Such an odd film. Beautiful in parts, and in others it feels outdated and overly and unrealistically romantic. I found it hard to believe the parts as some felt over acted and dispelled belief. I initially came to this film due to Roger Eberts 'Great' classification of this film. But i am feeling like something is lacking. Perhaps this film is too bleak for me. Well shot but a difficult film and reality it portrays.
Un filme que inicia con un personaje misterioso. La personalidad de Hire hace remembranza al protagonista de "The lodger" de Hitchcock u otros personajes ermitaños. A esto se suma su fascinación por el vouyerismo (más Hitchcock). Se asome entonces este objeto del deseo. Las escenas en donde vemos a Bonnaire exhibiéndose ante su acosador son fascinantes, lo mejor del filme. Sigue sobre el amante romántico y abnegado.
Fantastic thriller from Patrice Leconte based on the George Simenon story. Michel Blanc has never been better with great interplay between himself and a young Sandrine Bonnaire. The film's depection of voyeurism, attraction and deceit is masterful. Remember seeing this on release back in 1990 and am equally impressed by it now. Essential for fans of Hitchcock, Clouzot or DePalma. The real deal.
The cinema itself is voyeuristic in nature, but I'm not sure I've seen a film that deals with the topic this... directly. In the hands of a lesser director this could have been a very creepy film, but under Leconte's hand (he's quickly become a new favorite) it's quite the tender, romantic, and tragic fable. Also, I'm in love with Sandra Bonnaire <3 I don't know how anyone could not be.