A found wallet triggers an unlikely obsession in this film by the masterful Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad). An ode to uncontrolled impulses and effervescent possibilities, it’s a thriller, a romance, a screwball comedy—and something else entirely.
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A very elegant, beguilingly mysterious study of mental frailty, obsession and the unexpected paths of fate, with a welcome dash of wit and adventurous spirit thrown in for good measure. A film to be relished and savoured for its use of colour and visual beauty too; Resnais' best for decades.
A lurid, lyrical experiment in demented character study. Fun and frothy and weird and wonderful but an exercise--not a fully realized film. Still, Resnais being 88 goddamn years old and making something so enjoyable is an achievement, and a gift.