Great script by Pascal Bonitzer and director Ruiz brought to life by Marcello Mastroianni in one of his final screen performances. Four wonderful stories that are brought together equal parts whimsy, surrealistic, suspenseful and clever. Production values are top notch with performances to match, especially our main trio of actresses; Galiena, Paredes and Chiara Mastroianni. A total pleasure to watch.
What a beautiful, complex film. Blurring the line between dark & twisted and whimsical, this film begs for repeated viewing. Though he'd come to the end of his career by this time, Mastroianni is still at the top of his game.
I lived and worked with people like Mastroianni's character. Each time I watch this film I am reminded of the complexities of schizophrenia and how so many live in society with this mental illness and are not only socially successful, but vicious in their ability to manipulate others. Although it's a bit fantastic and perhaps mild by way of someone with schizophrenia, what a nice introduction to madness!