I like a lot of bloated, somewhat incoherent anarchic satires (O Lucky Man!, La grande bouffe, etc) but this was just boring. I didn't find it funny aside from a few moments. The structural editing makes everything completely anemic and stagnant. The commentary is nonsensical at best and corny Monty Python shit at worst.
At some point toward the end I called it "weepy and moralizing" to Amy, and right after I said that, Anna Planeta put a tear on…
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"And she goes, 'Oh my god. I've had the old bull, now I want the young calf.' And she grabs me by the weiner..."
Great premise and fun script kinda dampened by a conventional and conservative sense of form. Traditional coverage + unmessy handheld shots + this aspect ratio is my least favorite style. (Although at least many of the shots are actually composed for the aspect ratio.) Often felt like there was no room for the spectator/no breathing room.…
Fourth watch. The first time I saw this film, I absolutely hated it. Two years later, and it's now an obsession. The fact I hated it so strongly is a testament to its toughness and power. Amazing how, in a story full of ruptures and holes, by the end you see a complete picture of how this family's life has slowly completely changed. And I must have Pialat's character's elbow-patched sweater.