The Song of Names (2019)


This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!

“It’s NOT a competition.” – Martin

“Everything’s a competition, read your Darwin.” – Helen

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 May 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A man seeks out his former adoptive brother who was saved during World War II by his family who took him into their home in London and then mysteriously disappeared years later.

Bottom Line – Great premise that unfortunately doesn’t work well enough. The story itself has some very poignant moments but other scenes make little sense. The way that things are told in flashback help give us a great perspective on the horrors that these characters had to deal with. The way that the film’s story integrates music into things is done really well and allows us to see how music can help form memories that are so profound.  They missed a great opportunity here to make things even better especially when dealing with the way things are resolved which is a bit of a shame to watch. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Third musical film for director François Girard after Boychoir (2014) and The Red Violin (1998). He also works on stage musicals over the world. This film also stars actor Eddie Izzard who collaborated with François Girard in Boychoir (2014). (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)

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