Isild Le Besco is Lili, an art student in 1970s Paris who falls suddenly and hard for a boy who turns out to be a petty crook. Before you know it, she’s on the run with him in Europe, and quickly winds up alone and destitute in Athens.
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Everything we have seen at the start will fold in on itself, sombrely: there will be infinitely more serious tantrums, and other, graver bed scenes with women to come, far away down the line of the plot.
In a way this helps to understand (or at least forgive) the last of the Le Besco "trilogy". In a interview about that film, Benoît Jacquot talks about the "coup de foudre" and in english says "at first sight". This first film seems to explore the chain reactions set up by a coup de foudre. The last one, its malignant alchemy. Both show the "perversity" of the wish to be subservient. Or show love like that.*
Film très dense, habité par Isild LE BESCO, magnifique. L'ambiance, l'esprit des années 70 parfaitement reestitués. ===== Very dense film, inhabited by beautiful Isild LE BESCO. The atmosphere & spirit of the 70s perfectly described. EMBAREK, BERCOT, DUVAUCHELLE perfect / excellents. D'après 1 histoire vraie. After Elisabeth Fanger's true story ====== http://www.liberation.fr/portrait/2004/11/25/l-amour-braque_500653
A small film with a big effect,i was totally absorbed in this coming of age,suspenseful,road movie.
With a great performance from Isild Le Besco,it grabs you immediately,then shows how one "on the spot decision" can change your life.
Esthetic but boring. An apparent choice from a `conaisseur` which made me decide, together with some of the trailer that mubi is not to my taste, it seems to me a movie platform for a small elite, good luck here. One star. I had expected more depth in a movie picked by an expert!
My girlfriend did appreciate it more, she gives it three stars.
In black and white, a gritty realistic film of a girl's relationship with HIM, a deceptive petty criminal who is responsible for murder. She moves through several relationships: a bank robber to a lesbian lover in Greece to a tryst between two men picked up at a bar, then back home to parents house, and to Laurence. She is lost. Looking for HIM. HIM shot dead by police. Looking for her island in the sun.