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tren de nit a lisboa | 2013



[CAT] Tren de nit a Lisboa és una pel·lícula que gira entorn un llibre i el seu autor, d'origen portuguès i, com moltes altres, està basada també en un llibre. Sota el meu parer, a més, la manera com es narren els fets en ella, la fan una pel·lícula que és una mena de "llibre visual".

Hi ha diversos temes que es tracten en el film que, especialment, em recorden a la manera en què estic últimament percebent les lectures que faig i potser per això l'he qualificada de llibre visual. 

En primer lloc, m'agradaria destacar la idea del viatge, similar que seria una "road movie" on els personatges troben el sentit d'allò que estaven buscant realitzant aquest viatge al seu interior, i a un indret nou.  En aquest cas no hi ha carretera, ni diverses parades, si no que només n'hi ha una, Lisboa. El protagonista, Raimund, un professor d'escola divorciat amb una vida que ell descriu com "avorrida"- i percebem que sense grans aspiracions vitals-, realitza un viatge a partir d'una episodi on salva una dona del suïcidi i troba, en la seva gavardina vermella , un llibre d'un autor portuguès i un bitllet a la capital de Portugal. 

En segon lloc, i íntimament relacionat amb el viatge, tenim el que seria el descobriment del propòsit de la vida. El protagonista parteix d'una lectura d'un llibre on el seu autor, Amadeu, plasma la seva concepció de la vida després d'haver estat visquent i patint la dictadura de Salazar. És tal la captivació per les paraules d'Amadeu, que Raimund vol conèixer al autor i compartir amb ell la seva admiració. 

Aquestes dues idees, ens porten a afirmar que en aquesta pel·lícula podem endinsar-nos nosaltres mateixos, com quan llegim una novel·la d'aquestes característiques, en un viatge al nostre jo i descobrir que el sentit de la vida és tant senzill com viure-la per algun motiu, que pot ser unes conviccions polítiques, ideològiques o  merament el fet de viure, de saber que estàs viu.  En tot cas, ens porta a dir-nos a nosaltres mateixos que ens hem d'omplir de vida, encara que hi hagi obstacles, que ens la juguem i que a vegades ens faci un revés i ens destrossi. I és que, si vida ens fa un revés, vol dir que l'estem vivint. 



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