Marek, the main character of "Palimpsest," is a police inspector, a man on the verge of psychological disintegration trying to solve an intricate case. The story is told on two planes. The ... See full summary »
Marek, the main character of "Palimpsest," is a police inspector, a man on the verge of psychological disintegration trying to solve an intricate case. The story is told on two planes. The first one is a crime story, which constitutes the framework of the film. In the course of events, another theme appears - psychological experiences of the main character. Vivid blend of picture with sound and music will draw the audience into the deepest recesses of Marek's mind, making the viewers face questions: What is reality and what is only an illusion? Where is the borderline between the real world and our perception of it? What makes suffering meaningful and what is really important in one's life"? Written by
Zebra Film Studio
Yes, this film is derivative of Lynch. However, it is more cleanly executed than many of Lynch's films, and has a distinctly European, Kafkaesque feel to it.
Apart from some shaky acting at times (although the lead is excellent, some of the support is heavy handed), this is better thought through than many films that simply try to create an atmosphere with no plot. The direction is perfect, and best of all, the film does not just dissolve into a set of unsolved riddles. Should be appreciated by anyone who enjoys deeper, psychological, or art-house, thrillers. I found this a very good follow up to "Symmetry".
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