Les chansons d'amour
the cast, the story
Whenever a film comes out of France, it has the danger of being labelled chic, quirky or arty. I believe this is the case here. I failed to see anything much of a plot. I watch many French films, living in France myself, so I was under no such "pre-illusions". Seeing "Cannes Film Festival" emblazoned across the DVD packet did worry me a little too.
Whilst the subject seems to be centred around lust, passion and bad relationship choices getting the better of people, the predominence of sex scenes was applied too liberally. Everyone likes a dashing of sauce, but not at the expense of hiding the taste of the meal.
If there was a meal to be had. I really fail to see what this film was really about. I had no interest in the characters, or to how they ended up.
Some fantastic shooting across Prague, Paris and London, from the 60s and up to the current date. I couldn't care less about the singing bits. It seemly oddly out of place in the film. Perhaps this was on purpose, but I could only guess.
The moral of the story seems to be, don't steal shoes. After this film, I certainly won't. Then again, I wasn't planning on it, nor am I planning on watching another HonorÃ (C) film.