One of my favorite films this year isVesper, an immersive science fiction headlined by Raffiella Chapman, Eddie Marsan, Rosey McEwen, and Richard Brake. If you have seen the movie and want to discuss the ending of the movie, you have come to the right place!!
Directed by Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper, Vesper centers on the titular protagonist (Raffiella Chapman), a 13-year-old who wanders the forest collecting materials to support herself and her ailing dad Darius (Richard Brake). Eddie Marsan is Jonas, Verper’s cruel uncle who rules this impoverished domain with an iron fist.
When Vesper discovers an injured woman named Camellia (Rosy McEwen), she nurses her back to health in hopes that she takes her to the technology rich world of the Citadel. Samper and Buozyte penned the script with Brian Clark.
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SPOILER THOUGHTS: I really loved that Vesper does not live a “happily ever after” with Camellia (Rosy McEwen). Now that her father (Richard Brake) has sacrificed himself in the explosion, Vesper is on her own. And instead of her initial focus of the Citadel, she throws those seeds into the air, high atop the tower. There might be a hopeful future for Vesper and her fellow inhabitants thanks to her knowledge.
The sacrifice of Camellia, Vesper’s father, have not been in vain, as Vesper has the will and knowledge to survive.
I also appreciated that Jonas (Eddie Marsan) is not killed by Vesper in an act of revenge/retaliation, but instead she gives him a moment of grace at the end. Once the Citadel officers come to raid the area (thanks to his betrayal), Jonas knowingly steps into the line of fire and is killed.
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