Bruno Dumont’s directorial debut takes place in a provincial town in the north of France, where a twenty-year-old named Freddy lives. Racial tensions arise when he sees his girlfriend talking to the new guy in town, an Arab.
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three breaking points;
revenge .kader's cursing to all french people,
abusing of overweight girl,
kader's rejection in the park,
these scenes are manipulating our ideas about characters.All characters amateur but they are acting better than proffesionals.This director doesnt have any dogmatic ideas ,he is telling his story in simplest form.This is masterful work of art for a director's first feature film.
Essential cinema. Dumont's debut feature of French miserableness is even more powerful and provocative now then when in debut in '97. Confrontational from its title through execution featuring a collection of authentic performances, from a non-professional cast most of whom never acted again, and low key but solid production values. Scripting is aces but was soon surpassed by his second feature.
It's a well-made, well-acted film but it's dull, partly in that it so successfully conjures up the deadly dullness of this small town that it becomes bogged down in itself, but also because it simply lacks suffient layers of complexity in the plot and dialogue.
başroldeki arkadaş wayne rooney'e çok benzediğinden ve sürekli üstü çıplak gezdiğinden ingiliz filmi diye izledim bi süre. böyle ingiliz filmi mi olur, bu ne yavaşlık derken fransız filmi olduğunu anladım. sevindim. tam bi fransız filmi yani. iyi seyirler.