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Vif-argent

Stéphane Batut Frankrijk, 2019

jsbrocka's rating of the film Burning Ghost

This is a welcome contemporary interpretation of the grim reaper story with beautifully-shot scenes, charismatic leads with genuine chemistry, and an unexplainably doe-eyed sensuality. Although fantastical at its core, the simple and more realistic moments are its best parts–as the failure to define the rules of its magical world and the mishmash of special effects distract rather than aid its compelling narrative.