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urgeok
11-17-2004, 07:13 AM
This one is a mixed bag. I'll get flamed by 1/2 the people who may have seen or will see this film because it's extremely over the top.
You'll either hate it or love it .. there's no in between.

It stars Sam Neil who's a kind of corporate spy who comes back from an assignement to find his wife (Isabelle Adjani) on the verge of leaving him. He suspects she has a lover ... And he's right - (and then some) - and sets out trying to get his family back together.

Its a French/German coproduction but it has the feel of an italian surrealist horror film.
For one thing .. the people are acting their brains out .. way over the top. No emotion is anything but uber-amplified ...
This will turn off 80 - 90% of the viewers - i guarentee it.
There is one actor - Heinz Bennent - who has to be seen to be believed ... funny as hell .. strange as anything.

The horror elements are a long time coming so you have to have patience .. its a long build up - you have to deal with a lot of emotional relationship ending drama at the beginning and you'll wonder if its a horror film at all.

Then it starts getting creepier and creepier .. to a very unsettling climax.

I'll be frank - it's an art-house horror. Dont even think about looking for it unless you can deal with that kind of thing.
Its pretentious, tiring, overblown ... but it has something that hooked me.

There is a chopped down 80 minute version of this. I finally found and watched the full 127 minute version. If you're still interested .. try to find the full version.

ShankS
11-17-2004, 08:41 AM
I think I've seen this, or bits of it a long while ago.

your synopsis rings a bell

newb
11-17-2004, 08:55 AM
NUDITY REPORT
Isabelle Adjani is seen topless in three different scenes.


Perhaps you should include a nudity report in your reviews..........not for me...um...er.......for the PERVS.

urgeok
11-17-2004, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by newb
NUDITY REPORT
Isabelle Adjani is seen topless in three different scenes.


Perhaps you should include a nudity report in your reviews..........not for me...um...er.......for the PERVS.

i'll warn you though .. she doesnt look good in the movie .. pretty haggard ..

Elvis_Christ
05-17-2009, 11:03 PM
I really should get around to watching this sometime.

neverending
05-17-2009, 11:44 PM
Nevermind.....

Angra
05-18-2009, 12:05 AM
I really should get around to watching this sometime.


Gravedigger...

Ferox13
05-18-2009, 02:28 AM
I liked it but i can see why some people don't..

urgeok2
05-18-2009, 04:04 AM
wow, old thread - i forgot about these

Elvis_Christ
05-18-2009, 05:00 AM
wow, old thread - i forgot about these

Do some more :)

neverending
05-18-2009, 07:02 AM
Only use the existing recommendations thread.

crabapple
05-20-2009, 08:45 AM
I actually saw this one projected back in the early 80's...it...wasn't a fast-paced Hollywood-style flick, definitely on the obscure, artsy side, but there were some disturbing moments in there. Worth seeing.

fortunato
05-20-2009, 10:16 AM
Oh wow, yeah. I actually really enjoyed this one.

Have you seen another film of his called The Third Part of the Night?

It's pretty insane. I liked that one even more, actually.

urgeok2
05-20-2009, 10:25 AM
i havent - but i'd definately like to check out more of this directors work

fortunato
05-20-2009, 11:18 AM
Second Run out of the UK put out a great edition of it:

http://www.secondrundvd.com/release_tpotn.php