In this film the director, Spielmann, tries to reach out to the audience through his film. He tries to show the audience how one’s life is connected in ways that are not typically thought of. He is showing the audience that our lives our more intertwined than we believe. To set up this idea of life being interconnected he first uses imagery. Spielmann tries to show the audience, through imagery, in the first scene shown below. Here we see the reflection and stillness of nature. This is also a reversed image that shows that Spielmann is trying to make the connection of him making the audience think about their perspective on the world. This, therefore, represents the audience’s life. Typically, we go through our normal routines uninterrupted, but as we see it can be disrupted by a hardship that may be presented. This is represented by the rock thrown into the lake that disrupts the stillness of the lake. This shows, as we mentioned in lecture, that we have the still world that is our own, but can be interrupted by the busy world that actually surrounds us. In the end of Ravanche we again see this scene reiterating that the audience needs to reevaluate their perspective on life.
Spielmann represents how different these intertwined worlds can be from another person, but yet in the end their worlds have so much in common. This is set up through the different lives of the main characters. The audience is presented with a police officer compared to the crock, and then we are presented with the housewife compared to the prostitute. The contrast is then reiterated in the environments the two sets of characters live in. We have the crock (Alex) and prostitute (Tamara) that live in the city (shown below), and then we have the police officer (Robert) and the housewife (Susanne) living in the quiet still country (shown below). The quiet still country couple represents the quiet still lack, and the crock and prostitute represent the rock that is thrown into their life. This rock represents the robbery of the bank and the killing of the prostitute that brings both couples into each other’s worlds. This is left up to the audience to see that our own lives are all bound together by fate. We can go one day in our own lonely world, but then be thrown into someone else’s world the next day. This brings up one of the last things we talked about in lecture. Speilmann is showing his audience that we do not live in lonely worlds. This is an illusion that we have all created. If we open our eyes we can see that all of our worlds are intertwined in one way or another.