and dishonesty (the same German prisoner continues to fight, after it had not been released to further-fight intending any longer, later nevertheless against the Americans).
In the entire film the death from American soldiers in the smallest bloody detail becomes after all, It is represented to rules of the art by out-pouring Gedärme, torn off member masses, painful dying after a shot in the larynx or penetrating shouts of pain and excessive use by film blood. The death of their opponents however has a satisfaction of the revenge emotions evoked before with the spectator with his representation onlyto the goal.
However the American soldier is also not explained as an absolute hero. So also once shooting of German soldiers, who had surrendered, by US soldiers (if also not of the heroes of the film), is shown. This acting becomes however by the personalisierte representationthe leading actor relates and justified (“you must into the war pull, are far away from at home, must the brutality of the war experience, there can one already times a little rev up. ”). By this stylistic means of the self criticism the film appears - and the connected with itdoubtful stating still more realistically.
The representation of many military details (uniforms, equipment, etc.) work likewise realistically. Everything at the film works - straight also by the brutal representation of the fight - absolutely realistically, this aroused with the historically not informed spectator that it evenly also exactly the sameto have been must. Particularly the beginning of the film invasion of Omaha Beach leaves a lasting impression. With sequential duration this film loses however much from this realism and lands at the end hard at the border for fiction. Thus numerous “strangenesses” fall (among other things Mass attacks of German soldiers,pushed in crowds the few US defenders in a city attack, “skinhead” - hair-styles of the German soldiers, throughout unsympathisch ugly actors on German side, etc.) up, which the film - however only with closer Hinsehen - in another light to appear leave. If become necessary disturbing historical “details”the tenor of the action (Patriotismus, comrade shank, sacrifice and hero courage) sacrificed. E.G. the attacking US soldiers stuck nearly the whole 6.Juni 1944 at Omaha Beach and had to accept heavy losses. In the film the US soldiers overcome however by their fate, their intelligence and their courage within10 min the German defense (in contrast z. B. to an earlier film “the longest day”, at which this is represented in correct way). In the film are still further numerous examples.
These historically inkorrekten representations can in view of production costs and the military-technical consultation throughthe US-Army during the film with information lacking to be explained, but does not point rather on an intention of the film.
Technically outstanding made, the statements of this war film are altogether at least extremely doubtful and the film can in this regard with true anti-war films as “in the westnothing new " and “ways to the fame”, which really actually question the sense of the war, reliably do not compete.
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