In this surreal thriller, mysterious blond Marie March takes a journey to the town of Darckeville to scam a priceless set of antiques from an eccentric collector, but also to get away from ... See full summary »
In this surreal thriller, mysterious blond Marie March takes a journey to the town of Darckeville to scam a priceless set of antiques from an eccentric collector, but also to get away from the clutches of her overbearing older husband. On the freight train to Darckeville, fevered sensual dreams and dark childhood memories crowd her troubled mind - portentous omens of an unresolved past hurrying to catch up with her. Caz , a beautiful but psychopathic ex-lover from years ago has discovered her whereabouts, she is on a mission to fight Betrayal and defend those who have been hurt by "Love". She wants Marie all to herself, and if she can't have her then no one can. Set against a backdrop of fading dreams, broken aspirations, and the crumbling ruins of a decaying town coloured with strange characters, their separate paths collide with explosive results. Written by
fast cars, nudity,guns, and a killer soundtrack. need i say more. in an industry full of tired dreams and wasted money, the 4th life creates a landscape, strange and demented, yet utterly compelling. i thought the nudity was tasteful and definitely appropriate. some amazing shots. if not for the obvious discomfort of the lead actress, the film may have done more for me. otherwise, i loved it, and recommend it for any lover of the strange and hypnotic. the high quality of the cinematography allowed the film a chance to compete at any level of film-making. An obvious blend of Russ Meyer and David Lynch. it gives me hope to see films such as the 4th life to come out of the Canadian film industry.
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