The final film from a great director,the presence of Depardieu who could save any film,yet i lost interest half way through.Expected a crime thriller but there was no crime,just no plot.
Also,didn't buy the relationship between the brothers.
Yes, it´s slow, yes, it´s talky and yes, it´s a subtle masterpiece. Chabrol´s swan song feels lke an episode of a long running crime series. But it is also a knowing meditation on life and death. Who can resist a film that starts with a whistling tune on a graveyard. A perfectly symbolic scene.
I gave this movie three stars, but it is worth more than that. The screenplay is witty and profound at the same time. But profound in a silly way; Chabrol plays with his audience: he doesn't seem to take things too seriously, still the movie ends up being very serious. I enjoyed it!