Saturday, June 9, 2012

The Miracle of Bern

The Miracle of Bern is a movie that I recommend not only because it involves soccer and Switzerland, good acting and spectacular scenery, but because of the insights it provides into family relationships.  The miracle of Germany's victory in the World Cup seems to grow out of the more intimate victory of strengthened family bonds, especially the bond between a father returning from war and his youngest son.  Even if you don't like exciting soccer matches and breathtaking European landscapes, you would have to be a stone not to weep just a little at this beautiful story of reconciliation.