Carré blanc (2010)
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Critic Reviews for Carré blanc
Carré Blanc is perhaps a bit too vacant and vague to its intentions to hit a viewer in any really emotional way, but it utilises its barely 80-minute runtime in an economically beguiling way...
An impenetrable dystopic vision that excels at crisp imagery in the service of pretentious shallowness...and little else.
Audience Reviews for Carré blanc
A futuristic psychological action thriller that pays cinematographic homage to that of the 1970's American movies. More style than substance (the Matrix comes to mind), the plot is quite confusing as it tries to establish a parallel world that is quite bleak. However, the film is a constant montage of visually compelling imagery that is meant to shock and awe, a bit like Fellini's earlier cubist work. Shocking and unnerving yes, but at the same time, it's also very carnal so I found it both exciting and very sexy. It'd be an understatement to call it one hella rollercoaster ride and you too will feel that the Matrix was simplistic compared to Carre Blanc.
dystopian sci-fi(the third I watched at the festival) this time in a future France, that uses the dead for hamburger meat, and has constant broadcasts encouraging people to get pregnant, due to though never mentioned outright, what seems a very high suicide and mortality rate. after his mothers suicide and his own attempt, a boy becomes a businessman in some nameless corporate machinery, where he performs cruel Milgrim like experiments on his employees to test often fatally the limits of their trust in the company. his wife hates him, and when a security guard saves, the two of them from some of his fellow employees who drunkenly for a lark decide to rape and murder them, the man begins to see world in it's cruelty and ugliness. the final act is too short and too little for the redemption to feel palpable. this was my least favorite film at the festival, and the only one I wouldn't really recommend, unless your just in the mood for "something dystopian never mind what", but after the visual assualt of "Beyond The Black Rainbow" and the emotional and intellectual cleverness of "Target" you can do better.
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