chosen because it stars jane birkin. i expected it to be bad. netflix told me i wasn't gonna like it, and knows me pretty well. and it was pretty bad. jane wore plenty of cute, ridiculously short dresses--which is a good look for her. found out that a lot of the good pictures of her that come up on tumbler are actually stills from this movie. but all that isn't enough to make up for how dull her character is.
in style, the movie reminded me of Daisies. has that pop-art feel. but rough, like the hippie movies. not soft and classy, like godard's version of pop.
story reminded me of Jules et Jim. the girl goes back and forth between guys so many times for such small reasons; in the end you don't even care who ends up with who.
Quite enjoyed this though I watched it in a half-delerious-sick-with-a-fever state and in hindsight should have stuck to something more uplifting. Solid acting and it painted a very bleak picture of the region it's set in (with real character). 4/5 from me.
what was with the characters snorting rather than smoking/injecting meth though, is that more common over there? - sorry if no drug talk allowed in F&T
A dark comedy about a corporate drone who is experiencing the first symptoms of a strange epidemic that is making people explode (physically explode). The writing is great, the cast is great, overall great movie.
i guess parts of the english version of the audio are missing, so they have it patched with italian and subtitles. it randomly switches, sometimes mid shot. the italian voice actors often sound very different from the english. a usually flighty-voiced girl stops the conversation to light her cigarette in a drawn-out beat, and when she speaks again it is in this deep, intense italian voice. was comical.
overall i strongly preferred Suspiria. though it was his very next film, it feels like he significantly developed and refined his style in between.