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    Cool portrait versus show and more

    Is it a good way to say this sentence?

    The film director portraits/shows the circumstances of two characters who feel strangers in themselves (or better "who feel themselves strangers"?) though because of different reasons (maybe better "but for different reasons?).

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    Cool Re: portrait versus show and more

    Any help, please

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    Default Re: portrait versus show and more

    Are they strangers to each other, or for some reason, they feel they don't "know" themselves very well? I ask because you don't have to "feel" that someone is a stranger - if you have never met that person, he is a stranger.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: portrait versus show and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are they strangers to each other, or for some reason, they feel they don't "know" themselves very well? Yeah, could you mean 'who feel at odds with themselves'?
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    Cool Re: portrait versus show and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Are they strangers to each other, or for some reason, they feel they don't "know" themselves very well? I ask because you don't have to "feel" that someone is a stranger - if you have never met that person, he is a stranger.
    They feel they don't know themselves very well.

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    Default Re: portrait versus show and more

    Hi, Bushwhacker, long time no see.

    Do you mean to say that they don't know each other ?, or,
    Each of them feels that they, separately, have estranged or alienated themselves from others (or from each other).
    Or are they have an uneasy feeling because they think they don't belong to where they are now, but for different reasons?

    I'm out of options for now, and I hope my sentences are as understandable as I expect them to be.

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    Cool Re: portrait versus show and more

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Hi, Bushwhacker, long time no see.

    Do you mean to say that they don't know each other ?, or,
    Each of them feels that they, separately, have estranged or alienated themselves from others (or from each other).
    Or are they have an uneasy feeling because they think they don't belong to where they are now, but for different reasons?

    I'm out of options for now, and I hope my sentences are as understandable as I expect them to be.
    Hello. Glad to know from you. I mean they feel, separately, they don't know themselves. Each one feels is a stranger for himself/herself.

    Thank You

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    Default Re: portrait versus show and more

    Then, what would it be that the director trying to depict?; two different stories of two different people, or, one story with two different people (, which their paths cross somehow)

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    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Then, what would it be that the director trying to depict?; two different stories of two different people, or, one story with two different people (, which their paths cross somehow)
    The movie is about a man and a woman who fall in love but each one is complicated, with important personal problems to solve before anything else.

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    Default Re: portrait versus show and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    The movie is about a man and a woman who fall in love, but each has important personal problems to solve before they can move forward.
    I made a few changes and I think you have done a nice summary.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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