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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Treasure of the Bitch Islands

    The use of mostly primitive filmic means to tell a dystopian story reminds me of Godard's "Alphaville". But Ossang's narrative, equipped with very good cinematography and atmospheric sequences, avoids a concentrated approach and confronts the audience with a slightly meandering story. By all means it's a film to rewatch, and the music/soundscape of Messagero Killer Boy is exceptional.

  2. josé neves's rating of the film Treasure of the Bitch Islands

    Seen at Cinemateca a few years ago and lost in oblivion. I think i'll dedicate myself to the masters of fakin' fake, not the real ones like Welles or Ruiz, but the fake ones (a pleonasm, indeed) like Ossang (of who his last film can be seen next week), Maddin, Ben Rivers, Mandico and Yann Gonzalez. Maybe suddenly i will start liking them like it happened with Carax and "Holy Motors".

  3. saitosouta's rating of the film Treasure of the Bitch Islands

    Acest așa-numit "Film expedition," care a estetică avangardistă și nostalgie pentru filme clasice, descrie oamenii explorînd abisul psihicului uman. Dar prea mult depindînd de locații cu dezmăgire sublimă și reproducere nepricepută a nebunie, îi lipsesc extremism impetuos și atracție imorală. // 前衛的で古典映画への郷愁をも感じさせる、このいわゆる"探検映画"は人間精神の奥地へ向かう人々の姿を描き出している。しかし崇高な荒涼さを誇るロケーションと狂気の拙い再現に頼り過ぎて、猛烈な極端さと背徳的な魅力が欠けている。

  4. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Treasure of the Bitch Islands

    De lejos es el soundtrack lo mejor del filme. A ritmo de esta, Ossang construye el ambiente que me recuerda a alguna película de Guy Maddin. La historia además hace exposición de una serie de recursos perversos sobre científicos retorcidos, drogas y efectos colaterales que tropiezan con la locura. Hay también ese guiño de reunir a un grupo de élite a fin de ir en búsqueda de algo que de paso nunca se consigue.

  5. Ostermyers's rating of the film Treasure of the Bitch Islands

    Ossang à l'audace scénaristique des cinéastes de l'Est et en même temps la radicalité formelle qui marque le cinéma punk voire cyberpunk de l'époque comme celui de Oshii, Tsukamoto ou Fukui. Bref, il est génial. C'est dommage qu'il soit totalement versé dans le contemplatif et l'abstrait aujourd'hui...

  6. Paula Ribas's rating of the film Treasure of the Bitch Islands

    o meu primeiro filme ;) gostava imenso de revê-lo