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575 Ratings

The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

L'étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps

Belgium, France, 2013
Thriller, Mystery


A woman vanishes. Her husband begins to investigate the strange circumstances of her disappearance. Did she leave him? Is she dead?

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The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears Directed by Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
With its emphasis on soundtrack, editing, set design and visceral violence, in The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, Cattet and Forzani employ giallo iconography, using it as pure cinema, with which to create their own distinctive language. The result is highly abstract, with an emphasis on sensory assault rather than dramatic logic.
June 27, 2018
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Cattet and Forzani certainly impress, so much so that The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears is admirable and worthwhile for its formal bravura alone. A bombastic mosaic, the film at times resembles a work of avant-garde surrealism, a jolting David Lynchian whodunit by way of Luis Buñuel or Kenneth Anger.
February 26, 2017
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Sometimes The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears—the Gerard Manley Hopkins–esque title suggests more of a stylistic attitude than any tip-off to the plot—plays like five Dario Argento movies spliced together into a dreamy music video epic. But the filmmakers’ winking fusion of homage, subjective slipperiness, and outrageous genre gotchas is obviously a cohesive vision, answering the artists’ obsessions.
September 13, 2014
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