In a way this helps to understand (or at least forgive) the last of the Le Besco "trilogy". In a interview about that film, Benoît Jacquot talks about the "coup de foudre" and in english says "at first sight". This first film seems to explore the chain reactions set up by a coup de foudre. The last one, its malignant alchemy. Both show the "perversity" of the wish to be subservient. Or show love like that.*
Film très dense, habité par Isild LE BESCO, magnifique. L'ambiance, l'esprit des années 70 parfaitement reestitués. ===== Very dense film, inhabited by beautiful Isild LE BESCO. The atmosphere & spirit of the 70s perfectly described. EMBAREK, BERCOT, DUVAUCHELLE perfect / excellents. D'après 1 histoire vraie. After Elisabeth Fanger's true story ====== http://www.liberation.fr/portrait/2004/11/25/l-amour-braque_500653
Esthetic but boring. An apparent choice from a `conaisseur` which made me decide, together with some of the trailer that mubi is not to my taste, it seems to me a movie platform for a small elite, good luck here. One star. I had expected more depth in a movie picked by an expert! My girlfriend did appreciate it more, she gives it three stars.
In black and white, a gritty realistic film of a girl's relationship with HIM, a deceptive petty criminal who is responsible for murder. She moves through several relationships: a bank robber to a lesbian lover in Greece to a tryst between two men picked up at a bar, then back home to parents house, and to Laurence. She is lost. Looking for HIM. HIM shot dead by police. Looking for her island in the sun.
This is one of my all time great films. I first saw it several years ago, on one of the cable movie channels I subscribed to, Cinemax, Showtime, etc.(I've cut the cord since then). I've seen it three or four times since, it just gets better and better, I do love her, one of the greatest characters in cinema. Although I don't watch many of the mubi films, I'll be sure to see this one.