Film: The Way

18. okt. 2014

"Martin Sheen in one of Sheen's best performances, depicts a spiritual journey"

Rolling Stone, Music magazine

En film der mig bekendt ikke har gået i biografen i Danmark, er nu tilgængelig via VOD. 

Det er en fin film, med en smuk historie. Smukke billeder og en velvalgt musik side. I hovedrollen ses (katolikken) Martin Sheen og sønnen i filmen er i virkeligheden også hans egen søn, Emilio Estevez. Emilio Estevez er tillige filmens instruktør.

Måske derfor fillmen er så helstøbt.

Martin Sheen er kendt, nominieret og prisbelønnet for utallige film, hvoraf den mest kendte nok er som USA præsident i Præsidentens mænd (originaltitel: The West Wing).
Wikipedia: Martin Sheen

Handlingen kort:

Efter sønnens død under en pilgrimsrejse på Camino de Santiago i Pyrenæerne beslutter en sorgramt far at gennemføre den 800 km lange vandring til Spanien.

Medvirkende: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez
Instruktør: Emilio Estevez

Filmens website: The Way The Movie omtale af filmen:

THE WAY is a powerful and inspirational story about family, friends and the challenges we face while navigating this ever-changing and complicated world. Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible American doctor who comes to France to deal with the tragic loss of his son (played by Emilio Estevez). Rather than return home, Tom decides to embark on the historical pilgrimage "The Way of St. James" to honor his son's desire to finish the journey. What Tom doesn't plan on is the profound impact this trip will have on him. Through unexpected and oftentimes amusing experiences along "The Way," Tom discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose.”

Inexperienced as a trekker, Tom soon discovers that he will not be alone on this journey. On "The Way," Tom meets other pilgrims from around the world, each with their own issues and looking for greater meaning in their lives: a Dutchman (Yorick van Wageningen), a Canadian (Deborah Kara Unger) and an Irish writer (James Nesbitt), who is suffering from a bout of writer's block.

From the unexpected and, oftentimes, amusing experiences along "The Way," this unlikely quartet of misfits creates an everlasting bond and Tom begins to learn what it means to be a citizen of the world again. Through Tom's unresolved relationship with his son, he discovers the difference between "the life we live and the life we choose."

THE WAY, written and directed by Emilio Estevez, was filmed entirely in Spain and France along the actual Camino de Santiago.

Martin Sheen plays Tom, an American doctor who comes to St. Jean Pied de Port, France to collect the remains of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees in a storm while walking The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James.

Anmeldelse i Rolling Stone, 6. okt. 2011 af Peter Travers:

The Way, written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring his father Martin Sheen in one of Sheen's best performances, depicts a spiritual journey. Words might scare off audiences out for cheap thrills. But open yourself up to this thoughtful, moving personal adventure and you’re in for a uniquely memorable experience. Sheen plays Tom Avery, a California ophthalmologist. Tom is also a widower long estranged from his only son, Daniel (Estevez), a wanderer Tom rejects for his lack of focus. When Tom learns that Daniel has died in a storm in the French Pyrenees, he leaves immediately to collect the body. Instead, he collects the truth about who his son was. Daniel had just started a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago, an 800-mile trek from the Pyrenees to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the burial place of St. James.

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