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Partisan (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama , Thriller | 2 October 2015 (USA)
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

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Ariel Kleiman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Gregori
Florence Mezzara ... Susanna
Esther Blaser-Tokarev Esther Blaser-Tokarev ... Nurse
Charlotte Miller Charlotte Miller ... Baby Alexander / Baby Martin
Jeremy Chabriel ... Alexander
Katalin Hegedus Katalin Hegedus ... Magdalena
Daniel Vernikovski Daniel Vernikovski ... Andre
Samuel Eydlish Samuel Eydlish ... Ruben
Csenge Birloni Csenge Birloni ... Ruth
Sapidah Kian Sapidah Kian ... Maria
Zsofia Stavropoulos Zsofia Stavropoulos ... Bella
Viviana Martinez Viviana Martinez ... Sophia
Alexander Dahlberg Alexander Dahlberg ... Nicholas
Anna Eydlish Anna Eydlish ... Irene
Natalia Gorbacheva Natalia Gorbacheva ... Sylvia
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Alexander, a boy who has been raised in a sequestered commune, finds that his increasing unwillingness to fall in line puts him on a collision course with Gregori, the society's charismatic and domineering leader.

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A World within will not sustain the will to freedom.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Partizán See more »

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I Eat It At Home
Written and Performed & Produced by Sébastien Tellier
Engineered and Mixed by David Mestre
Recorded at Studio CBE, Paris
Bass, Guitar and Vocals by Sebastien Tellier
Drums by Vincent Taeger
Keyboards by Vincent Taurelle
Strings by Francois Villevielle
Saxophone by Laurent Bardainne
Published by Colosseo Impresario
Master recording courtesy of Record Makers (P) 2014
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Richly Layered
3 November 2015 | by CathexSee all my reviews

This film presents a microcosm of a society governed by a strong patriarchy. Ostensibly it's a haven for those who have suffered at the hands of the wider world but, as the movie slowly reveals, the line between the safety of a haven and the exclusion of fascism is hard to draw.

The most common complaint against this film appears to be that it is 'ambiguous'. However, in my opinion, the film is not ambiguous at all, rather it is 'ambivalent', which may have confused some. The film swings between dichotomies - love and aggression, truth and lies, freedom and control etc. Beautifully summed up by a shot in which Gregory carries in one hand bandages and in the other scissors, perhaps also emblematic of the Eagle in the US federal seal (olive branch in one claw, arrows in the other, literally meaning peace and war).

In my view this film presents us with a social philosophy, one which examines how the sins of our past are passed down onto the children of our future. Even with the best intentions the patriarchal harem that 'Gregory' has created, with its goal of protection, relies on his ability to be totally benign which, owing to the vicissitudes of human nature, is impossible. Thus the ideal of fascism becomes a facade behind which repression and hypocrisy reside. The micro-society depicted is a partisan one. However, the true follower of its values himself becomes a partisan and ironically is therefore in transgression of his autocratic ruler.

There are rich visual metaphors throughout which support a fully animated subtext. All elements of this film are superb, including the acting and the directors gradual unravelling of the pervasive ambivalence in relationships is masterful. The message here can be translated both socially and personally and because of that, like many great films before it, it has a multiform impact and can be watched in many ways. It's not quite genius, but it is extremely good.

Personal, relevant and very well made.


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