More than one question invades my mind and heart:
How could it be that the death of a soldier is annouced to his parents on the phone?
In Israel the army sends at least two people, one of them will often be a physician.
The mother in this film was told by phone. She was all alone in the house at that time. All she had to hold to was the leg of a table.
At the beginning of the film Bush Junior says a President does not have to be in the office at the White House - there are faxes, e-mails, phones.
Apparently the USA Army did not have the short-sighted parents' e-mail address or fax number. Otherwise it might have sent the family an Incredimail, with flowers, animation in which the dead son waves good bye, music, the President's most warm and human handwritten signature.
How inconsiderate of the parents.
Since USA is across the street from us, and getting closer by the day, I couldn't but compare each line and image in the film with the Israeli reality.
We do have, especially lately, lots of films relating to one single event or experience.
We do not have yet a probe into the pattern repeating itself throughout those last fifty years in my own country, here in Israel. Same as in USA or wherever money translated into power, power translated into money feed on the gullible honest Everyman, trained to trust blindly.
What a mutual trust: In our leaders Citizen X trusts, in Citizen X our leaders trust.
read it in Hungarian;