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Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery. Although they quickly seem to fall in love, she sometimes pulls away suddenly from Julien, is distant, and spends the night in a hotel. She also dreads something imminent and warns Julien that if he missteps, he will lose her and all memory of her. Julien responds by digging into her past: what explains her remodeling an upstairs garret room, her nightly dreams, her fears? What can Julien, now desperately in love, do when he learns why? Can either rescue the other?Written by
I watch a lot of foreign language films, and appreciate that many of them don't follow typical cinematic formulas. I've really enjoyed the majority of the foreign films I've seen; I think this is the only one I really did not like. I had high hopes for the film, but it moves soooo slowly, with so much time spent getting nowhere in terms of plot or character development, that it became a chore to get to the end.
Fortunately, I was somewhat rewarded for watching to the end, because the storyline became relatively more interesting in the last 10 or 15 minutes of the movie. Unfortunately, by then I had lost interest in the characters, so the mystery surrounding them lost its 'punch'. I found the characters themselves to be uncompelling. The actors' performances didn't draw me in; even the lovely Ms. Beart failed to pull me into the story.
I was literally shocked to see that the first rating I came across after viewing this film was a 10. I guess this is the kind of film you either love or hate. I rarely write reviews here, but I felt compelled to warn others that they might want to bypass this film. It is easily the most boring film I've seen in years.
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