Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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

How rude for someone to place a hidden camera inside someone’s house without telling them. Not only that but why place the hidden camera in a house occupied by a spiritless woman who is emotionally lifeless due to the fact that her personality lacks any common characteristic a normal human being should have when life gets a little boring. When life gets dull and boring what do we do people? “Nothing!” Nope. “Start hooking!” Nope. “Kill people!” Nope. We don’t dwell in our own misery and we definitely don’t take it out on other people. Glad that’s settled which is why I hate this films message because no one is that so monotoned and lifeless. The life the film showcases along with the characters just doesn’t feel real to me.

Letterboxd, why you lying? 1001 films you must watch before you die list, why you lying? Cinephiles who claims this a masterpiece, why you lying? If you like it, that’s cool. No shame in that but to say a three and a half hour film showcasing a very lonely woman just doing everyday chores is worth someone’s time is beyond me...

However, I will come back to this film for pointers on how she was preparing the dinner. Takes me right back to my grandma’s cooking.

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