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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    Un véritable film d'horreur ! www.cinefiches.com

  2. Jd Salinger's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    so good gonna watch it ahgain

  3. Jeremiah Johnson's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    MUBI has shown a dozen of Painleve's films and what's noticeable is how different the post war films sound like from his 30s films. The postwar films have a lot of jazz, which goes well with his witty commentary and adds an interesting dynamic. The music shouldn't work but its perfect.

  4. Shayne Bowden's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    Shocking stuff. Hellraiser Leviathan scene came to mind......... Jazz soundtrack intensifies the brutality and violence of the underwater creepy crawlies world.........

  5. captainfez's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    It's a dog-eat-dog world, if the dogs lived underwater and weren't dogs.

  6. madeline's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    Who knew larvae could be this entertaining? Painlevé's approach to the science documentary is totally unique. Great soundtrack too.

  7. Sebastian C. Christensen's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    I'm not sure what to say. Somehow Jean Painlevé made watching water insects for 22 minutes interesting. The different shots, the jazz music, the factual learning. So many great elements to this short. It's a rare documentary that not only entertained me but also taught me. Do watch!

  8. Marco Bevilacqua's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    A very nice way to make a documentary about nature and animals. Music can results out of theme but it brings a fresh touch in the movie. How natural events are explained and shown is literally perfect. Some of the ultra-macro images are astonishing and all of the recordings are presented with beautiful pictures.

  9. BUSTER TIERNEY's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    Toujours cette sorte d'envoûtement, "d'inquiétante étrangeté" adoucie par du jazz... Crimes et horreurs sans soucis... telle une femelle panda qui aspirerait placidement la cervelle d'un Q...

  10. Sol Petchorine's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    _ C’est le premier moteur à réaction.

  11. chazell's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

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  13. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

  14. Ludovic72's rating of the film Freshwater Assassins

    Jean Painlevé a ici une inoubliable formule (non "classée X", malgré les apparences...) : "Qui suce, sera sucé" ! En gros, la nature ne fait pas de cadeaux et les tueurs d'un moment seront bientôt tués à leur tour, par des méthodes peu ragoûtantes. Qu'ils le fassent sur du jazz entraînant n'y change rien : observés de près, ces assassins d'eau douce sont effrayants, étranges, souvent fascinants.