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Avida (2006)

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The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes.

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The kidnapping of a plump billionaire's dog by a deaf-mute and 2 ketamine addicts goes wrong. The wealthy woman takes advantage of the situation to make them fullfil her last wishes. Written by Anonymous

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Surrealistic meditation on best tracks of European film-making
25 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

Best artistic film i have seen in years. Incredibly connected to Buñuel/Dali's "An Andalusian Dog" (quoted few other Buñuel's films as well) brings completely fresh vision of surrealism. I saw this film together with a Hollywood actors agent who was completely shocked by the film considering it the act of crime. I had to be easy with comments cause it would make me a criminal as well. There is hilarious scene with Chabrol in the ZOO which rediscovers his tremendous, almost forgotten, acting talent. One of the highlights of the film is wonderful Velvet who makes mythical anti-Venus character so pure and powerful. So, "Avida" is such brilliantly made film, on best tracks of European film-making, which goes straight to film art history with no doubt. I consider Gustave De Kervern and Benoît Delépine saviors of European film art.


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