Emerging from a coma after a water ski accident in which his girlfriend Délie was killed, Stan van der Decken is informed that he is the heir of the mysterious Professor Starkov. He then embarks on a trip to the village of Las Estrellas.
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Me pareció genial, aunque muy exigente para mí como espectador. Mucho que descifrar; una narrativa incómodamente entrecortada. Visualmente, si no me equivoco, con influjo del expresionismo y del cómic. El remate (literario religioso), también es excelente.
The actors playing were awkwardly cute. The choices of architecture, places and cinematography were great.
But most importantly, you never escape from the introduction sequence were she’s skying on the water.
Some extreme stylization makes it hypnotizing. I wanted this energy for all the film with no temps mort.
There's a woman on a boat. It's a speedboat, and she's driving. There's a water skier and they are going back and forth on the waves. It's a bit hypnotic. She's dressed in leather and wearing dark sunglasses as you would if you were driving a speedboat. The leather is very noisy as she shifts her weight back and forth, but you can't hear it above the engine. She likes the wind in her face, and she instinctively ...
A far-too arch series of striking images which alone do not a make for a satisfying whole. Yes, there’s technical aplomb in the cinematography and composition but it’s all so achingly referential one wonders why Ossang chooses to remain in someone else’s shadow. Epics of pop video sensibilities don’t do anyone any favours.
Too bad this director invests so much on his obsessions with pulp characters and homages to past genres rendering them quasi-parodic simulacra. Here though the fascination with viral evil has rewards to offer, which derive mainly from a tight plot, some excellent landscape scenes (definitely his forte) and a handful of beautiful chromatic injections into the nylon-like aesthetic. Placid, yet not without interest.
Pompeux, prétentieux et très ennuyeux. Un film qui se prétend avant gardiste, audacieux, de contre culture mais qui est en réalité bien convenu. On nous ressert mal des vieilles scies déjà vues mille fois. Une belle photo, oui mais vaine. Ce qui m’a empêché de sombrer dans la déprime c’est une chanson : Taboo par The Cramps.
One of the most boring film I've EVER seen! A pity because efforts seem to have been maid to give it a visual impact, and the story is quite original. But it's extremely confusing – in the end it just looks "cheap", nearly as if the scenes where put in order randomly and no attention had been maid to the story whatsoever. It's completely at the opposite of Godard's well made and intriguing Alphaville, for example.