The look Dominik Graf gave this film tapped into the formal language of tourism well, but I have no idea why I should care about the story, acting, characters, sound, score, or any other ingredients which built this quasi-action film. I suppose I should be thankful it didn't hinge on a big drug deal gone sour, sex slaves, or a famous stolen painting, but the non-linear
Many films in our age have long abandoned all attempt at anthropodicy. Humans are eventually, abiding personal choice and resigning any hope for a splashing domino effect, good. They combine, come across, are pushed to each other by external winds. Their relationships are haikus - short outbursts of lyrical ekstasis. Sometimes violent, because they're rare enough to want them leave a footprint. Then nothing. I'll not
After IN FACE OF THE CRIME, and now this, I really want to explore more Graf. This seemingly made for television is masterfully shot, masterfully edited. Slightly flatlined at the end, but damn, it kept me ravenous the majority of the time. Made for television master worksmith. If you know where I can see THE CAT with English subs, please do tell... Filmcomment just wrote a long piece on him, so sorry I tossed it.