part of me thinks that this film could've hit 5 stars for me if the ideology behind the attacks was clear (hinted at capitalism, but not enough), a la a godard film. part of me thinks that the film was powerful /because/ of the meaningless of the actions; the lack of a message was in and of itself a message. one definite complaint - some of those dept store scenes could have been cut.
filme daora. gostei da forma com que os enquadramentos são feitos ali, o jeito que ele vai contando a história através de rápidos takes... a câmera nuns momentos se mexendo rapido, dando um ritmo meio desnorteado e agitado. também é legal os dramas mentais dos jovens, tão próximos dos probleminhas de ansiedade e tal q pra gente da nossa geração é como respirar.
Starts off very promisingly – the almost wordless first 25 minutes are a match for the best of Jean-Pierre Melville. It loses its momentum in the second half though, with some overly clunky symbolism weighing it down. Still, a very interesting film that one cannot fail to read as a commentary of sorts on the diminished employment prospects for French youth.
This one does not make it for me. It was impossible to care about anything - and I kept thinking to myself: wait, there's going to be something amazing because people are talking so much about it. Current? Yes. But so many others showcased urban paranoia much better. It has promising scenes though, but they seemed a bit on the music video side. Bonello has done better.
A tight, clockwork construction of a thriller that deliberately loses the plot midway through to become a loose, metaphor laden hang-out. The pieces of the plot don't all connect and while the images are potent Bonello never quite makes them into ideas, then there is the questionable editing, but there is something uniquely entrancing about the core of his vision here.
Sans aucune assise politique, une psychologie des personnages inexistante, gravitant autour d'un scénario hyperbolique d'une permanente pédanterie, assaisonnée de prétention maladive, de pesante bêtise et d'inconséquence notoire, on se retrouve devant une pénible rature cinématographique où même les intervenants policiers semblent sortis d'un ersatz de jeu vidéo infantile et bancal... www.cinefiches.com
Piccoli elephant(s) crescono. Film-disegno/di-segno. Immagini che suggeriscono l'imminenza di una fine, di un'apocalisse o, per lo meno, di ciò che rimane di essa in quest'epoca post-11 minut/settembre e post-spring breakers. Un film destinato a crescere col passare del tempo.