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Le feu follet

Louis Malle France, 1963

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.