I've read some reviews about this one and I can't agree with the majority of opinions which say that this plot is based on nonsense and absurdity. Carax shows us a pure critic to the digital cinema present in our days, "where cameras are smaller", where cinema lost his initial analogical beauty. At the end this masterpiece offers a resistance to the modern age of cinema and defends "the beauty of the act".
I liked the transformations of the main character. But I still have to give this one a thought. The reviews here are sooo different. I really liked the one where Oscar plays the crazy little green man. That part was daring and awful and interesting and crazy and nice in the same time. But the rest was boring. I kept waiting for some revelation of some sort but limos talking among themselves didn't quite do it...
A film like a surgery - while being completely awake - a film like a dream - when experiencing it, it’s a flow - when trying to explain it or just put in words, there are to few. If you know more about Carax’ life and personal tragedy and loss of his partner in 2011 then it is more obvious. Amazing how he (in my interpretation) works through and deals with his pains - a masterpiece.
3.8 stars. A wild celebration of the transformative powers of latex. Authentically gob-smacking malarky - with Sparks, too! It has that Surrealist issue of treating women like walking embodiments of abstract ideals, but for what it's worth, this is not a deeply humanist work. If I were the inverse Meyers-Briggs type (i.e. ESTP) but somehow with the same tastes this would probably be my favourite film of all time.
Um filme perfeito. Dualidade de se viver, o mau e o bom. O espectro total de emoções humanas em apenas 24h de vida da personagem, transversal à banalidade até ao absurdismo. Coloca-nos em diversas situações hipotéticas, posições sociais, locais e ideias. A concentração da variedade de identidades que o ser humano pode adotar e metamorfoses que nos podem suceder. Um filme que é demasiado humano. Fenomenal!