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Starring Kate Winslet
as a former nazi concentration camp guard
as her young lover
1 Corinthians 13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels,
and have not Love,
I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of Prophecy
and undertand all mysteries, and all knowledge;
and though I have all faith,
so that I could remove mountains,
and have not Love,
I am nothing.
4 Love suffereth long, and is kind;
Love envieth not;
Love vaunteth not itself,
Is not puffed up.
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
Seeketh not her own,
Is not easily provoked,
Thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
But rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things,
believeth all things,
hopeth all things,
endureth all things.
8 Love never faileth:
but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
Whether there be tongues, they shall cease;
Whether there be knowledge,
it shall vanish away.
9 When I was a child,
I spake as a child,
I understood as a child,
I thought as a child:
but when I became a man,
I put away childish things.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, Love; these three;
but the greatest of these is
Jaded, fading beauty, aging....
Why would a charming honest young schoolboy choose to wile away his afternoons with Hannah?
Granting her wishes to always read books to her before making love?
Easy! Because he loved her.
Once upon a time, after the affair began, Michael saw Hannah during her workday, taking tickets as a conductor on a trolley, Europe. He sat in the second car, thinking she did not want to see him.
When next he paid her a visit at her home, she spurned him, angry and hurt that he avoided her in public.
Once upon a time, he suggested a cycling trip through the beautiful countryside.
"Why must you plan everything?" she asked languidly.
Over lunch at an outdoor cafe, the waitress mentioned "your mother." In reply, Michael kissed Hannah on the lips before they cycled off into the sunset.
Suffice it to say that Love is Love! It knows no boundaries. Love transcends age, beauty, race, social class, and even, gender.
Strangely, Hannah was made a scapegoat in the end, for just doing her job. Sentenced to prison for life, she found jail to be more freeing and forgiving than the real world.
In the end, she donates what money she has left to someone she feels she wronged as a former Nazi concentration camp guard. Together, Michael and the Jewish woman living in the United States as a successful lawyer both agree to use the funds to promote --
Building a Jewish LIBRARY in order to right the wrongs, the sins of the fathers visited upon the children.
More on literacy and libraries in the month of March! (Beware the ides of March!)
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