A downbeat but beautiful story of life as a gambling table, with two lovers who experience euphoria when the chips are up and snipe at one another when the chips are down. Why this isn't discussed more as one of Demy's (and Moreau's) best is beyond me. The score by Legrand is amazing, and I don't buy that the happy ending is unironic for a second.
Una premisa sencilla y con la que es fácil identificarse; todos hemos sentido esa obsesión y compulsión en algún punto de nuestras vidas. La historia está muy bien llevada y característica de Jacques Demy; los personajes no siempre terminan mejor de lo que iniciaron, el destino y el azar son el eje de sus vidas.
There is something so desolate about this film I was going to only give it 4 stars but then I realized that is not a good reason to take away a star from Demy and Moreau. I saw this in the theater but am putting it on "want to watch" list 'cuz I hope MUBI will show it someday.
Respectfully disagree. Lacks the depth to seem more than fetishistic, to me, and on the other hand lacks the energy to be truly iconic. Demy excels - is at peak nuance, depth, empathy, wit, subversion - in his musicals. But these others always leave me, honestly, just a little bored, and mildly irritated at something like their unused potential.