3,5 My favored morceau of Enrico’s „In the Midst Of Life” ternion, bcz it shuns the commonplace of picturing terminal moments mental imagery by retrospective breakneck montage à la Bay’s Armageddon (Enrico’s civilian is an a-steroid saboteur breed) and offers in its place anticipation, prospective escape planned in dilated detail: the hanged woolgathers he broke loose, misleading us along. That doesn’t mean forsaking
Magnificent french 'short' that would later feature in the first Twilight Zone series. Archetype of dozens of films 'with a twist' that resurfaced now and then over the decades, the most memorable perhaps being one produced in 1990. More recently not the same twist, but the idea of getting to a point which would allow the makers to wrong-foot the audience seemed to become an easy, overused box-office gimmick. Sadly!