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½ January 7, 2014
Oddly compelling film written and directed by Marguerite Duras. This experimental film is more about unidentified domestic strife, violent child behavior and domestic ritual. A sense of doom and pending horror looms as the viewer watches these talented actors navigate thru oddly comic moments to uncomfortable intense ones. This is a simple and existential view of domestic ritual with pervasive sense of dread always present in the corners or behind the actions/dialog of the actors. It is next to impossible to place Duras' film into a genre. It is equally impossible to dismiss this film. It is quite easily one of the most haunting films I've ever seen which actually seems to be "about" very little or possibly "about" a whole lot that is either unstated or hidden behind the mundane rituals of the two women.
September 15, 2009
This movie is my favorite from Duras since the cinematography is beautiful and the story very touching. It is all about a little girl (Nathalie Granger) who suddenly starts to lie to her teacher and attacks her schoolmates violently. At the same time, teenage killers are loose in the woods surrounding the village...
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