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Near Death Experience (2014)

Follows a man wandering in the wilderness.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Houellebecq ... Paul
Marius Bertram Marius Bertram ... Le vagabond
Benoît Delépine ... Collègue Orange 1
Gustave Kervern ... Collègue Orange 2
Manon Chancé Manon Chancé ... L'automobiliste
Camille Timmerman Camille Timmerman
Marie-Jeanne Lauro Marie-Jeanne Lauro
Laura Couty Laura Couty
Raphaël Couty Raphaël Couty
Karen Heckel Karen Heckel
Serge Mattiazo Serge Mattiazo
Charlène Astier Charlène Astier
Olivier Bourgogne Olivier Bourgogne
Stina Soliva Stina Soliva
Nicolas Payen Nicolas Payen
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Follows a man wandering in the wilderness.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 September 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

NDE (Near Death Experience) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Nihilism and nature

It is a film of a single actor, that in a depressive and depressing spiral, develops a series of existencialists monologues, alternating with images of the mountain where it is located. An exercise in cinema, with some redeemable things, but basically very boring. I cannot say anything about Houellebecq. He does it well, but it's never clear if he's acting. If he wanted to convey a visually unpleasant person, he succeeded. The screenplay is more than brief. Basically, philosophical ramblings bathed in gloom. Some very interesting, some more acidic, some more funny, but with little cohesion. If they had made a short 20 minutes long, only of the spoken part, perhaps the result would have been better. As for aesthetics, many still shots of nature with low image quality, raw photography. As an experience, it was worth it. But for the sake of truth, it is a movie hard to endure. Only for braves wanting to experience.


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