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Humans throughout history have longed for obstacles to overcome them. An overly comfortable existence is not appealing to many of us. I realize that this sounds strange. But let’s look at today’s picture through a few angles.

At first glance, it may seem that the main characters are simply looking for adventure outside of developed civilization. However, I see a much deeper meaning here. All of them have become so full of the sweet life that already their mind subconsciously pushes them to find a resolution to their biological desire to conquer.

As for the location, The Beach film had shot on the island of Ko Phi Phi Le. In 2004, a crushing tsunami struck here and all over the Indian Ocean. About two thousand people were left dead, and another 1,200 still listed as missing.



The main character, Richard, is played by Leonardo DiCaprio. This young man in the hotel bumps into Daffy – one of the founders of the village (and a weird philosopher, in fact), embodied by Robert Carlyle. The beautiful Françoise – on screen, we see in the face of Virginie Ledoyen. She travels with her lover named Etienne, played by Guillaume Canet. 

The leader of the community, Sal, is played by Tilda Swinton. To be honest, for a long time, I thought Cate Blanchett played the role. These two actresses are extremely alike.


One of the movie’s most memorable zests is the main theme song, performed by All Saints. The track is called “Pure Shores.” Once again, at first, I thought Madonna sang it. However, I had a pleasant surprise when I found out the real authors of the composition.

In addition to it, such styles as EDM music, ambient, and even hip-hop had represented in the film. The overall impression from the sound of the movie’s musical themes is very light. The soundtrack takes the viewer somewhere far away to the mysterious and beautiful islands.

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I recommend The Beach movie to people with already formed life opinions and established morals because some of the scenes are a good description of the subtleties of the human psyche. Not the noblest side of it, unfortunately. Thanks to it become clear how cruel and immoral the human community can be.

Let’s have a look at DiCaprio’s character. I have often noticed that he had easily manipulated. Richard always wants to show how tough he is. The main hero is also frequently “gets lost” in responsible situations. Once on the island, his weak nature came out in full force.

Although some people may argue that he behaved like a real leader in certain moments, I think that he acted like a venturesome man and too often followed his instincts. That’s the beauty of the story, to expose such gray corners of the human mind.


In total, this film will be interesting for adults who are interested in psychology. Because when I watched this picture for the first time when I was young, it did not make any special impression.

Well, friends, that’s all for today. Take care of your psyche and enjoy life. See you soon!

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