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By the end, it felt like a slow, painful death.
on 23 April 2014
Firstly, let me state that I am Teacher of French, a lover of french cinema and a Francophile in the extreme.
Every ponderous, self indulgent, has-no-real-point French film I adore. I heartily defend them all.
I hated this. The main male character, giving the benefit of the doubt, for the first half of the film felt uncertain. I could not work out if he was meant to come across as an aloof, anachronistic figure, ill at ease with the modern world, or whether the acting was just wooden and unconvincing. I was too kind. Wooden would have been a compliment. The whole thing was poorly executed and haltingly delivered. I have seen school productions delivered with more finesse.
Love French cinema with every atom of your being, but don't give this space in your head.