Friday, February 08, 2008

King Rat

This film hits me.I read and saw the film a while back.
Its based on stories of the POW camp during the Japanese occupation.
Some good story base line message.
The title itself represent the message.Among alliance, there would be treachery and arm twisting deal too.

The word 'rat'itself has diffrent meaning and various interpretation.
If someone be called 'a rat' in underground lingo all it means never trust a person.
A manipulative and cunning person for betraying a friendship bondage built.
It happends particularly to a person face with serious allegation in trying to escape any charges brought againts him by turning informer.
Thats how cheap a person can be.

Rats a dangerous species.It represents dirt and a pest to householder.
It is a unhealty creature.
You would find plenty cripping on the street where major food joints and many of them in colony around Bangsar.

Some how, we also have 'living rat'.
In office politics its normal to find rats among us.
In real politics it normal especially now during these pre election fever.
I smell rat this time of the year and a heavy over weight one too.

Some are not rats but mice or hampster which is harmless and are home pet and healty to keep in the house.
As George Owen 'Animal Farm' line.....all animals unite!!
Its time to work.......

All I can say 'until the Falcon meets the Falconeers' no one could be trusted while the election fever is on.

What ever it is, To 'Would be or Wanna be King Rats,
my humble request
'Don't be a rat' and 'Get ready to be experimented in the Science Lab and Beware the rat trap!

There would be question like,
where did you get the Dirty Food!!
From the people?

Only fools knows the value of a lame horse!!!!

George Segal plays Corporal King, an American soldier in a Japanese prison camp who manages all the black market operations amongst the enforced holding of a group of English and Americans. His demeanor and bearing stand out in contrast to the rag tag prisoners he shares the camp with in part because of his willingness to ostensibly advance on the needs of others. He is constantly scrutinized by Lieutenant Grey (Tom Courtenay), the camp police chief as he has gotten reports that King has robbed fellow prisoners in a poker game. It is clear that King takes pleasure in living on what would be considered a clear example of the American Capitalist version of supply and demand, and seeks ways to increase his organization by recruiting talented men like Peter Marlowe (James Fox), an English soldier who speaks fluent Japanese, but refuses Kings offering of money for his services. Marlowe attempts to live by a code that bonds men in way that transcends any financial gain, and in fact considers King an actual friend because he and the American are interred together under Japanese rule. King extends his operation to include trading valuables to the Japanese and breeding rats to sell as food to the officers as a delicacy, activities that Marlowe is happy to aid in because of the smart commercial way that the schemes are launched. The ability to gain valuable items including medical supplies becomes important when Fox injures himself and faces serious physical danger. As Lieutenant Grey closes in to mete out the camp law enforcement his code of conduct conflicts with Marlowe, his cabin mate. Theirs is a philosophy differing slightly and both based on survival with the most reaffirming respect for fellow man they can develop under these war conditioners. As Grey attempts to arrest King and Marlowe for their criminal activity it becomes clear that the commanding officers live by a fractured value system.

Long Live The Truth Ya Haq.

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