Sombre, a review by Jimmy
MOVIE / DVD INFO:
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Video: Wide Screen
Audio: French (Stereo)
Marc Barbé - Jean
Elina Löwensohn - Claire
Géraldine Voillat - Christine
Director Philippe Grandieux's contreversial feature debut is a psychological thriller that delves into the warped mind of a serial killer. While on a murderous rampage through the backroads of France, Jean picks up two sisters, Christine and Claire, whose car has broken down. the encounters turns into a nightmare of terror culminating with Christine being viciously attacked. Inexplicably, Claire gives up her chance for escape and stays with Jean in a desperate attempt to save him from his demons.
My Thoughts:It's very rare that I buy a movie in my native language, since the France and the other french country (Province of Quebec include even if it isn't one) doesn't produce the genre of films that interest me. But, I've decide to give a chance to this one because of the synopsis who looks promising.
What a deception... This movie promises a nightmare of terror, a murderous rampage and a study of a killer mind. Nothing of that appear really, some murder happen at the beginning but blink your eyes and you miss them. This is a boring story and the movie is seemingly endless, nothing happen and honestly after 30 minutes I wanted to stop it but I've to reviewed it so no choice : I've to go on with the torture.
The only moment of what this movie coul've been happen after one hour and it's the only reason why I don't give it a zero. The killer and one of the girl are at some kind of public party and they go at a private house to continue it. They are with 2 other guys and by the camera movement (constant change of POV and unclear picture) and the music choice (Bela Lugosi's dead by Bauhaus; great song by the way) we see how they are more and more drunk. I'll stop here (don't want to spoil the only good moment of the movie), but I can say that it doesn't end the way I was thinking.
Maybe a movie for the peoples who like the french psychological bore fest, but this is not my cup of tea.
Rating : 1.5/5
(From My review - unseen and unwatched january marathon on January 23rd, 2008)
Dinoshark, a review by GSyren
(From Reviews and ramblings by Gunnar on December 26th, 2014)
The IT Crowd: Version 3.0 - (mini) marathon, a review by Tom
05. Friendface (2008-12-19)
Writer: Graham Linehan (Writer)
Director: Graham Linehan
Cast: Chris O'Dowd (Roy), Richard Ayoade (Moss), Katherine Parkinson (Jen), Matt Berry (Douglas), Claudia Harrison (Delina), Suzie Toase (Alison), James Tovell (Terry), Lewis Macleod (Friendface Voice (voice))
A great episode making fun of Facebook. I enjoyed it.
(From The IT Crowd: Version 3.0 - (mini) marathon on July 31st, 2009)