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A young, naive clerk at a lingerie store learns about love and her own identity in Diego Lerman's 2002 film Suddenly. Marcia (Tatiana Saphir) leads a very banal and stagnant existence, especially since her boyfriend recently dumped her. While walking on the street one day, she catches the eye of a thuggish woman named Mao (Carla Crespo) who immediately decides to have sex with Marcia solely for the sport of it. Recruiting the aid of her friend Lenin (Veronica Hassan), Mao manages to talk Marcia
May 7, 2003 Wide
Feb 22, 2005
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The movie, filmed in arty black and white, has some nice moments of dialogue and an offbeat, quirky rhythm that is slightly hypnotic at times.
The film has nice black-and-white photography, and attitude to spare, but finally leaves you with that unhappily familiar 'so what?' feeling.
The 26-year-old Argentine director Diego Lerman shows a sure hand in his debut, from his contrasty black-and-white compositions to his sly, jumpy edits, reminiscent of Godard.
Built on small telling gestures and well-observed moments, and periodically rocked by a spasm of everyday weirdness, Suddenly works its charms slowly but steadily.
An illustration of what happens when new blood hits old or inert cinema: Everything is rejected, or everything is embraced.
Crisply shot in gritty black and white, Suddenly's forceful visual style just doesn't compensate for its hollow psychological core.
A fantastic feature debut from Argentina's Diego Lerman, Suddenly is a sullen, apathetic black-and-white road movie not to be missed.
What could have been a twisted Thelma & Louise is more a low-budget, new-wavy exercise in eccentricity and shocking the bourgeoisie.
It also has an almost impressionistic feel, with long stretches without dialogue, just great music and black & white cinematography and a lot of life and beauty.
Has a refreshingly simple look and feel; shots are not intricately choreographed, and there are no perfectly placed musical cues to garishly indicate where a laugh, cry or gasp is requested.
The film's charm rests in the fact that nobody behaves the way you expect them to.
The film is promising and wonderful, needing maybe only a few minutes' editing down.
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