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  1. bryanvmh's rating of the film The Fire Within

    I fell asleep three times trying to watch this, perhaps less due to the film than due to me being sleepy, but Maurice Ronet's somnambulent performance of depression puts me to bed. This movie is only good insofar as it addresses the fashionability of suicide. I like the folding of clothes, the close shave, and the posturing before death. Alain is sad no one loves him, but his pitiable actions are far from lovable.

  2. Fabiha's rating of the film The Fire Within

    "I've done nothing but wait. All my life. Waiting...for something to happen. For what, I don't know."

  3. Marina C.'s rating of the film The Fire Within

    "Life.. it flows too slowly through me". This is life being drained from Alain, and this is all you feel throughout this film. A slow death.

  4. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film The Fire Within

    Un filme decadente sobre un hombre recogiendo sus pasos, visitando y despidiéndose de sus antiguos amigos, una que otra amante, todo en el espacio de un día, acercándose hacia lo irreparable. Malle hace una visión oscura de aquello que va más allá del vicio. Lo del protagonista es una dolencia existencial que no se quita con la abstinencia. Su último deseo: anunciar su condena, aquello que también padecen los suyos.

  5. Walker's rating of the film The Fire Within

    This is such a haunting and bold film, it will stay with me for better or (probably) worse

  6. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Fire Within

    This film perfectly describes how I felt getting off the sauce. I, like, the protagonist, could feel nothing. Suicide was always considered, but in the end, I immersed myself in books, music, film, and art, until eventually the pain and emptiness became bearable. I had to keep my brain preoccupied, as otherwise my story would've ended with the same conclusion. A great study on depression. 5 stars

  7. dordairobert's rating of the film The Fire Within

  8. Ekrem Ozturk's rating of the film The Fire Within

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Fire Within

    Un film élégant et de surcroit habilement construit. On ne peut s'empêcher d'entrer dans les arcanes du jeu. L'oeuvre repose entièrement sur les épaules de Maurice Ronet, prodigieux interprète que l'on retrouve avec émotion dans une des réalisations les plus abouties de l'inégal et souvent décevant Louis Malle... www.cinefiches.com

  10. nico's rating of the film The Fire Within

    Extremely hard to watch for all the right reasons.

  11. Loud Rocks's rating of the film The Fire Within

  12. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Fire Within

    The main problem is that it's massively overwritten. Ronet does a great acting job, but the excessive philosophizing brings it down. Also, I hate that device that a lot of soap operas use where the people say, "He looks terrible", and of course he looks perfectly fine. I understand it with soap opera stars because they're super vain. This guy looks great all the time.

  13. Raum's rating of the film The Fire Within

    oh no, poor man fuck this film

  14. natalieb's rating of the film The Fire Within

    il y a une telle intelluctualisation du propos que ça ne laisse aucune place aux émotions. Ronet n'est pourtant pas lourd. Bref, Malle c'est pas ma vibe plus que ça…

  15. João Martins's rating of the film The Fire Within

    The definition of struggle and sadness in a film.

  16. falso doku's rating of the film The Fire Within

    la mujer como objeto y el aburrido cliclé del intelectual

  17. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film The Fire Within

  18. Levent Güçer's rating of the film The Fire Within

  19. pezfelinoespia's rating of the film The Fire Within

    Interesante, muchas veces me sentí identificado... me gustaron sus diálogos, con una bella música de fondo de Erik Satie más los lugares en los cuales estos ocurrían... no es una película para todos los gustos, ya que por momentos se pone un poco lenta... tan lenta como decía Alain que la vida transcurría para él...

  20. Aardsy's rating of the film The Fire Within

    This sad sack, sad sacking around.

  21. Odile~'s rating of the film The Fire Within

    << Mañana... La vida... Conmigo no transcurre lo bastante deprisa, así que la acelero. La corrijo. Mañana me mato. >> - Alain Leroy

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  24. thesearenotpearsAnna's rating of the film The Fire Within

    imho it's perhaps the best Jeanne Moreau's role

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