While I personally see an anthropological study on human nature, it fails to engage and to progress to tell a story in a fluent, cohesive way. Choice of music was interesting but added nothing. Finally, if you don't watch there's nothing you'll miss. You will not feel that 'feeling' movies give.
The razor thin ties that bind people come unraveling in a split-second instant of stark transparency. Whether by colossal force or merely a poor choice of words, when the veil of artifice flutters aside, we are left gawping at the house of cards we've built for ourselves. The austere cinematography is a cruel accomplice, framing our hapless protagonists with comically cool detachment. Bracing and droll.
Snow white ground became site of entering the shadows, site of separations... “You're not the only victim here. ... “I'm a victim of my own bloody instincts!”.Who are we? Our perceptions, our personas, that what others see in us, or that force majeure eye/camera sees?Are our decisions, as individuals or groups-society, following steps or random and chaotic, careful enough, well planned, justifiable? No. Masterpiece.
Wow, this film is just as paranoic as the wealthy-average-class it portraits. I think it has some wonderful scenes and I enjoy the central plot a lot (the force of nature x the force of human nature), but when it comes to editing: in here more is more. Furniture, claustrophobia, bergmanesc gags, open wide shots, odd characters, color schemes - it's a lot to process. But when the melt down comes, oh it really comes.
Sehr gute Kamera, meisterliche Komposition von Bild & Ton sowie hervorragende Struktur & dramaturgischer Aufbau. Dialoge zu Beginn leider nicht sonderlich gut (schlechte deutsche Synchronisation?)./ Very good camera, masterly composition of picture & sound as well as excellent structure & dramaturgical construction. Unfortunately, the dialogues are not particularly good at the beginning (bad german synchronisation?).