Bel Canto is Ann Patchett's fourth novel and its ingenious plot is based on real events: the Lima crisis in 1996 during which the Japanese embassy was taken over. After the first chapter where the takeover is described, we expect a book full of suspense and political themes. What a surprise when we discover how the story actually goes on. The author focuses mainly on the characters, their feelings, how they react to being hostages, how they organise their lives together and their relationships. Instead of the thriller that such an event would naturally lead to, the reader discovers a subtle psychological novel that puts together comedy, romanticism, tragedy, and a little bit of suspense.The siege gives the opportunity to the characters to evolve more rapidly than they would in the real word, first of all because nobody else is admitted in their small community and because they are forced to live together. The main characters are clearly Mr Hosokawa, a rich Japanese CEO, Gen, his translator, Roxane Coss, a famous opera singer, and Carmen, one of the terrorist, but they are supported by a wide range of people. Ann Patchett uses stereotypes, which brings humour to the novel and shows the differences of culture between the different countries represented by the guests.As most of them are foreigners, communication is difficult. This is the reason why Gen has such an important part in the book: as a translator, he is polyglot and so everybody uses him to communicate. It is an ingenious strategy to subtly let the reader know about everybody's thoughts.After a few chapers already, we notice that the situation has completely turned around: the hostages enjoy their captivity and want the situation to last forever and the terrorists cannot escape after their mission failed and start to enjoy the situation as well. As the story goes on, the rules fade away and routine settles into their lives. The relationships develop between the terrorists and hostages and some of the characters find love. Pure and intense love that they would probably not have found in the outside world.Music is another important theme. As we have a famous opera singer in the house, everything is linked to music. The reader discovers a rich world of operas and songs of which the author demonstrates the importance in everybody's life.The end happens quickly - maybe a little too quickly even - but with no real surprise, as we know from the beginning how it is going to end up. However, an epilogue gives us perspectives to think about and a quick overview of the main themes that have been dealt with in the book.I recommend this novel to all readers interested in psychology of the characters and to those who want to see a political affair from a different angle. The plot is interesting, the characters well developped and Ann Patchett's style is extremely enjoyable to read.
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Bel Canto. IMDb 5.4[/has_googlemeta5][has_googlemeta6]. What makes every iteration of "Bel Canto" such a richly rewarding journey is the gradual evolution of its characters, who begin to form a makeshift family as the outside world grows more distant with every... . Мелодрама, триллер, драма. Режиссер: Пол Вайц. В ролях: Эльза Зильберштейн, Кен Ватанабе, Кристофер Ламберт и др.
. Movie, thrillers. Режиссер: Пол Вайц. В ролях: Кристофер Ламберт, Олек Крупа, Эльза Зильберштейн и др. Время: 1:40:00.. Bel Canto's reach occasionally exceeds its ambitious grasp in terms of juggling themes and tones, but it's held together by palpable emotion and a pair of strong leads. . Bel Canto est un film réalisé par Paul Weitz avec Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe. Synopsis : Une célèbre soprano américaine est invitée dans une dictature militaire en Amérique du Sud pour donner...
Bel Canto - Official Trailer. 337 230 просмотров 337 тыс. просмотров. • 7 авг. 2018 г. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues. belcanto.film.. Julianne Moore and Ken Watanabe in Bel Canto. Photograph: AF Archive/Alamy. Julianne Moore. Film adaptations.. Фильмы, новинки, драма. Режиссер: Пол Вайц. В ролях: Джонни Ортиз, Себастьян Кох, Торбьорн Харр и др. Сюжет: Фильм «Бельканто» был снят в 2018 году. Жанр: триллер, драма. Сюжет этой картины происходит на территории Южной Америки.