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Le dialogue diabolique,
This review is from: The Lacemaker (1977) Region 1,2,3,4,5,6 Compatible DVD. A film by Claude Goretta a.k.a. 'La Dentellière'. Starring Isabelle Huppert, Yves Beneyton... (DVD)
I hadn't watched this for 30 years and I wasn't put off by the warnings of poor picture quality - which is true, by the way. But what really torpedoed it for me was the fact that the subtitles seem to have been written by a 13-year-old French girl who has never met an English-speaking person. The tenses are all over the place and early on, when a girl breaks up with her lover on the phone, she insults him thus: 'Wretch!', before barging into the kitchen and shouting 'Excrement!' It would be funny if I didn't love the film.