Month: February 2014


Valeria Golino’s film Miele was not only very well acted and nicely photographed, but also had an unusual plot and something interesting to say, dealing as it did with euthanasia and more specifically with the controversial issue of people who aren’t incurably sick or in pain, but want euthanasia simply because they’ve had enough of life. This film is subtle and intelligent enough not to ram it down the viewer’s throat, but (in my interpretation, at least) it gave a pro-euthanasia view of the issue and favoured the standpoint that euthanasia should be available to anyone who, after ample reflection, sincerely wants to die, rather than be reserved for those with a serious and incurable physical illness. (more…)