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Ricky [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004JWWT2C
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Francois Ozon's Ricky is one of his most successful films, I think, as it brings to the fore the vein of fantasy in which most of his best work is cast. He is very good at strangeness, and the score in this film plays it up well. The central conceit of a baby with wings is certainly unprecedented in a film, I think. At the same time the setting couldn't be more banal, in a sense - a block of flats and a main character who works in a factory. He also plays the cuteness of babyhood against quite a high disgust quotient which also maintains an odd feeling of equilibrium, and the film is likewise poised between warmth and otherness, or alienation, and between humour and pathos. All these aspects give the tone a bizarre richness and I watched the film twice in rapid succession with a similarly mesmerised gaze! I was surprised by a scene near the end which had a real emotional resonance. It's almost a bit like Kafka, the way he brings you up short in Metamorphosis. There is a view of the housing estate which makes it look so normal and yet oddly otherworldly. Alexandra Lamy and Sergi Lopez give a very effective boost to the emotional barometer of the film, anchoring it in feelings that are both archetypal and unpredictable, as would be so, you imagine, in such bizarre circumstances as the film shows. I don't imagine there's ever been a film where a baby takes centre stage quite as much as here. In its strangeness it seems to look back to Sitcom - the unforgettable giant rat scene - or Les amants criminels, where you felt he used fairy tale and a Wagnerian score to the most potent effect. This is a sweeter film than either, but not without a distinctly sad undercurrent too.
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It's interesting that Artificial Eye are releasing François Ozon's previous 2009 film directly to DVD at the same time as his latest film Le Refuge, the two films taking a very different approach to the impact that the birth of a child is to have on a mother. Having never been released theatrically in the UK, few people will know what to expect from the earlier film, but as is often the case with Ozon, you should always expect the unexpected, and that's even more the case with the utterly bizarre Ricky.

If Ozon has been a bit of a chameleon, he's nonetheless shown himself to be an adept filmmaker with consistent themes and a unique approach, those themes often relating to families. Ozon seems to find something rather unhealthy in family relationships and finds them unable to cope with modern stresses and sexual tensions, often leading to a violent self-destruction. This has been particularly imaginatively done in films like Sitcom, 8 Women and 5x2, the director managing to twist the reality of the situations slightly in order to bring out certain facets of those weaknesses and how they lead to dysfunctional behaviour. Ricky pushes those boundaries even further, perhaps a little too far for an unsuspecting public and even for the director's own fan-base.

Unusually for an Ozon film, Ricky's subject is one of a working-class family living in a typical high-rise apartment.
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This film is a delightful romantic fantasy, which starts off as a gritty social realist film but quickly turns into a critique of the genre. The film suggests that to be poor and in a monotonous factory job does not exclude the possibility of happiness. That it is possible to come through pain and loss to experience the kind of intense happiness when earthbound as the baby (Ricky) experiences when in flight. Perhaps this film in its romanticism could be read as conservative or reactionary but it can also be read as radical, as a critique of consumerist materialism, in its insistence that it is who you are not how much money you have that matters. Whatever, it is original and enchanting. And the flight sequences are joyous and superbly realised.
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