Elegance documents the style and elegance in grey partridge and pheasant hunting through a group of Finnish gentlemen hunters, all men from the top of Finnish society for whom hunting is a shared passion and lifestyle.
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SNUFF MOVIE sur des animaux sans défense. De vieux dirigeants de Nokia chassent élans & faisans, en devisant sur leurs chiens de race & leurs conquêtes féminines, dont la soeur de Catherine DENEUVE. Peu élégant Messieurs! === SNUFF MOVIE on defenseless animals. Rich Nokia executives hunt elk & pheasants, chatting on their breed dogs & their female conquests, among which Françoise DORLEAC. Not very elegant gentlemen!
Exceptionally well made short that leaves one wishing there was a little more to it both in length and scope. Film ends just as it gets interesting in its minute look at finnish business executives enjoying their pastime of game hunting. Musings, memories and perhaps tall tales the order of the day.
What is the relevance of this to the viewer? This is an example of nationalist cinema. There is no mocking, that is, no critical perspective here. Just an aestheticized recording of an exclusively male, monied, germanophilic coterie. It is Instructive in some ways, but in a frightening way.
In exquisite pictures of outstanding beauty this film shows very rich men hunting. An old hunter tells very boring stories, the others listen, the men stroke their dogs very very lovingly, they stand in the field, the old hunter tells another boring story, they kill birds, a cook turns the birds into meal, they eat. And don't notice that this film doesn't show their elegance but their shallowness. A very clever film.