In a desolate and colorless landscape stands a dilapidated bathhouse run by a puffed-up blind man, his long-suffering wife, and their son Anton, who does all the work. He's lonely and ... See full summary »
Deep in the Amazon jungle a research team lead by a respected Professor strive to protect vulnerable and endangered species, but when their guides abandon them they soon realize they are in the hunting ground of prehistoric apex predators.
The story here is quite simple: The freedom journey of two whores and their re-capture by the ugly french pimp. But this film is unique in its aesthetic perception of the events, which gives us a more intimate narrative, using colour, sound and different moods of photography to convey the quest for freedom.
There are some camera movements in the film that surely will become this director's signature style. The film shows a brilliant work of rhythm, a good sense of control over the narrative and a great flow between one atmosphere to another: from dream-like Paris to real-life London, from a sober mood to a drugged and dazed one.
This is a work of someone who knows what they're doing, and how to do it. Though I would have told the story differently, that is a very personal and beautiful work.
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