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Louis de Funès,
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Henry, a young actor, finds himself involved in a film by cinema superstar, Cédric Rovere. Charmed by his benevolence, feelings hitherto unknown are aroused, while Rovere, intrigued by Henry's dream, lives this shoot as an unexpected gift.
Some daring choices regarding cinematography and camera placement. A claustrophobic, insular world. The story left the audience (given only a vague sense of expectation) unfulfilled. The lead character Bruno (Laurent Lucas) failed to elicit empathy on the part of this viewer; insufficient supporting characters to add dimension to Bruno.
But perhaps this is the point: the obsessed has time only to sleep and to obsess. He is by definition one-dimensional; such is the world of the auditory voyeur.
I wanted to ask the director at the post-screening Q&A at Facets Cinematheque in Chicago if he had been influenced by Coppola's "The Conversation" and Kieslowski's "Red". The question of length has to be addressed in a tighter re-edit.
Co-written by Emmanuele Bernheim, who also wrote the similarly toned "Swimming Pool" (2003).
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