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Wild Grass
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/10
1,362 Ratings

WILD GRASS

Les herbes folles

Directed by Alain Resnais
France, Italy, 2009
Drama, Romance

Synopsis

A married suburbanite happens upon a lost wallet, and discovers a new side of himself as he becomes fixated on its owner, Marguerite, a dentist and pilot. Soon his curiosity about her and her life becomes an obsession, and their shared love for aviation leads to a fateful flight into the unknown…

Synopsis

A married suburbanite happens upon a lost wallet, and discovers a new side of himself as he becomes fixated on its owner, Marguerite, a dentist and pilot. Soon his curiosity about her and her life becomes an obsession, and their shared love for aviation leads to a fateful flight into the unknown…

Our take

Like his early collaborator Chris Marker, the films of Resnais seem perennially young. This giddy, late-career whimsy is an unclassifiable shapeshifter from one of cinema’s greatest inventors. A penetrating look at desire, death, and unrequited love that looks at what grows between the cracks.