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josé neves's rating of the film Desire

35mm, re-rating. It's neither Lubitsch nor Borzage, with some hints of both, by the perversive sophistication of the former and by the melodramatic sublimation of the latter, but it's mainly a film based on this approximation to those two great directors. With a clever script in its ambiguity and ambivalence (far from the current demonstrative rule) and two of the most beautiful animals ever, Cooper and Marlene.