MichaelPW wrote:I will look on it next time. Do you really see hints that she "comes home"? Until now I viewed it as that she wasn`t there for only a short time (maybe in another room for a short while).
That could be; I may have misunderstood that. Anyway that is where she calls him Piotrek.
That would "make sense" but would be disappointing, wouldn't it?
Ok, nothing "makes" sense. Sense is either there or not. ( ) I don`t write "why?", because I would like it so. Like it how it is.
I mean that what you said seems to be trying to make sense, in the sense of making a different kind of sense than the sense that is there. I like it more the way it is, with the names all mixed up.
Perhaps if we should believe that those are parents there would be in the credits Mr. and Mrs. KrÃ³l. But maybe we shall believe - if we take a look to the credits - that those aren`t parents.
When they are seen as parents, story characterization takes place, even though they have a different name. They are very traditional people; they are disappointed that Nikki does not speak Polish. They would probably be proud of Piotrek's speech to Devon. This is definitely what it feels like is going on, regardless of what we read in the credits. The carousel of names just seems to point to the story being an object.
Interesting. I can`t remember this. Will pay attention. The word "half" reminds me now primarily on the word "halfborn".
Must be related, but "halfborn" seems to be a word David Lynch invented, so we can find whatever meaning in it that we want.
She appears that she doesn`t know a single word in Polish.
Piotrek thinks that she does.
But I assume that the parents of Marek Zydowicz are named Zydowics and not "Cybulski".
Well, there we go! So why is Piotrek introducing Nikki to them? And why are they so intensely interested in appraising her? I don't see that this can be untangled. It is a beautiful tangle.
The point of the scene seems to be: Nikki doesn`t understand Polish and the three others doesn`t understand that at all.
No reason to be surprised that Laura Dern doesn't speak Polish, so she must be Piotrek's fiancee.
It seems somehow essential that Nikki must know Polish (a little bit).
They want their son to marry a nice Polish girl.