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.
Not as formally or intellectually rigorous as you might expect from Resnais, but rather an entertaining and perplexing look at the odd ways in which strangers can affect each other's lives (for better AND for worse).
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.