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3.5
62 Ratings

Mercuriales

Directed by Virgil Vernier
France, 2014
Drama, Adventure

Synopsis

This story takes place in a far distant time, a time of violence. All throughout Europe, a war was spreading. In a city there lived two sisters…

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Mercuriales Directed by Virgil Vernier
The characters across both narrative threads come to be relatable for their vulnerability, and with its meandering, ambiguous tangents and James Ferraro’s unpredictable synth soundtrack, Mercuriales puts the viewer in the same state of curiosity and susceptibility as its characters.
November 05, 2015
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One of my favorite films at the ND/NF this year, Virgil Vernier’s Mercuriales (2014), is a metaphysical, bloodless, vampiric tale, perfectly suited to our soulless capitalist age… Vernier does a splendid job of recasting Paris as a place of new, confused cultural and geographical markers, reimagining his city through the eyes of his estranged protagonists.
April 14, 2015
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By extracting rich, strange metaphor from the circumscribed territory of the French suburbs, Vernier creates an inexhaustibly layered portrait of contemporary life and elevates his film to a cosmic level.
March 19, 2015
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