Sunday, July 20, 2008

"Roman De Gare" A Must See

I saw the movie "Roman De Gare" ( Novel Of The Station, i.e. airport fiction - my trans. ) today at the Grand Cinema. It was excellent. Here's the beginning of the review from the News Tribune:

"French thriller full of fascinating twists
Published: July 18th, 2008 01:00 AM
“Roman de Gare” has more twists and turns than a switchback mountain road. And it’s likely to give you the heart-in-the-throat kind of feeling one gets on such a road as it navigates perilously through its plot’s many convolutions.

The picture is a dazzling tour de force from the venerable Claude Lelouch. At age 70 and more than 40 years after his greatest triumph, “A Man and a Woman,” Lelouch proves that his gift for elegant, intelligent filmmaking is undiminished.

“Roman” is a nerve-rackingly effective psychological thriller. For the longest time it’s difficult to figure out what’s going on, and that gives rise to a tremendous sense of unease on the part of the viewer."

Read the rest.

I can only add that the movie was also interesting in that the art of writing was woven into the plot of the movie. You see how the novel in the movie takes shape.

Also, it was wonderful to see Dominique Pinon as the star of the movie. I've been a fan of his since he played "Le Cure" in "Diva", which you must see if you already have not.

Please go see this movie. The music is interesting as well.

1 comment:

zumbador said...

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