Bhagavad Gita and Disgrace.

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the movie Disgrace with John Malkovich ...
…. like the Bhagavad Gita Fight Club... like Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. DISGRACE is a thought-provoking story of Epic proportions.

The Bhagavad Gita's fundamental message: the message Krishna gives Arjuna: you have NO-CHOICE. … you must fight your Epic Battle. … ( and if your role has no epic-battle for you then you have the same no-choice and not fight it.)

The movie Disgrace takes this no-choice to another EPIC mind-boggling level to give us the same Bhagavad Gita message: there is NO-CHOICE.

When at the end of the movie the father; Cape Town professor David Lurie (John Malkovich); accepted this no-choice of his daughter … he could finally be ONE with her with his/her no-choice.

This no-choice of self-realization in DISGRACE is all about being raped by the worst specimens of society over and over … and then have no-choice but raise the offspring.

the most powerful message in this movie
is the message the Bhagavad Gita avoids with a vengeance:

IF "self-realization" is some sort of bonus to "life"
then it is ONLY BECAUSE
it must ALSO be its worst curse: there is no-choice.