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The story of a girl in love with a boxer. They plan to go abroad after making a lot of money by participating in an interview intended to discredit a politician at elections time. But the boxer is killed, and the murderer, little by little, falls in love with the girl who finally accepts him at the condition that he looks like the boxer he killed. Written by <mraffino@ens.ens-lyon.fr>

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Barocco - Mord um Macht  »

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Depardieu kills his double and goes for his girl
3 January 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No matter how a critic or reviewer attempts to dress this package up by seeing in it all sorts of meanings, "Barocco" (1976) is a really lousy movie. Being neo-noir doesn't save it in the least. The main acting is quite bad, no matter that we have some successful stars in here. The acting of Isabelle Adjani is truly bad and destroys the movie's credibility throughout. On the other hand, Marie-France Pisier is really quite good and about the movie's sole bright spot. Depardieu projects little of anything and walks through his two parts, neither of which makes much sense. Having a man's lookalike kill that man adds nothing to this story the way it is done. Any supposed resemblance to "Vertigo" is an insult to the latter masterpiece. The plot is spasmodic, uninteresting and uncomfortable. The politics do not integrate well with the murder story. Character development is at a minimum. This movie is all but a bomb. I give some credit to the production design, even though I really do not like the coloration of the movie. Some of the set design looks phony to boot. I really disliked this turkey. For me it defines boring and uninvolving.


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