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Yorgos Lanthimos's follow-up to his Academy Award nominee (and cult sensation) Dogtooth is another darkly comic, absurdist vision of (in)human relationships, focusing on a mysterious underground organization that helps mourners get over their losses by impersonating the deceased. -- (C) Kino Lorber
Jul 13, 2012 Limited
Dec 4, 2012
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The reality it takes place in is heightened just enough to make the concept feel ironic, but then all attempt at genuine sentiment subsequently falls flat.
The film takes some deciphering, but once a viewer cracks its code "Alps" opens up into something expansive and rich.
The movie contains some of the same elements that made [Dogtooth] so startling but they tend to float around rather than coalesce into a singular perspective.
A film peculiar beyond all understanding, based on a premise that begs belief.
A strange story. A strange world. And strange characters doing even stranger things.
In fact, you probably shouldn't be reading this review if you have an interest in seeing the film.
It's hard to see what, if anything, Lanthimos is saying about modern Greece. And without that clear focus, the film feels a bit off-piste.
From the Greek filmmakers behind the acclaimed anti-thriller Dogtooth, this fiendishly inventive drama is just as complex and telling.
Lanthimos is such a distinctive film-maker and nothing he does is without interest - but this is a misfire.
The movie's morbidly funny once you get the hang of it, and climaxes deftly, but for too long Lanthimos feels like he's stalling for no especial purpose.
Lanthimos delivers another heady dose of weirdness. Loopier than a frog sandwich but rather wonderful.
Absurdly amusing (in places), rigorously directed, and more interesting on an intellectual level than an emotional one.
Helps make the case that Lanthimos might be a worthy, more entomological successor to Luis Buņuel.
Lanthimos' vision still compels and challenges, but Alps offers a big idea in place of a better movie.
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