A reporter enters the world of bodybuilding at a time when there has just been a death at the gym. He befriends an unusually gregarious bodybuilder there.
It's a little difficult to comment clearly on this movie as it has been quite awhile since I saw it at The Castro Theatre in San Francisco. I saw it opening night there and a couple of times since. I had liked the director's previous film "We Were One Man". Phillippe Vallois director) and I seem to be on the same wavelength in both these films. In both, two men become very close in their relationships formed in a short period of time. The reporter in "The Rainbow Serpent" seems awestruck by the inhabitants of this particular circle of bodybuilders, in particular, the one who was present at the time another man was crushed to death by the barbell he was lifting. He becomes deeply immersed in his life, as do we. There is a quirkiness that reminds me of Fellini. And there is a wonderful love of life that the reporter finds in the bodybuilder and we wonder whether or not he is as innocent as he seems. This movie, to my knowledge, has not been available in the USA in any form for home viewing and I think that that's a shame. I highly recommend The Rainbow Serpent.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this