Again, another World War II-related plot that I could possibly correlate with the picture above. After the end of the history’s most devastating conflict, as many as 12 million American soldiers were demobilized, more than one-quarter million KIA (killed in action), and millions more physically wounded and psychologically affected. And this man, that abusive husband, having witnessed and got entangled with wartime brutalities in the Pacific theater, is struggling with numerous personal problems: alcoholism, poverty, crisis in faith, and relationship gap with his family and the surroundings. He eventually resettles in his parents’ rural area, working in farms, but to little avail. The traumatizing past, exacerbated with his marriage on the brink of dissolution, places his life, his existence, and his everything, at stake.
Recommended list of directors: either Paul Thomas Anderson or Darren Aronofsky
Maybe I can add some revisions myself personally: World War II was just over, millions of people were displaced, and economic depressions were greatly severe following the massive devastation wreaked by constant battles. The violinist, an ordinary French with tremendous talents in playing violin – one so ingenious he could be dubbed a ‘prodigy’ – had to endure numerous post-war traumas he faced during the repressive past: some of his family members were executed by NAZI troops for waging underground resistance, internal conflicts that soon followed with the rest, and a repercussion of social turmoils as a consequence of all maelstrom already inflicted on France. He behaved violently towards his siblings, had to be admitted to a mental asylum for a few years, then fell in love with a woman for a while, only to sadly realize she was a left-leaning Communist sympathizer, later assassinated while waging a resistance campaign in North Africa.
There’s not much to say, but the ending will be what eventually becomes its domino’s effect: the violinist commits suicide.
And I bet this plot, were it made, were gonna flop.