La Chair de l'orchidée (Flesh and the Orchid) Reviews
It rains. It rains a lot. There's a few desolate and derelict buildings and Charlotte ends up in a run down theatre with Simone Signoret who seems to know more about what is going on than she should while all the time, her wicked aunt seems intent on keeping her inheritance for her own creepy son......
It seems to cover a lot of ground and have some big, fantastical ideas about the depths of madness and psychosis but, I'm buggered if I can understand it.
Having said that, it does have some genuinely creepy and gripping moments and is quite a compelling movie. Charlotte Rampling is always wonderful and she is helped out by strong turns from Simone Signoret and Edwige Feuillere but I can't help feeling a more coherent plot, deeper characterisation and little less pretentiousness would have made this a much better Film Noir.
Tout ca sent la grande nÃ©vrose collective ! Les personnages sont dans une sorte d'errance partielle, soit volontaire (la fuite), soit involontaire (la poursuite). Du dÃ©but Ã la fin c'est ce sentiment qui domine ! on n'entrevoit jamais clairement ce qui va suivre.
Les acteurs servent tous trÃ¨s bien la cavale collective.
La prestation de la tante de l'orchidÃ©e est celle qui m'a le plus marquÃ©.