La Belle Captive (1983)
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Trying to make sense out of this film is like waiting for a dwarf to grow.
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(***): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A very strange French mystery film.
One way to describe this movie as "bizarre" (which is kind of funny as being French-language film, you actually hear the characters use the word on a few occasions). The story (if you can call it that) develops in a dream-like fashion, kind of like a David Lynch movie. Nothing really makes sense, but is it really supposed to, if it's a dream? The director masterfully misleads the view into thinking he's following a story as all of a sudden everything is thrown up in the air and nothing makes sense anymore. But somehow it's a mesmerizing experience - truly an art movie.
Utter bullshit, worth two stars for (a) visual gimmickry that explores various set designs as physical evocations of Magritte paintings and (b) Gabrielle Lazure (especially clad ubiquitously in a diaphanous gown). I may have added half a star if poor Gabrielle had been given decent dialogue other than: 'Oh Walter' (and repeat). This is the last film by Alain Robbe-Grillet I'll bother watching. His success in writing the screenplay for 'Last Year at Marienbad' I am now willing to increasingly discount as being less Robbe-Grillet and more Resnais. He is absolutely worthless as a director, and seems to only find delight in stripping nubile actresses bare to their skin, without adding anything at all in terms of the examination of their character.
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