The Consequences of Love (Le Conseguenze dell'amore) Reviews
I have heard that insomnia occurs to people who stay in hotels, probably due to a routine being broken or just sleeping in a strange bed, but have never had a problem sleeping in one myself. For the record, Titta has a routine of always using heroin every Wednesday at 10:00 am. As much as he admits that other people would frown at this habit, the movie in its own unique way shows the perils of breaking up a routine, starting with a suitcase being noisily dragged across a rumble strip that ends the opening credits.
chilling. intense. contemplative.
i have a feeling this one will linger with me for quite some time...
This film won't appeal to the mass, but I must have been in the right mood as I thought it was excellent. It is understated, deep, intelligent and arguably a suspenseful insight into an odd character's world. It's qualities were that it was so different, complex, well-paced, intriguing and well put together on many levels.
The film features a look into a mature, shy, reserved man. He is a safe-cracker, a father, a mob hand, and he also possesses a few other secrets too (not wanting to spoil the plot). The story involves this man falling for a hotel bar waitress, and how this and another event lead up to a finale demise.
The film is purposefully slow, exploiting silences and building tense situations before diving into a final deep end of momentous gangsterism.
If you like world cinema or can tolerate subtitled foreign films then this little unknown classic will hopefully please you.
A magnetic Servillo makes this mixture even better.