2017奧斯卡前瞻:最佳外語片花落誰家


ANN@The China Post

除了《托尼•厄德曼》,今年還有哪些獲得奧斯卡最佳外語片提名的作品值得關注?本屆奧斯卡最佳外語片評選結果是否會受到特朗普反移民政策的政治影響?被“禁穆令”擋在門外的伊朗影片《推銷員》主創是否會現身奧斯卡頒獎禮?一起來看看今年奧斯卡最佳外語片獎都有哪些令人期待的亮點。

On Oscar night the winner of the award for Best Foreign Language film probably won’t get much publicity – it seldom does. 一般來講,在奧斯卡之夜,最佳外語片的贏家可能不會得到太多關注。

Yet compared to only a few years ago the category is no longer a byword among Oscar voters for baffling obscurity. 不過,和幾年前相比,這個獎項已經不會再因為不出彩而成為奧斯卡評審的笑料。

And this year one of the films shortlisted is already lined up for a Hollywood remake. 而好萊塢已經準備將一部今年的提名電影翻拍。

LAND OF MINE 《地雷區》

Country: Denmark 國家:丹麥 Language: German with some Danish and English 語言:德語、丹麥語及英語 Denmark’s track record in this category: 11 nominations including 3 wins 丹麥獲獎記錄:11提3勝 Director: Martin Zandvleet 導演:馬丁•贊裡維特

Story: Immediately after World War Two on Denmark’s west coast, a group of teenage German soldiers are to clear some of the two million landmines which Germany deployed on beaches and along the shoreline to deter an Allied invasion. They are supervised by the Danish Sergeant Rasmussen who at first seems filled with violence. 劇情:為了阻止同盟軍的進攻,德軍曾在沙灘和海岸線地帶部署了的200多萬顆地雷。第二次世界大戰結束不久後,一群年輕的德國士兵要在丹麥西海岸清除一部分地雷。監管他們的是最初看起來非常暴力的丹麥中士拉斯姆森。

Will it win? Voted Best Danish Film at last year’s Danish film awards. It’s well acted both by Roland Moller as the sergeant and by the young actors who play the Germans. When early on Rasmussen delivers a savage beating for no clear reason, we guess that the story will see him humanised by his contact with the soldiers he appears to despise. A couple of incidents late in the film seem there only for dramatic convenience and don’t convince. The scenes of defusing mines are impressively tense and hard to watch. 預測:該片在去年的丹麥電影節上被評為最佳國產片。羅蘭德•莫爾飾演的中士和年輕演員們飾演的德國人表現都非常精彩。當拉斯姆森毫無緣由地暴揍德國士兵時,我們就猜到在接下來的劇情中,拉斯姆森通過與這些令他鄙視的士兵接觸變得有人情味。之後發生的幾件事似乎只是為了劇情發展而無法令人信服。拆除地雷的場景異常緊張且非常揪心。

A MAN CALLED OVE 《一個叫歐維的男人決定去死》

Country: Sweden 國家:瑞典 Language: Swedish 語言:瑞典語 Sweden’s Track Record: 14 nominations including three wins (all forIngmar Bergman) 瑞典獲獎記錄:14提3勝(由英格瑪·伯格曼包攬) Director: Hannes Holm 導演:漢內斯•赫爾姆

Story: Ove is a cranky old widower living alone. He expends a lot of energy trying to police the behaviour of his neighbours, who treat him warily. Ove’s not pleased when the house opposite is taken by a new family: he finds it hard to accept the warm-hearted Parvaneh (who’s Iranian) and her Swedish husband. Yet a relationship builds and in flashback we encounter the younger Ove, a man more open to life’s possibilities who marries the beautiful Sonja. 劇情:歐維是一個脾氣暴躁的獨居老鰥夫。他耗費大量的精力去監督鄰居的行為舉止,而鄰居們都對他小心翼翼的。當對面的房子搬來新家庭時,歐維非常不滿:他發現自己很難接受熱心腸的帕維娜(伊朗人)和她的瑞典丈夫。不過,他們還是建立了友誼,我們在回憶片段中看到年輕的歐維。他娶了美麗的索尼婭,是一個對生活的可能性更加包容的男人。

Will it win? The film is attractively shot and Rolf Lassgard makes Ove sympathetic as an old man without totally sentimentalising him. Some of the humour is a bit clunky and the process of discovering Ove’s latent nice guy within runs along predictable lines. But in the extensive flashbacks Filip Berg and Ida Engvoll make an attractive and likeable young couple which gives the film an unexpected sweetness. 預測:電影的鏡頭很精美,羅夫•拉斯加德將歐維刻畫成一個令人同情的老頭,而沒有完全在煽情。影片中的一些幽默略顯拙劣,發現歐維有一顆善良的內心的劇情也是預料之中的。但菲力浦•伯格和艾達•英格薇在大段回憶劇情中的表現非常精彩,這對可愛的年輕夫婦給電影增添了一份意外的甜蜜。