L'Amour Braque Reviews
Yep, that's what watching this obnoxious film feels like: at top volume, in your face, all the time. The plot has something to do with rival Parisian gangsters and a Hungarian scooped into the mayhem who falls in love with a high-class hooker/gun moll, but it's just an excuse for a collection of disjointed rants against society and showcasing hysterical behavior. I'll give it this, there is no shortage of energy expended, with the loony anarchist gang of thugs resembling Kubrick's droogs from "A Clockwork Orange" paired with the gangland gunfire of "Scarface". The actors don't give performances, they go to histrionic extremes, constantly in motion, darting between rooms, convulsing their bodies, and either screaming their lines or laughing maniacally. Some believe director Zulawski is a gifted filmmaker, those of us who aren't moved by his bombastic delivery will find this exercise in excess torturous. According to the dedication, meant as an homage to Dostoyevsky's "The Idiot" but I think it's closer to Macbeth: "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
I don't know what the hell is going on... A bunch of dudes in Disney masks rob a bank... Blow up a bunch of cars.... shoot about 150 people.... and then have epileptic seizures to 80's Electronic Synthpop.... All while belligerently screaming at eachother, non-stop, for over 100 minutes... And then there's a snuff film, and some fat guys balls on someone's face.... And then a bunch of shit gets set on fire and blow up....And they set fire to some more shit... Then a lot more shit.... In other words, this is prime Andrzej Zulawski. Holy shit, this was awesome. Zulawski. Get off your ass and do more crystal meth and entertain me s'more.