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DVD Review: 'The Girl from Nowhere'

9 July 2013 12:54 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ Jean-Claude Brisseau's The Girl from Nowhere (La fille de nulle part, 2012) feels more like the work of a first-time director than a seasoned French auteur, partly due to its low budget and bloated, pseudo-intellectualist themes. The story opens with a quote from Hugo's Les Misérables, in what is the first of many literary, artistic and philosophical references. We then meet Michel Deviliers (played by Brisseau) who is penning his tome inspired by events during the French communist riots of 1968. He's disturbed by shouting outside, leading him to rescue a nubile blonde, Dora (Virginie Legeay), from being beaten up by a thug.

This self-proclaimed 'sorceress' ends up becoming Deviliers' attractive muse, helping him to finish his novel. That's when the 'bumps in the night' begin to occur, and a series of strange happenings start to draw the academic away from his work. Part supernatural thriller, part philosophical treatise, the general »

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