Watched due to a Huppert obsession and left with an equally strong infatuation with Schroeter. A film that can be compared to no other. Hypnotic, powerfully seductive, crazy, highly emotional and totally mesmirising. Huppert, of course, is impossible to look away from as she obsessively tears up letters, chainsmokes and sets fire to everything around her (literally and metaphorically). Plus her wardrobe is great.
Absolutely required viewing for serious fans of Isabelle Huppert! Here, she doesn't just set the screen on fire, she sets the set on fire, and herself, too. The incomparable Huppert is the only actor alive who could have performed this role, her most schizophrenic, over-the-top performance ever. A script so schizo, I can't imagine trying to comprehend it in only one viewing, so schizophrenic that the scriptwriter,
Hollow and pointless pseudo-deconstruction of some notion nobody really understands. Boring as watching paint dry, no connection whatsoever between many scenes and dialogues, totally random and pointless. Reading the synopsis here was far more interesting than watching the film itself. Complete crap, really.