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The Mountain (2019)

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N/A | IMDb 5.6/10 | 1hr 46 min

Midway through this film, a woman explains to the main character, Andy (Tye Sheridan), that her daughter is at a state hospital. “She gets it from her father,” the mother explains, before clarifying, “I have it, too, but I know how to exist in the world with it.” This page has the mountain 2019, watch online, the mountain 2019 free download, full movie hd.

Like many things in this film, the pronoun “it” has no definite antecedent. “Insanity” as an outright word is studiously avoided throughout the film, just like “pregnancy” was once unspeakable on American television. One could safely assume that the woman is referring to “mental illness,” but this is the 1950s, and what would qualify as mental illness is even vaguer than it is today. In the twenty-first century, there is still debate over the exact meaning of a “schizophrenia” diagnosis. Talk about “hearing voices” suggests that this might be a movie about schizophrenia–perhaps the apotheosis of mental illnesses in our culture. Filmxy has The Mountain (2019) Online Full Movie, The Mountain (2019) free download HD Bluray 720p 1080p with English subtitle.

Yet, in the 1950s, having sexual attraction to people of the same sex would have also justified institutionalization, electroshock therapy, and a possible lobotomy. For large stretches of this film, the “itness” of its meaning seems to have something to do with sexuality and/or gender, but even that is nebulous. When Andy explain to his father (Udo Kier) that he had a dream in which a man and a woman were fighting with each other in such a tangle that he couldn’t tell them apart, the father angrily snaps, “When you were a child, I thought you would never stop growing. Now look at you. Just like your mother” before abruptly leaving. Is that a jab at Andy’s masculinity? His naive sexuality? His possible queerness? Is that what this film is about?

My grandmother resided at a state hospital for a while in 1957-8 and received several rounds of shock therapy. What was wrong with her? Today we would call it postpartum depression. My mother had just been born. My grandmother’s previous child had died tragically in infancy. Jolting her brain was a perceived solution to my grandmother’s ambivalent feelings about bringing another life into the world. The first several minutes of this movie–and perhaps all of it–seem to be about the listlessness, isolation, and untraceable oppressiveness of depression.

Stars : Tye Sheridan, Jeff Goldblum, Hannah Gross

Genre : Drama

Country : USA

Posted on: February 16th, 2020

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