Sofia, 35, lives in Valdivia. She's beautiful and vegan. She has two kids she loves, but still everything seems to go wrong. In need of peace since her recent separation from her husband, ... See full summary »
María José Siebald,
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Nicely made but perhaps not as cleverly linked as it thinks it is
I came to this film with a bit too much hype as it was linked as being the best 10 minutes "evah" in the way sometimes happens and the title of the linking post talking about the great ending, thus putting it out there that the ending would be great, rather than something I just come to. The film is set in several scenarios, all of them featuring the same man racing to achieve something while his heart beats and adrenaline pumps. The reasons for this become clearer as the film goes on, but the ending is not particularly clever or great good but not more than that.
Instead the delivery is what makes the film work, because the scenarios are effective. The film jumping around throws the viewer off guard and shares the sense of urgency. It helps that the segments are really well filmed; whether they are a distant planet, WW1 or underwater, they all look great. The narration works very well too; the French dialogue fits and the voice is well cast and well delivered, adding to the feel of the film a great deal.
It ends pretty well but also a bit simply; it is tidy and it has a certain honesty to it but it isn't as smart as it thinks it is. Very well made for sure, but the link doesn't totally work.
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