When a film crew (Saffron Burrows, David Schwimmer, Rhys Ifans and others) arrive in Rome who plan to film their own interpretation of the play "The Duchess Of Malfi", they in turn are being followed by a sleazy pre-madonna documentary hack (Salma Hayek) who is obsessed about the Dogme film movement. As crew members begin disappearing, all fingers point to the bell hops and maids of the hotel they are staying in, who may or may not be ritualistic cannibals.
If you consider yourself a film buff who can stomach almost anything, this may be the film for you but if you get your kicks from watching teeny-bopper comedies then you shouldn't even watch the trailer! In such a film like this, you would be forgiven not to pay attention to the actors performances. Rhys Ifans is hilarious as the would be director who is hell-bent on completing his movie, David Schwimmer plays against type and tries to shake loose of his "Ross from Friends" persona and Salma Hayek is a hoot as the attention seeking wannabe film maker.
Many people would see this as over-rated artsy rubbish but for the rest of us who are willing to forgive its faults (Its a tad over long and the stylish yet confusing camera angles and movements play tricks on the un-tamed eye) will find something to enjoy in this comedy/drama/satire/horror. Filmed on a shoe-string budget, this is every amateur film makers dream!
4 out of 5