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Adieu au langage (2014)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 28 May 2014 (France)
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The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog ... See full summary »

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Daniel Ludwig
Gino Siconolfi
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The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby's cries. Written by Production

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Adiós al lenguaje  »

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Occasionally an interesting 3D experiment, doesn't really have much else to offer.
16 March 2015 | by (The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I will mention before I start this review that sadly my experience was greatly hampered by a technical issue with the subtitles, I am not a french speaker but have watched movies with subtitles all my life. During the film the subtitles would regularly become blurry and hard to read. Because of that I found myself playing catch-up to everything that was being said.

Adieu au Langage/A Goodbye to Language features a couple of interesting 3D tricks, and I sure would invite another filmmaker to tackle a more ambitious experimental 3D film.

The couple of times these shots where featured in the film it sure made me wonder about how 3D could possibly be used as another element to add to the cinematic language, the same way music, editing and color have in the past.

Because of the technical problems with the subtitles I just might go watch this movie a second time.

Anyway for now my opinion is that, outside of a little bit of cool experimentation with 3D, this film was just people waxing philosophically. Often in the nude while, of course, smoking cigarettes.


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