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La Belle Captive Reviews

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September 13, 2011
A self-conscious exercise in surrealism from Robbe-Grillet. One of those films perhaps best left for "random middle of the night weird movie viewings", as plotwise it is pure nonsense but has some striking visual imagery, notably the references to Magritte paintings. Unlike some of the best dream-logic films it never feels like there is a solid foundation to the film, and feels like arty/sexy/fetishy strangeness for strangeness sake.
June 19, 2011
I was confused the whole time.
May 2, 2011
Alain Robbe-Grillet does his thing again
½ March 20, 2011
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.
½ February 24, 2011
Ranskalaista tekotaidetta rasittavimmillaan. Arielle Dombaslen sivurooli oli kyllä hauska.
½ January 17, 2011
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.
May 2, 2010
Imagine Rene Magritte and David Lynch filtered through Alain Robbe-Grillet, nay, this is a superior precursor to Lynchian cinema from which the latter derived!
August 16, 2009
Daniel Emilfork, excelent actor
½ December 26, 2008
Has its moments, but this is easily the least interesting film from Robbe-Grillet.
May 14, 2008
Another masterpiece by Alain Robbe-Grillet deals a lot with memory. This film is extremely hypnotic and is obviously draws a lot from Magritte's surrealist painting. Oh and the black clad woman on the motorcycle just gives me the creeps.
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