"The truth is that those who survive this high-bodycount fishing trip do emerge, wounded and limping, as better men, more comfortable, confident even, with who they are and what they want. Yet as one of the TV programmes at the start of Sweetie, You Won’t Believe It suggested, this transformative outdoors rite de passage is something that women will not always understand or appreciate – and the forthcoming explanation for the events that have unfolded and the losses incurred will…
"...down in the basement the film's dual status as indie buddy movie and psychological horror converges into one. This climactic sequence, unbearably tense but also profoundly moving, takes friendship to its outer limits, while presenting the most alarming aspects of mental illness in the most sympathetic of lights."
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"Let's roll!" declares bungling, twitching Commandant Van der Weyden (Bernard Pruvost), of the National Police, as he and his partner Lieutenant Carpentier (Philippe Jore) investigate the grisly discovery of human remains inside a dead cow laid out in an old, barely accessible war bunker. Yet with ever more corpses emerging, the mobility implicit in Van der Weyden's catchphrase contrasts with Carpentier's habit of making seven-point turns or driving in circles. This undynamic duo, much…