What is more interesting - a book or a film made on this work? The eternal dispute between writers and film lovers, in which there will hardly ever be winners or losers. But modern reality is such that many people, having watched a cool film, do not even know that some literary work formed the basis of the plot. In our selection today, there are 10 impressive films made from little-known books.
Life is Beautiful
La vita è bella | 1997 year
The basis of this remarkable film is the biography of the Italian Jew and prisoner Auschwitz Rubino Romeo Salmoni. The script is based on the book "I defeated Hitler," in which he described his stay in the death camp.
The main character, along with his young son, was sent to a concentration camp. Trying to adapt the boy, his father explained to him that everything that happens is a big game. The main rule in it is not to catch the eye of warders. The boy who can do this best of all will receive a real big tank as a reward.
Perfumer: The Story of a Killer
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer | 2006 year
This picture was created based on the novel of the same name by Patrick Suskind and talks about the unfortunate orphan who was born in the middle of a smelly market and was doomed to quick death, but survived against all odds.
A hopeless life full of dirty work awaited him, if not for a unique gift - a striking sense of smell. Grenuy is a perfumer from God and a brilliant killer. His ability has become evil rock, because all his life he hunts for smells and brutally kills beautiful girls in order to create that unique flavor.
Lion | 2016 year
The picture was shot based on the memoirs of Sarah Brierly “The Long Dear Home,” and the fact that it is based on real events, especially captures and captivates the viewer.
Baby Sarah, a five-year-old slum boy, was lost and torn away from his parents. This story is not unique, there are millions of them, and in India they happen every day. Only Sarah, unlike most, did not turn a blind eye to what is called "roots" and, despite the fact that he was raised by wonderful people, went to look for his native parents. This path turned out to be much more difficult than he expected.
Papillon | 2017 year
This is the second and more modern adaptation of the book of the autobiography of the former prisoner Henri Charlier, nicknamed the Moth. He is just a safe cracker, but he received a life sentence in prison for a murder he did not commit.
The hero is not going to put up with this state of affairs and intends to escape from prison by all means. His tremendous will and firm character is not capable of breaking anything - neither long years of waiting, nor unsuccessful attempts, nor the absolute impossibility of escaping from this place.
The Pianist | 2002 year
The film was shot based on the autobiography of Vladislav Shpilman - he was one of the best Polish pianists in the first half of the last century. Showing the tragic story of the hero, the filmmakers showed the fate of all Jews at a time when the Nazis occupied Poland. They are driven into the Warsaw ghetto, humiliated, forced to wear bandages and exiled to concentration camps.
The main character is also a Jew. He is a great pianist and continues to make music, but what is happening in the country forces him to hide and hide in order to save his life.
The foreigner | 2017 year
The film was based on the book by Stephen Leeser "The Chinese." The result was an excellent action-packed thriller action movie that keeps you on its toes until the very end.
Jackie Chan acts here in the main role and in a very unusual role for himself - nothing comedic, everything is serious and dramatic. He plays a heartbroken father whose daughter died in a terrorist attack in London. The hero is trying to get at least some kind of investigation from the British government, but to no avail. Then the former special agent and a Vietnam War veteran begins the search for killers on his own.
Eat Pray Love
Eat Pray Love | 2010 year
This is a film adaptation of the wonderful and very popular among women novel by Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat, Pray, Love." The film turned out to be very beautiful - the perfect combination of the always charming Julia Roberts and the beautiful countries in which she will be able to visit.
In the life of the main character, there was a period when you no longer understand what you live for and what you want. There is an urgent need to understand herself, and Liz was not afraid to give up everything and go on a trip for the whole year, which would give her answers to many important questions.
Wonder | 2017 year
The film describes the story from the novel of the same name by the writer R.J. Palacio. She talks about a boy Auggie suffering from Tricher Collins syndrome. Despite his young age, the protagonist has already undergone many operations, but his face is still very different from the rest. Auggie spent his whole life in a loving family, but it was time to go to school and adapt in a society in which people are very cruel.
In fact, Auggie’s story is not the only one in the film. In parallel, several more heroes and their experiences are revealed.
Shutter Island | year 2009
The picture was shot based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lihane by the brilliant director Martino Scorsese. The result was a stunning film adaptation with an indescribable atmosphere and plot, skillfully keeping the viewer in suspense all the action.
The film shows a gloomy island and a clinic for the mentally ill, in which two feds are staying to investigate the disappearance of one of the patients. At first, everything goes smoothly - doctors are ready to provide assistance, police from the island are also actively helping. But then more and more inconsistencies appear and strange things begin to happen ...
The Imitation Game | year 2014
The basis of this picture lay the book of Andrew Hodges "Alan Turing: Enigma." The plot focuses on 27-year-old university professor Alan Turing. During World War II, he was recruited by the British government to uncover the incredibly complex algorithm of the German Enigma encryption machine.
This is a truly smart and monstrous machine that brought the British to the limit, almost making them surrender to the enemy. In addition to the main action, the fate of Alan Turing himself is dramatically revealed in the film.