Oct
06

The Irishman (2019)

Posted in - Robin's Reviews

Robin had the opportunity to watch the 2019 film The Irishman by Martin Scorsese, which tells the life story of the U.S. Mafia hit man Frank Sheeran (Robert De Niro) and the murder of the union president Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino).

In the end everyone goes to prison and dies there, only Sheeran survives and comes, lonely, after his release to a retirement home. There he tells a clergyman his life.

Robin especially liked the final scene where Sheeran  bids the clergyman farewell with the request that he leaves the door ajar. “That was certainly symbolic! The hit man is preparing for death and the open door of the room is meant to indicate his imminent departure from this world,” Robin assumes.

Verdict:
One of the best films about organized crime in a long time.

  • October 6th 2020
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