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Wasp (2015)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 31 May 2015 (USA)
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Olivier and James' romantic break in the South of France is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Caroline. Friendships are questioned; sexuality tested.

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Philippe Audi-Dor
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Credited cast:
Hugo Bolton ... James
Elly Condron Elly Condron ... Caroline
Simon Haycock ... Olivier
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Olivier and James' romantic break in the South of France is interrupted by the sudden arrival of Caroline. Friendships are questioned; sexuality tested.

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Drama | Romance

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31 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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Provence, France See more »

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Blue Shadows Films See more »
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1.85 : 1
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The film was selected for the Beirut International Film Festival, but pulled out by the Lebanese Censorship the day before it was due to screen. See more »

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Good Effort
21 November 2015 | by B24See all my reviews

This rather sluggish film more than makes up for its pretentious script by capturing the Luberon in all its summery glory. Every frame offers something pleasing to the eye, like a Bourdain travel piece without political commentary. Its sound is also technically sharp and appropriate, as in in one scene where characters play with watercolors as part of the plot.

Yes...the plot. More neurotic than erotic, if truth be told. It takes more than two-thirds of the film to get to the point, which is less cathartic than anticlimactic. It reminded me of a dozen or so short stories I have read over the years in which one or another love triangle drags along to its inevitable end, which can be either highly dramatic or cleverly understated. Boring.

These independent films always take too long, whether in single camera shots that linger on pointlessly or in spoken lines that the viewer can almost speak simultaneously as the character's lips move.

Pretty forgettable stuff, except for the landscape.


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