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During a secretive business trip away, Mark learns that his wife Anna is growing restless in what he believed was their happy marriage. Upon his return home, he learns from her that she wants a divorce. They both go through a series of different emotions related to their situation, Mark's which is generally obsessive about learning why Anna, who he still loves, wants the divorce, and Anna's which is generally increasingly histrionic in getting away from Mark. Caught in the middle is their infant son Bob, who Mark uses as a gage to Anna's mental state. Anna states that her want for the divorce is not because of another man, but Mark finds out that Anna has a lover named Heinrich. In the meantime, Mark also meets Bob's teacher Helen, who looks exactly like Anna, but is her polar opposite in temperament. Starting a relationship with Helen lessens his obsession with Anna. But as Mark and Anna's encounters together reach more emotional and violent levels, Mark, with help of a private ... Written by
I wanted to like this movie because it was recommended to me by a friend, but the over the top performances and bad dialogue made it a horrible experience. Isabelle Adjani is hysterical in almost every scene and Sam Neill, who I have always thought of as a great actor, gives the worst performance I have ever seen from him.
There is no character development and we are simply thrown into the middle of a marriage which is ending badly. We never learn anything about them or what their motives are. There is just a back and forth of screaming and pleading until you get tired of the whole film.
There is comic relief from the guy who plays Heinrich and I don't know if it was intentional or not. His wigging out in the bathroom was very amusing. He was like a Zen-Gay-Kung-Fu-Loving Hannibal Lechter.
The ending of the film was very confusing. It's not one I would recommend to anyone. The director's commentary is very entertaining. This review is for the 123 minute version.
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