Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles ★★★★½

Only works if you’re willing to commit to the premise, and since we’re talking a three and a half hour movie here that doesn’t have Al Pacino being funny to break up the time, I get it if you end up bored. But if you do commit, the rhythms of Jeanne’s everyday life and the way they subtly shift and alter on the way to the conclusion are truly fascinating to watch. I don’t really know how else to sell this movie; it’s deep as heck, but I can’t just tell you that it is, y’know?

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