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One of the greatest of all documentaries or pretentious twaddle?
"Leviathan" isn't an easy watch. In some quarters it's been hailed as one of the greatest documentaries ever made; in others, as pretentious twaddle, (and not, presumably, for its content but for its style). It's about fishing, of the kind that takes places on trawlers in mostly stormy seas. There is no commentary and very little spoken dialogue and it's shot in such an obtuse fashion it's often hard to decipher what we are supposed to be looking at, (if ever a movie had a heart of darkness, this is it). It's also almost guaranteed to put you off fish for life, (and perhaps watching documentaries). Maybe the best place to see this is in a gallery where you can drop in and out at will since it's more of a video installation that a proper film. There's no denying a great deal of skill went into it but watching it I couldn't help but wonder if that skill might not have been used to better effect somewhere else.
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