Director Dan Zukovic weaves together the bizarre story of a love triangle between an artist, a graphic designer, and their inspiring muse. Viscount Laris is an eccentric, modern-day dandy obsessed by the power of art and visual imagery to shape the behavior and destiny of the individual. Juxta, a striking young cosmetician absorbed by masks, makeup, and false identities, soon falls under Viscount's idiosyncratic influence. Together they plot an elaborate game where they seek to influence the behavior of Ed Smith, a harmless and complacent graphic designer, through a meticulously planned series of staged visual events. Smith himself is unaware that these 'visual events' are manufactured and he soon becomes obsessed by Juxta, the mysterious woman he associates with these 'charged images'. As the game progresses, Viscount's experiments grow sinister and cruel. Juxta, having fallen for Smith, decides to turn the tables on Viscount. She enlists Smith's help and together they plot their ... Written by
Everyday there are a handful of images that stay with us. We see them by accident or design, create them consciously, or unconsciously, some stay with us for a day or two... most are forgot in minutes, seconds.... and of those images, maybe there's one that sticks out beyond all the others... the most powerful image of your life.
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saw this other night on Netflix and it was an interesting surprise. Coming from European cinema it is very different from most American independent films with some provoking ideas about art and imagery in the time of the internet.
the story of a critic of art trying to affect the perceptions of a sort of artist (graphic artist), using an attractive make-up artist who is also an escort..but also maybe being used.
It is offputting at times, but I think this is the intention and a bit slow in sections, but there is always magnificent visuals to soak in and orchestra type music. I also like this song over the closing credits, sort of David Bowie punk.
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