This is some mainline sleaze. Whole thing hinges on this wild pas de deux between the DOP and the lead actor, the amazing (and totally knotted-up) Erwin Leder. This is not about schizophrenia or psychosis, but rather the vertigo of a kind of standing-on-the-precipice-then-falling. Erwin is tumbling maniacally into fragmented, tormented action. A hell of a thing to behold. The apex is a total amoral delight. Oof.
Contends with Body Love for the title of best Klaus Schulze soundtrack, but this one, aptly, dials back that film's sequential sensuality in favor of trembling, twitching treble and heaving gobs of vomitous, minor-key synth. The film itself is deeply, if narrowly, disturbing, not least for also being hilarious. Kargl borrows liberally (if, again, narrowly) from Kubrick's Clockwork, but his relentlessness is his own.
What Gasper Noe has been ripping off for his entire career! There's something sexy about this psychopath! Maybe its the feeling that he doesn't have any control over his actions and how he's an exhibitionist about it! What's more attractive about that? This movie contains many images I won't get out of my head. HOT DAMN!
I haven't felt like this since the time I watched Irreversible. I think it's called motion-sickness. But it was not only the motion. It was the score, the editing, the colours. It flows as if the camera is floating. It enfuriates, as we barely ever see the killer's point of view - flawless snorricam use. I could be here all night talking about how good this film is. I'm gonna remake my top 10 film list right now.
Gorgeous cinematography, with especially stunning use of SnorriCam. A riveting realistic portrayal of a serial killer, and a precursor to other masterful disturbing films, such as Seul Contre Tous and Martyrs.
Fantastic! This film was anything I could dream of! A horrific insight of a murderer's mind. Excellent shots, brutal & merciless! Made Silence of the Lambs looks way too cheesy, it melts. As a fan of a serial killers films, this film is one of the best there is! So very glad I came across with it!