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on 17 August 2011
Like others I watched this because I heard that it was inspired by giallo films. Indeed it does bear many of the hallmarks of gialli, including the soundtrack, visual elements and lighting - and these are not subliminal but up-front, so it was obviously the film-makers' intention for "Amer" to be in part a tribute to the genre - however as a film in itself it is quite clearly not a giallo, being located somewhere between surrealism and voyeurism.
There is very little plot in the film; it consists of three vignettes from a girl's (latterly a woman's) life, and she is menaced by her surroundings in all of them. The pace is lingering and the dialogue minimal, for the real attraction of "Amer" is in its stunning camerawork and the exquisitely detailed scenes that the camera examines with its leisurely eye.