The film looks great, and the actors and acting are spot on. But the whole thing, about a tedious bloke who everyone seems to find fascinating, going on an errand and getting lost in a forest and having incredibly pretentious conversations with a slightly mysterious woman, the whole thing is drainingly boring.
The dialogue is very much of the 'coffee? I'd love coffee. But would I? And if I did, what would it mean? Oh, kiss me...no, don't, we can't, it's the coffee - its central contradictions remind me too much of the human condition....'. I love France, French culture and the French language. I've seen loads of French films with these actors in, and thought they were brilliant. But not this one, I'm afraid.
Every time the story seems to be going somewhere, it goes somewhere else, leaving the audience (well, me anyway) wondering what's going on, and struggling to care.
Truly terrible, French film-making at its worst!