The woman in gold has to be one of my favorite movies I have watched, this film explores alot on the impact of the past and the present, the film was basically trying to keep the past alive and bring it to the light and show that it's still alive to the people it happened to and families during that time.
The present Austrian culture that is explained in this film is that they really don't support people that the holocaust has affected in the past like Maria, the main character if you know what she went through and probably some of their past family members in World War II that would have maybe supported her decision with the painting 100%, their support system should have been a lot stronger in my opinion.
This movie is based on a true story and is about a Jewish refugee living in Los Angeles that fought hard against the Australian government for almost a decade to reclaim a painting of her aunt that was once taken from her by Nazis during World War II.
The hard part of getting her painting back is that the painting is basically the Mona Lisa of Austria and they think it is their property. But honestly everything was taken from Maria and this is the only thing that she has left to remind her of home, it means so much to her and when she sees it she sees a picture of her aunt, a person that talked to her and loved her unconditionally, but when others see it all they see is property.
But to me, the greatest sense of injustice in the film is the part when they might have gotten their painting (I don't want to spoil it.) It was so much more than just getting money, it was very close and dear to her heart because her aunt was her idol and she really cherished her and her possessions and that painting was one of the main things that was taken that she really needed back.
In the movie Hitler had tons of supporters, do you understand why a lot of people stood with Hitler during this terrible time? If you do, please comment and let me know your opinions but I believe a lot of Jewish people and others stood with Hitler because they didn't really have a choice. See, Maria came from a very wealthy family, and most people during World War II weren't all healthy like Maria and her family. They just wanted to stay safe and were afraid of the consequences of claiming who they really were.
This movie was very touching. It had my emotions going all over the place, one minute I was crying, the next minute I was laughing I really enjoyed it i suggest this movie to everyone. I promise you will not be disappointed, I learned so much in the 2 hours of watching this movie, it was crazy how much of an impact it had on me.