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3.9
422 Ratings

The Inner Scar

La cicatrice intérieure

Directed by Philippe Garrel
France, 1972
Avant-Garde, Fantasy

Synopsis

A collage of dreams. Garrel made a name for himself with this film as a new Jean Vigo. With Nico (Velvet Underground).

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The Inner Scar Directed by Philippe Garrel

Critics reviews

The vistas the camera captures are striking, as antithetical as can be to the 70s France that his contemporaries were depicting during the post-New Wave era; the coupling of tracks from Nico’s Desertshore with these visions make the film positively otherworldly.
May 11, 2016
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This tedious, humorless, drugged-out brainstorm feels at least a couple thousand pounds heavier than Garrel’s breezy latest without achieving a fraction of the insights into human relationships. There’s obvious psychic pain at the core of such a brazenly autobiographical venting exercise, which is fine, but Garrel’s effort to elevate it all to apocalyptic significance is just patently absurd…
October 17, 2013
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