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365日のシンプルライフ
2014年8月16日公開

365日のシンプルライフ

TAVARATAIVAS/MY STUFF

802014年8月16日公開

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4.0

A side note

This is not entirely a review. I just wanted to make a note of this Finnish near-documentary film about one point where the lead male makes a reference to his grandmother's saying that "A woman who can boil potatoes and know how to mend a sock hole would make a good wife", and he mentions his having actually said that to his would-be-girlfriend to get only a resistive reaction from her. This was taken in Helsinki, into the 21st century, one of the most advanced countries in Scandinavia, in terms of standard of living, yet a saying from the gramma, who lived the post-war (and most likely mid-war ) poverty after the Russian invasion, could still have a certain effect on a male in his twenties in first decade of the 21st century, was quite bemusing to myself, especially because I remember from another Finnish film on the founder of Marimekko how the women, even with the talent like hers as an entrepreneur, in the 50's to 60's were beaten by men of that age, at home as well as at work, although it was them who were major instigators of the progress of the Finnish industries. Anyhow, for this film, yes, categorization and identification one by one is the beginning of any scientific study, and for this man to have really investigated what items and how many are really necessary for a comfortable life was a major feat. Regardless to say, materials do not make up all of our lives. Life requires more than materialistic saturation. This, we have known as common sense, perhaps longer than the age of his grandmother's. This kind of prerequisite, essential knowledge, although shared through generations, yet, must be learned most experiantially, despite its simple truth.

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