Through an immigrant cab driver, our world collides with a nervous filmmaker, a lawyer whose new breasts her ex-boyfriend wants to see, a mystery man, a gay man who may or may not be ...
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Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby. Her candidate for a father is her best friend Phillipe who happens ... See full summary »
During an opulent banquet, eleven pampered guests participate in what appears to be a ritualistic gastronomic carnage. In this grotesque universe, an unexpected sequence of events destabilizes the endless symphony of abundance.
A series of flashing green and red screens, set to music, create the effect of patterns in the viewer's eyes (ganzfeld). The patterns seem to react to the music, supporting the claim made in the title.
Through an immigrant cab driver, our world collides with a nervous filmmaker, a lawyer whose new breasts her ex-boyfriend wants to see, a mystery man, a gay man who may or may not be HIV-positive, and a birthday girl who got stood up. It is a mixture of laughter and sadness, all floating on a sea of philosophy.Written by
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This movie is a perfect example of the use of film as an artistic expression. It is different, and should thus be seen with an open-mind. There are different writers/directors for different part of the film and I must say that some are better than others (If they were all at the same level, it would easily receive a 10/10). The pace is generally slow, but appropriate silences and the singular contribution of black & white color (or lack thereof) assure that you pay attention to what's going on. One director experiments with unusual camera angles quite successfully. The dialogue in every piece is spectacular, giving both a realistic portrayal of characters and a very intelligent analysis of society. The storytelling aspect is somewhat inferior, but this can be expected with the miss-match of barely related stories. Plus it makes up more than enough in content. The acting is generally good, but I must point out the delightful performance of Marc Jeanty, who makes the perky ending of the movie worth the wait.
The stories are simple in themselves, but explore in depth vital aspects of contemporary humanity. The tone is nonchalant, but the underlining reflections are quite a propos. There may sometimes seem to be no links between the stories, but that may very well be the point. Everyone lives their lives independently, and only rarely are paths crossed...
This movie will by-in-large make you think, make you appreciate something artistically different, and even make you laugh whole-heartedly in this well orchestrated symbiosis of ideas.
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