Its not romantic in any way.The two main characters were selfish and I hated them while watching it and did not want them to have happiness. But isn't that the main underlying for some affairs Selfishness?
A fascinating sequel to Invasion of the Body Snatchers. In an attempt to simulate human behavior, two pod people go about attempting to mimic an illicit affair. There’s some aerobics that vaguely resemble sex and I would have thought the acting was ridiculously mannered had they been portraying characters who beared any resemblance to actual people.
Si bien se trata de lo mejor de la ultima etapa de Louis Malle y, sin duda, de un film provocador e intenso, resulta imposible no soltar la carcajada en una deliciosa escena de humor involuntario, durante la cual, la esposa de Jeremy Irons le reclama a este por sus infidelidades con Juliette Binoche; viendo a Miranda Richardson en "topless", uno termina por justificar las motivaciones del personaje de Jeremy Irons.
Bang goes the knighthood... A chilly walk down a familiar street. It has a certain elan but it's conventional stuff thematically, modelled here in the coldest marble and peopled with underdeveloped characters who are shunted around like chess pieces with the airiest of indifference. The world depicted seems more than a generation ago with a Britain now much changed, although banging your knighthood away has not...
Great directing and story-telling, amazing performances. And although this film is one of my top favourites because of Irons and Binoche's tragic love story, I really find myself amazed by Richardson's performance.
I think that Louis Malle prefectly encapsulated what a dangerously intense love affair is. Binoche, playing an emotionally broken, powerfully sensual, and mysterious character. The magnetism between Irons and Binoche is so potent, that it reaches out and abruptly pulls you in, and all of a sudden, you are there. It was brilliant. Then again, It IS Louis MAlle we are talking about...
I dignify this with inclusion only to stress the sad spectacle of a major auteur in decline. Apart from the deeply sexist (for both women and men) overtones, the utterly ludicrous finale and the wooden performances of Binoche/Irons it features the most badly filmed erotic scenes I have ever witnessed in cinema. Laughable and totally passionless they add to what is a pretentious and ultimately reactionary film. Awful!