In that movie the painting below is displayed, since 1999 I wanted to dig up information about it, enough to fill all the blanks I have regarding this painting but never got to it until last week when I saw the movie again,,,, annnd here goes nothing !!!
++ Son Of Man from a Wiki point of view:
"The phrase son of man is a primarily Semitic idiom that originated in Ancient Mesopotamia, used to denote humanity or self. The phrase is also used in Judaism and Christianity."
++ However the Wiki says more about the painting above :
"The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l'homme) is a 1964 painting by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte."
This is for the information related to the painting and its name, now to my butter!
The artist is classifies as a surreal one, surreal in my tiny presepective is un-real, meaning it is real because the artist could use real thing/ places/ objects/ creatures! but in an unreal way, like the master Dali :) "which will have his own post if not posts"
So pretty much the word explains that kind of art, and I also like to explain it as :
painting a dream
now if you see the picture above in a large view "click it" you will notice that his eyes are not totally hidden behind the apple, still one appears more than the other, the one exposed more, the right one for us, corresponds with a shaded hand! mean while the other eye, the left eye corresponds with the not so shaded hand :D
3rd button un-buttoned
ears not symmetrical
those observations I had when I first saw it, the artist could have done them deliberately or not, but the only one I think might be not deliberate is the ear one.
I think it symbolizes the Adam and apple temptation that the son of man still faces till date! and will ever do. If life was the apple I would say it makes a lot of sense to me :) although we can see through the apple, it still hides the big picture from us!