Amer

2010

Amer

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79%

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Total Count: 28

54%

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Movie Info

Searing memories and carnal desires rule the mind of Ana (Marie Bos), a young woman in thrall to her own fantasies in this French psychological thriller that blends eroticism with European slasher movie traditions and a haunted house on the Côte d'Azur. The film's enigmatic, intimate cinematography builds an atmosphere thick with the pall of evil, as Ana's visions and obsessions draw her toward deeper eroticism -- and deeper danger. -- (C) Olive Films

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Cast

Charlotte Eugene-Guibbaud
as Ana as a Teenager
Cassandra Forêt
as Ana as a Child
Marie Bos
as Ana as an Adult
Harry Cleven
as Taxi Driver
Delphine Brual
as Graziella
Bernard Marbaix
as Dead Grandfather
Charles Forzani
as Farmer/Man in Red Car
Jean Secq
as Male Grocer
Béatrice Butler
as Female Grocer
Benjamin Guyot
as Street Sweeper
Yves Fostier
as Street Sweeper
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Critic Reviews for Amer

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (8)

  • This is art-house horror, a pure cinema for connoisseurs, a return to late-19th-century decadence.

    Jan 10, 2011 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • For all its gloss and panache and giddying crash zooms to the keyhole, Amer is finally little more than a prolonged tease of a movie; provocation without a purpose.

    Jan 6, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • It's perhaps asking a bit much to read it as anything more than a claustrophobic portrait of sexual danger, but it still fulfils that highly specific brief with blood-splashed gusto.

    Jan 5, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • A voluptuous wallow in recycled psychosexual kitsch.

    Oct 29, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • A bravura exploration of fear and desire, a visual tour de force composed of cropped images, strobe cuts, bizarre psychological twists and a steamy sensuality.

    Oct 28, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There used to be a climate for dares like this; let's re-create it.

    Oct 27, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Amer

  • Oct 05, 2014
    Amer is modern narrative film making at its best.
    Hayden B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 25, 2013
    Stylish but lacking in story line. I absolutely enjoyed the use of lighting, colour, weird camera angles. I thought it was a clever film that is a homage to the giallo films, but without actually having to use a generic set of formula for the story. It does not have much dialogue but it's truly a remarkable film, and very experimental.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2013
    A tripy homage to the giallo genre that defies characterization with it's usage of over the top shots, lack of dialogue (and meaning), spooky imagery, opressive sound design and sexual innuendo. Worth a shot for fans of avant-garde cinema, but casual watchers won't find much to hold on to here.
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 17, 2012
    "Amer" is an incoherent mess of a movie that suggests far more than it ever gets around to delivering. As far as I can tell, it involves Ana(Marie Bos) returning to the family home for the first time as an adult. As a child, she(Cassandra Foret) is haunted by the death of her grandfather(Bernard Marbaix) whose corpse she steals a fob watch from, breaking one of his fingers in the process which should give her at least a few years worth of bad luck. Before that can kick in, she sees something much more disturbing which is her mother(Bianca Maria D'Amato) and father(Jean-Michel Vovk) having sex.(There is a middle section but I have completely forgotten what happened there.) Instead of providing any background or context, "Amer" is just a complete exercise in style without the relevant skill to put it to good use. I mean, somebody sure likes their filters. The editing is almost as bad but at least the extreme close-ups of eyes could suggest some sort of voyeurism.
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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