CAMPO presents a reflection on the mundane and the transcendental in Europe's largest military base where troops train fictional missions, astronomy aficionados observe the stars and a boy ...
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CAMPO presents a reflection on the mundane and the transcendental in Europe's largest military base where troops train fictional missions, astronomy aficionados observe the stars and a boy plays the piano for the wild deer lurking in the dark.Written by
I'd like to start this review with a short description of the plot, but I've no idea what it's about. Frankly, it's so ridiculously boring I stopped caring halfway through the film. It's the first time in my life I went to the cinema and heard snores. SNORES. The lights in the theater didn't turn on after the film ended, and I'm pretty sure it's because the guy who was supposed to do it fell asleep.
Cinematographically, it feels good at first. Thing is, whoever did this decided that doing the same long frame all the way through 100 minutes of film was a good idea, but I can assure you it's not. It feels like a three hour long psychological exam.
So far, I haven't made clear what a potential spectator might see during this production. Well, it's a seemingly random series of shots of everything from sheep giving birth, to soldiers, astronomers, RC plane enthusiasts, beekeepers to a kid playing the piano and making sounds. I don't think even philosophy doctorate students can make sense of any of this. Mr. Hespanha seems to have been on a double dose of Xanax during the editing process.
In conclusion, Campo is way too soporific to be described as a form of entertainment. I kid you not, it can substitute your sleeping pills. If you plan on watching, hope you don't have any tasks to do after doing so, because your productivity will be at a low.
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