Na razpotju

Na razpotju, 1942
drama
Now, Voyager, ZDA, 117 min Imdb ocena: 8.0 Žanr: drama, romantični Igrajo: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Gladys Cooper Režija: Irving Rapper Avtorji: Casey Robinson (scenarij), Olive Higgins Prouty (from the novel by) Jezik: angleški, Portuguese
Na razpotju - Now, Voyager

Slovenski opis filma:

Ameriški film, 1942 Režija: Irving Rapper Scenarij: Casey Robinson, Olive Higgins Prouty (roman) Igrajo: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains Charlotte Vale je plaha mladenka, ki jo okrutna mati že vse življenje terorizira in prižene na rob živčnega zloma. Psihiater ji predpiše zdravljenje v sanatoriju, od koder se vrne prerojena, očarljiva in samozavestna. Na poti domov se zaplete v romantično avanturo z Jerryjem, ki ji zaupa svoje bitke z manipulativno ženo in hčerino boleznijo. Težkega srca, a sporazumno odideta vsak v svojo smer. Po vrnitvi iz sanatorija Charlotte znova trpi materino nasilje in se zaroči s premožnim vdovcem. Ko nekega dne sreča Jerryja, prekine zaroko z vdovcem, zaradi česar se spre z materjo, ki jo hčerino uporništvo pretrese do točke, ko doživi srčno kap in umre. Charlotte mora zaradi hude krivde nazaj v sanatorij, kjer po naključju sreča Jerryjevo hčer Tino in kot nadomestna mati skrbi za neuravnovešeno dekle, ki jo spominja na njo samo. Ko se Jerry in Charlotte spet srečata, se v nasprotju z željami odločita, da opustita romanco in skrbita za hčer. V sijajni klasiki melodrame se Bette Davis osvobodi vloge zatirane hčere in postane neodvisna ženska, a za dobro neuravnovešenega dekleta žrtvuje svojo srečo oziroma ljubezen. V žanru melodrame v 40. letih so bile značilne junakinje, ki so zapustile tradicionalne vloge in emancipacijo dosegle na svojevrsten način: pogosto tako, da so zavestno žrtvovale osebno srečo za neko bolj univerzalno, etično stvar. Naslov filma je vzet iz pesmi Walta Whitmana The Untold Want: »The untold want, by life and land ne'er granted, / Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.«

Originalni opis filma:

In Boston, the over-weight spinster Charlotte Vale is a repressed woman without self-esteem and completely dominated by her wealthy mother Mrs. Henry Vale. When her sister-in-law Lisa Vale brings the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Jaquith, who is her friend, to visit Charlotte, he invites her to spend some time in his sanatorium. Soon Charlotte transforms into a sophisticated and confident woman and travels in a cruise to South America. She meets architect Jerry Durrance, who is married, and they have a love affair in Rio de Janeiro. Six months later, she returns home and confronts her mother with her independence and own free will. One day, Charlotte has an argument with her mother and she dies of a heart attack. Charlotte becomes the heir of the Vale's fortune but she feels guilty for the death of her mother. She decides to return to Dr. Jaquith's sanatorium where she befriends Tina, who is the twelve-year-old daughter of Jerry rejected by her mother. She brings the girl to her house in Boston and one day, Jerry visits Tina and Charlotte with Dr. Jaquith.