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Les égarés (Strayed) Reviews

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September 15, 2008
I'm really really sure Gaspard was chosen as Hannibal in Hannibal Rising because of this movie. He's very intense in this one.
½ August 11, 2008
Strayed is a nice little vignette. I liked the idea, but the movie was plagued with the worst screen cuts EVER. I think it must have been a made for TV movie, because there can be no other excuse for that. The story was good, Gaspard was hot (and crazy!) but the cinematography was crap.
½ July 12, 2008
Lingers in your mind...
June 6, 2008
Absolutely beautiful. Clemece Meyer is endearing as little Cathy, the paragon of a whata little sister is - annoying yet adorable. Gregoire Leprnce-Ringuet's performance is fair, as it is his first fim, and the relationship between Yvan and him is believable. Yvan, played by the GORGEOUS Gaspard Ullel, showed just how traumatized and psychotic Yvan was with a street-smart, yet childlike charcteristic. Emmanuelle Beart gave an amazing performance and her character is quite complex. The only critcism is her and Yvan's relationship, which is only romantic once. Therefore, it seems out of place. Then again, Gaspard does seem to have a reputation of getting naked in his films, doesn't he? ;']
½ May 18, 2008
Well acted movie set in World War II
½ April 11, 2008
This movie was intresting...I guess...but did he really have to do that sex scene with the butt and all? lol
½ April 5, 2008
o tym jak emmanuelle poprawczakowca romantycznie pukaĹ?a
½ March 17, 2008
Essentially a "desert island" character driven plot set in a secluded farmhouse. Well acted reasonable soundtrack. Nothing to write home about.
March 15, 2008
Psychological drama with lots of interesting twists (NT)
March 7, 2008
but his hair's too short
February 29, 2008
beautiful wartime love story.
½ February 27, 2008
Ulliel is beautiful to watch with his minimal emoting. The story is about him. The others are there to show how he might be perceived and reacted to. Yvan (Ulliel) is a troubled youth escaped from a home for such boys. He doesn't have family. He has few friends. He can't read. He is not friendly or nice or worldly-wise. He has little or no guile but he has a strong sense of self-preservation. And he is also given to passing out (probably due to seizures from the way they happened).

The war exodus in France 1940 pairs him with a family. It consists of a young mother who lives by rules rather than instinct. Faced with new situations her instinct is to do the familiar thing or freeze. Her son is 13 and beginning to realize that mom isn't always right. Yvan is the family's care-taker as he has the skills to survive in a hostile environment. He lives off the land and brings home food for the little family to survive in the house he found for them. Unbeknownst to them he has also restricted their means to communicate with the outside world because he is afraid of losing them. The arrival of two French soldiers making their way home throws everyone off the life they were getting used to. It also leads Odile (BĂ©art) To succumb to her attraction for Yvan. This is a beautiful scene made more poignant by the hunger in the young man who has never experienced such intimacy before. The next day the family learns of his arrest for looting and are themselves taken in for living in someone else's house. In the camp for displace people they learn of Yvan's death by hanging and come to know a little bit more about his past. The mother freezes up as usual.

There is a place in the movie where perhaps Odile could have saved Yvan by speaking up and claiming him as part of the family. But she never extends as helping a hand as she received from the young man. The movie makes one think about right and wrong, normal or not, in its own subdued way.
½ January 30, 2008
Beart's performance was very compelling for the most part, but it's unfortunate that the love story part is rather cliche. But what's worse is that either the script structure or the director's vision yielded a narrative of poor scenic structure, pacing and event development. It's a shame because there are few films focusing on the 1940 French refugee experience. (Though the early parts of the road experience and being targeted by German pilots was true, based on what I've read in Hannah Diamond's Fleeing Hitler.)
January 29, 2008
I like romance at war~
January 13, 2008
Un gentil film que l'on prend plaisir a regarder sans plus. Des acteurs que l'on prend plaisir a regarder .. Emmanuelle Beart et Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet ;-)
January 10, 2008
If you manage to get into it, this is quite fascinating. Ulliel and Beart both are excellent.
December 25, 2007
It was really good...
a story took place durin the war...but its not about the war...
December 10, 2007
strayed was as a tragedy very cleverly written in how the psychology of the characters was explored and expressed through their subtle actions. the effect of the war on each individual was not forced upon us - more, we were gently informed. as a result, for much of this film we were free to formulate our own personal views about the effect of the war on them and the permanent changes in their characters as a result, but apart from that the war was very... absent in this film. Going into hiding in the house meant that we were removed from the direct impact of France's invasion and this deprived Strayed of a necessary dramatic element. therefore the movie drifted without much direction. The plight of Yvan was fantastically expressed in all its irony, but I felt this movie did not say as much as it could have.
November 27, 2007
Gaspard Ulliel est le plus beau homme du monde.
½ November 19, 2007
An airy poem about wartime, "Les Egares" is a good film, but that you aren't too likely to love or feel close to immediately. It paints some strong psychological portraits, especially of Yvan and Odilie, and in the end the film is very engrossing and spell-binding...but forgettable. It's like a moving painting, by the way, it's simply gorgeous, though not birlliant in an aesthetic way, as it is maybe on the dramatic level: it feels and looks important, and is satisfactory...but not special.
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