2009年7月11日星期六

The Painted Veil - 愛在遙遠的附近

這是一個非一般的愛情故事,男女主角在沒有對等的愛的基礎下結合,悲劇收場在所難免,反而在絕境中,二人的愛情得到新的認知。

俗世對愛情、婚姻的智慧多不勝數,有些好像是理所當然。

因誤會而結合…

故事始於1923年英國人,千金小姐Kitty(由Naomi Watts飾演),不甘平淡,渴望擠身上流社會,追求璀璨的愛情。細菌科學家Dr. Walter Fane(由Edward Norton飾演)對Kitty一見鍾情,自知身為公務員高攀不上,仍然决定提親。Kitty無奈沒有合適的對象,加上家人的催迫,就隨便下嫁了Walter!

只在乎曾經擁有…

婚後夫妻兩口子遠赴中國上海尋找新生活,但Kitty從沒有愛上新婚的丈夫,認為性格內向的Walter木納、不解風情。天真的Kitty不甘於平淡,對Walter的愛視而不見。一次聚會中Kitty受不了風流倜儻的外交官Charlie的勾引,明知他是有婦之夫,還是選擇出牆紅杏,二人旋即打得火熱。

因了解而分開…

妻子不忠的消息傳到Walter耳中,Walter愛妻不成,含恨在心,計劃報復。Walter自薦到霍亂肆虐的偏遠山區,希望疫症把二人的生命吞噬,堂而皇之地結束這段慘痛的婚姻。自私的Kitty不從,Walter以休妻作挾,Kitty向情夫攤牌,逢場作戲的Charlie求自保拒絕Kitty。看清情夫的真面目,Kitty只好任由Walter擺佈,走上自毁的絕路。嬌生慣養的Kitty受著百般的折騰,在疫鎮作生命的最後倒數,反而在絕境中有機會從新認識對方。

愛在遙遠的附近…

電影英文原名叫”The Painted Veil”,不知怎地用了個稀奇古怪的中譯,但又卻是非常貼切。兩夫妻的物質距離這麽近,但二人的心卻是那麼遠!

在絕境中夫妻的距離反而被拉近了,Kitty看到Walter為疫鎮中修院的孤兒看病,從未工作過的Kitty決定在修院留下幫手,這才第一次認識丈夫高尚的情操和熱誠的工作,也認清自己的無知和任性。Kitty決定重新去愛Walter,可惜當二人真正愛上對方時,已經為時已晚!

信仰的婚姻觀

基督信仰根本就離不開愛,愛天主的具體表現就是愛人。當然,有些人能夠付出很大很大的愛,例如德蘭修女,但一般的人最少最少的愛,還是應該可以做得到的,如愛丈夫/妻子,夫妻的完全互相交付,便成了我們信仰婚姻觀最基本的基礎。

然而,夫妻的完全互相交付,要求的就是毫無保留的委身,委身也就是講責任,講責任就要有承擔,在祟尚自由自我的個人主義的今天講這樣的婚姻觀,格外不合時宜!「做人最緊要開心」、「合則來不合則去」,聽起來輕鬆容易得多。

Kitty工作的修院的院長看到夫妻二人的問題,用自己信仰中的人神之間愛情經驗,去鼓勵Kitty而講了以下一的話:”Over the years, my feelings have changed. HE disappointed me, ignored me. We’ve settled into a relationship of peaceful indifference. The old husband and wife who sit side by side on the sofa, but rarely speak. HE knows I’ll never leave HIM. This is my duty. But when LOVE and DUTY ARE ONE, then GRACE is within you.”

只有愛情不講責任的婚姻受不起考驗,感情可變,婚可以離。只見到責任的婚姻是擔子、是枷鎖,永遠希望逃避。

電影海報上有這句:”Sometimes the greatest journey is the distance between two people”婚姻是人與人之間的漫長旅程,窮一生之力去尋求幸福,只有在愛情和責任合而為一的時候,恩寵才可臨於心中,才能走畢這婚姻旅程!

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