In an airport hotel on the outskirts of Paris, a Silicon Valley engineer abruptly chucks his job, breaks things off with his wife, and holes up in his room. Soon, fate draws him and a young French maid together.
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What's so delightful about Ferran's latest is just how willing the film is to defy one's expectations and take the story in a surreal and offbeat direction. What starts as a blend of 'Up In The Air' and perhaps 'Villa Amalia' winds up having more in common with Noe's 'Exit the Void'. Demoustier is quite wonderful here but more surprising is the somber work of Josh Charles and a supporting turn by Radha Mitchell.
(Vu kekpar sur le web) Très déçu par ce film de P. Ferran, dont j'avais pourtant adoré la "Lady Chaterley". Englué dans ses prémices, le récit de ce Bird People ne semble jamais décollé (un comble!). Les parcours des 2 protagonistes manquent de liens, tandis que la dimension fantastique arrive bien trop tard. Certaines séquences paresseuses ne sont pas loin du ratage complet (je pense à la séquence Skype). Fuyez!!!
I had no subtitles so I ended up missing some of the french dialogues, but somehow this movie really drawn my attention and kept me interested in a strange way. I'm not sure what it communicated, though.
Still wrestling over this one. The reveal is a little disorienting, and I'm not sure that the filmmaker understood where it should finish. It held my attention, and forced me (quite literally) to understand the world from a radically different perspective. I'm just not sure this added up to much.
Yoğun iş stresi, çoktan bitmiş bir ilişkinin koca rolü derken Paris'te bir otel odasında anksiyete (kaygı bozukuluğu) yaşayan Gary Newman'ın, soyadı gibi yeni bir adama dönmesi -ağır ve uzun- anlatılıyor. Çünkü kanadı kırılmış kuşlar, ancak aşkla uçar.
The literal flight of fancy in the second half was amazing and gorgeous, but it couldn't elevate the utter garbage, boring depiction of the vile man in its first half. Couldn't stand watching him; I don't ask for sympathy for all characters, but I do want to be able to stomach "anti-heroes" in some capacity.