The Forgiven is the new movie which the world saw at the Toronto Film Festival. It has a strong cast and an intriguing storyline. Therefore, in this article, let us talk about this new movie which takes to the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. The film is based on a couple which seems bored with their and decide to visit a friend. This friend invites them to his secluded villa in the middle of a desert.
The story of the movie is based upon the novel by Lawrence Osborne. The story takes upon the theme of pitting the haves against the have nots. We see Westerners who have plenty of money to spare meet up with Muslims who do not have much but only sand stretching for miles on end.
The Forgiven: Relevant themes
The film has been written and directed by John Michael McDonagh. The two groups that we mentioned earlier have to come together because of exigent circumstances. It tells the story of people coming from different backgrounds. The film does an excellent job of telling how humanity deals with problems when these different communities and involved. This clash of cultures speaks volumes for the audience in small and for the world at large.
We have to say that the acting in the movie is a class apart. Ralph has portrayed his character with excellent fortitude. He depicts a thoroughly unlikable man but he wants us to think whether there is a decent person inside of him. Jessica Chastain is one of the most accomplished actors of all time. We have to say that she is having the time of her life as her work is getting a lot of limelight. She manages to depict a woman who is also trying to find a spark of light left in her seemingly empty life.