Rashomon (1950)

“Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” Painfully familiar phrase uttered during administration of a witness’s oath.  And even though there is a penalty for perjury, you’ve been made aware of the fact that if the court of law doesn’t scare you, there’s always higher justice. We are all driven by different reasons, have different interests and concept of what is right. But no one considers themselves a bad person. When we‘re about to meet someone new, whether a possible soul mate or an employer, we tend to resort to smoke and mirrors. We put on our best clothes, behave out of character, withhold weaknesses. Those are the rules. It is awkward to praise yourself, unwise to badmouth and inappropriate to be honest. Continue reading