Superb drama of Belgian origin
dfes0 from Netherlands
17 March 2007
This is not a movie to watch with a beer, a bag of chips and drifting
attention. I set out that way and ended up will a full bag of chips.
Instead you have to keep your senses primed to catch every little
detail. If you do, you'll find yourself in a torrent of a story which
continually keeps you wondering where it will turn next.
The plot is strong and unconventional plot and cannot be explained in
detail here as seeing it in the movie itself is its main charm. The
setting is a country house occupied by a family together with a few
friends. Initially, all seems jolly and fun, with frolic and play under
a warm sun. Soon though, events take an abrupt serious turn with death
making its appearance, though not as serious as it seems on first
sight. The movie repeatedly pulls this trick, putting the watcher on
edge, to be followed by a sigh of relief. But there is a real edge in
it, disturbingly sharp, and you have to see the entire movie to fully
The twisting and turning plot line is supported by excellent directing,
good acting and a gradual revealing of the background of the
characters. The camera-work is cut in a deliberate jagged way that
supports how the story is told. All together a beautiful composition
that keeps your attention bound from the first minute to the last. If
there is something a literature in movies, this is it.
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