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Dust taste of "L'Atlandide"
Armand from Romania
7 January 2007
Story of search and illusion need. A mythical land who must be
discover. Or invented. In an impressive library, two old men. One is a
great Polish archaeologist at the end of his work. The second- his best
friend. They are masters of a substantial slice of human history:
legendary Atlantis. It is refuge and masterpiece, propriety and
In a day- two other strangers. A soldier and a theologian. For the
first Atlantis is the space of great love. For the second- subject of
many questions, of ambiguous desire and fatal knowledge. And so, the
recreated Paradis dies. The gorgeous goddess is only poor ghost of a
old man for who the truth can be fabricated.
"L'Atlantide" is not a exceptional film. It is a version of Pygmalion
myth, a ordinary copy of explorers memories, a page with Arabian flavor
in old "Don Quixote"'s edition.
But his little message is universal. For everyone, at a moment, the
dream is more important than reality. The illusion more powerful than
the daily mud. So, the chimera is only solution.
Another merit of film/director is the casting. Jean Rocheford or Tcheky
Karyo are good actors and their work in this film is interesting. But
the story rests always gray with same dust taste of beginning. And the
intention- remarkable but empties.
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