Ossos (1997)

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Clotilde's Husband
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Clotilde Montron ...
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Beatriz Lopez
Luísa Carvalho
Ana Marta
Carolina Eira
Ricardo Tavares
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14 November 1997 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Haut und Knochen  »

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The Father: Something for the baby...
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Followed by In Vanda's Room (2000) See more »


Performed by Wire
Written by Bruce Gilbert (as B. Gilbert), Graham Lewis (as G. Lewis), Colin Newman (as C. Newman), Robert Gotobed (as R. Gotobed)
cortesia de EMI MUSIC FRANCE
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10 January 2012 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Before watching this film, and because of what I had been reading about it on the Internet, I thought it was an attempt to capture the feeling of decadence present in the city of Lisbon and its surroundings (if you have been there you know what I mean). But then I saw it. And understood that in a way I was right... it is an attempt, it does not mean that the director was capable of doing so.

The so called "slow movies" or "long shot sequences" cannot, alone, produce a film. "Ossos" seems to be just that, just a bunch of long shots filmed in an extremely slow pace trying to be - by itself - an art-movie. There is here no connection at all between form and content.

The feeling I got from watching this was that anyone could have made the film. No idea was needed, and no money for production I am sure. You just need to film a couple of people staring at the walls, with no script at all, with some shouting in the background.

It is almost impossible to debate this film as it is completely empty as a film. OK, we can discuss the content but as a representation of a piece of reality, leading us the a discussion about something independent from the movie itself. But the film is just that: a big ZERO.

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