Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.
Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. Written by
I watched this because I was enchanted by Monica Bellucci in "Shoot 'Em Up" and saw that this film was what IMDb's drop down used to further identify her. Although Ms Bellucci does get to act a little bit, mostly she is little more than a prop. I don't shy away from gore, violence or emotional terror for that matter; it's all ACTING and it drives many great films. This is not one of them.
The word "gratuitous" is terribly overused, but here it applies. Even if one tries to watch this as "art for art's sake", there is little redemption for the movie. The shots alternately leave people out of frame who should be in, and then go wide enough to make me ask myself if the director was drunk or just bad, or both.
Why this film exists is a mystery. It is set in reverse order, but if it was rearranged normally it would still be a vacuous waste of the viewer's time. I want my 93 minutes back!
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