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Kristin Scott Thomas,
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Hilmir Snær Guðnason,
Hanna María Karlsdóttir
Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise marries, but finds time to see the, by now quite accomplished actress, Nathalie. They fight through the years, La Repetition following them as their friendship comes together and breaks up frequently, while never actually reaching anything that can be called a climax. Written by
A film with an unaffected, to-the-point direction, a sensitive, penetrating story and first-rate interpretations from actresses who I, for one,would care not to see weeping, statuette-in-hand,thanking the Academy, the Nation, their great-grandmothers and uncle Oscar. "La repetition", along with "La pianiste" and "Irreversible" (all three -by coincidence?- french-speaking), was an oasis in a series of routine films, which I saw recently. Those of you who have had enough of visual effects and the garrulity of films which have actually nothing to say may as well turn to films like "La repetition", which succeeds in making a point even when it remains silent. I am now looking for director Corsini's other films, and I am only too curious to find out how some other director, who will also reflect upon the subject of a woman's love for another woman, will deal with it.
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