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1,389 Ratings

Twentynine Palms

Directed by Bruno Dumont
France, 2003


He is a photographer, scouting for locations. She goes with him because they’ve fallen in love. They discover the desert around the town of Twenty-nine Palms, lose themselves in nature’s splendour, make love, and hate one another, never suspecting that the danger doesn’t only lie within themselves.

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Twentynine Palms Directed by Bruno Dumont
It’s a sociopolitical horror film that felt agonizingly from the heart in 2003, a twist on American icons of masculinity, on the glorious western expanse mythologized on film, on our mega-cars and military heroes.
June 03, 2013
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Wild places do things to people, and movies have been exploring this confrontation between civilized human beings and their natural roots for decades. Twentynine Palms extends this exploration with psychological and physical brutality that, nonetheless, is spellbinding to watch.
June 09, 2010
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Sex, like violence, can be vulgar, pretty, fantastical and emotional—it can also be political. More times than not, though, it’s a private exchange and Twentynine Palms poses many interesting questions to people who violently react to its images.
February 27, 2004
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