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Old 04-26-03, 04:48 PM
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Saw a preview of this 2001 French film when was at DC's Visions Theatre last weekend and I was curious if anyone has seen this film. The preview looks really fascinating. Anyone?
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Giles, you posted this eons ago, but we just watched it on DVD last night (finally came out on disc). Did you ever see it? I thought this movie was great. When it started and it was obviously filmed on digital tape (something I'm still not used to... still like regular film!), I was put off a little. But it was impossible not to be gripped by the whole story. An easy recommendation.
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Giles,

I am sort of on the fence with this one. It was shot with a digital camera and at times the film has the feel of a documentary about the immigrant struggle many Africans go through while living in France (though this is not the main focus of the film). Furthermore, a few times I caught myself thinking how much Chaos reminded me about Our Lady of Assassins...same digital/documentary look.

The story was not exceptional (which goes for the performances as well) though far from being mediocre. I will give the film a chance if you have nothing else to watch however do not expect a cinematic masterpiece. All in all I would give it a 5 1/2 out of 10.
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It's an entertaining film, but a bit over the top and the story is kind of all over the place. It turns out to be a girl's revenge film/fantasy type thing. I'd rent it (I did).
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Originally posted by bdots48
It's an entertaining film, but a bit over the top and the story is kind of all over the place.
That's one thing I liked about it... fast-paced and there were a lot of different levels to the story

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