Based on documents compiled by leading French philosopher Michel Foucault, this unique and original film charts the gruesome events which took place in a Normandy village in 1835, when a young man, Pierre Rivière, murdered his mother, sister and brother before fleeing to the countryside. With a cast made up of real-life villagers from the area where the events took place, the detailed re-enactments and careful attention to the gestures of their ancestors serve to create an intense and sometimes disturbing atmosphere of hyper-realism. Details of the crime and of the trial that followed are told from varied perspectives, including the written confession of Pierre himself, and form a rich and complex narrative that interrogates the concepts of “truth” and “history”. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma soeur et mon frère...
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Jesse O (mx) wrote: This movie has a legitimately good concept. Not that it's entirely unique, since it is based off a comic, but there's something about this that just feels different from the regular superhero movie that come out in this day and age. It's not that this movie is entirely realistic, but there's something a little more grounded in reality with the powers Suki/The Scribbler possesses in this movie being due to mental illnesses. And I think that that is a good approach to the whole superhero mythos. It's not that I wish more movies would take this approach, since if that becomes the norm then it's not special or different, but there's no reason we shouldn't get a movie like this every once in a while. There are some obvious limitations here, of course. It's like the elephant in the room. And that is the budget. There's this blurb here that the movie can't overcome its low-budget limitations and I couldn't disagree with that more. Yes, there are some issues with the budget, particular when it comes to the climactic fight scene or the use of special effects, where you can clearly see that they didn't have a lot of money. But, and here's the thing that's most important, the film actually focuses on the characters first. There's, really, no action or special effects, minus the scribbling effects on Suki's body, to speak of until the last act. I suppose you could go after the cinematography of the film, but I think it works given the situation these characters find themselves in. And the fact of the matter is that, for a film that can't 'overcome its low-budget limitations', that this actually has a really strong cast of character actors. It's not that I'm suggesting that the budget doesn't affect parts of the film, because that would be a lie. What I am saying is the budget only affects like, what, maybe 10% of the film, a ridiculously small amount by anyone's standards. It doesn't affect the storytelling nor does it affect the acting, which is what's really important in the long run. Not that I think the film does an amazing job at storytelling, but it does a really good job at getting you invested in the characters fairly quickly. There's some solid writing here with some surprising comedic moments. The concept of having a device that eliminates destructive multiple personalities is a really cool one and I like how they use that to drive the search for the truth as to whether or not Suki is actually another personality created in order to fool the doctors and the Scribbler is the original person behind the creation of every different personality. So I really liked how they played with that concept. I'm not suggesting that the film is perfect, there's a weirdly out of place sex scene, which actually plays into the story, but it still feels weird and not in tune with the rest of the film. There's also some rough moments when it comes to writing. But, honestly, by and large I really enjoyed this movie. I'd even go as far as to say that it's a solid movie. But this is one of those movies that's probably gonna be a little polarizing. I completely realize this and I'm not saying that my opinion is the correct one, because it's not, but I am saying that I legitimately liked this movie a lot. It's not just even the fact that the concept is cool, it's that they actually go to some interesting places with it. A concept is only cool at face value, you need more than that to make an enjoyable movie and, to me, I think this film more than delivered on that end. I wouldn't say it over-delivered, but I literally had no expectations from this. I've been seeing it on Netflix forever now, but never really gave it much of a thought. I knew that I'd eventually watch it, but it's not something that I needed to go out of my way to see. I'm not saying you need to go out of your way to see this, since it's only a solid movie at best, but I am more than glad that I finally watched it. I wish people gave a film like this a shot, we need more people taking risks with the old and tired superhero tropes. I'd recommend it if you have Netflix, but it's a hesitant recommendation. Not because I didn't enjoy it, but because it clearly isn't gonna be everyone's cup of tea. Still, good stuff here.
Jeff B (de) wrote: What a wonderful film. It's Forrest Gump meets The Pied Piper of Hamelin. It's a hilarious, quirky, light hearted romp through the unimaginable and impracticable, It's just perfect. Allan Karlsson is untouchable. He's a saint / idiot savant. He is everyone's friend, grandfather, even enemy. There is nothing he can't do. And believe me, he does do it all. From the outset, every life Allan touches turns to gold. He is the Walking Spirit making all right for all he comes in contact with. He is Michael the archangel taking on all evil in his path and setting it alight and right. He inspires Openheimer and Einstein. He befriends Truman, Franco, Reagan, and Stalin. He is a man of adventure, idiot savant with such Forrest insight that his backward genius just can't be denied. He is friend to all, enemy to a few. But if you become his enemy, he will find a way to eliminate you without a thought or a bat of an eye, for his angels are many and highly protective. One of the few movies I've watched which was such a joy, I didn't want it to end. Whimsical, fun, frivolous, impossible and plausible all at the same time. A wonder to behold. So behold, for he is waiting for your, a very old friend, a friend of a lifetime.
Nicole G (fr) wrote: Confusing movie, which is a shame, it could have been a good movie if it had better story telling.....concept was good story line was not.....
Rachel C (nl) wrote: The best Woody Allen's romance movie so far to me. Made me wanna go Barcelona
Corey B (ca) wrote: Asia Argento walking around in her bra and panties is really the only thing that is interesting about this movie, maybe the cinematography as well but the story and everythign else wasn't very good.
Anna B (ag) wrote: Interesting idea, but the script mostly just riffs on the contrast of casual violence in the idealised image of '50s suburbia. It's amusing at times, and Baker is fun, but it's very slight, and by the end I was kinda wondering what I'd been doing for the previous 90 minutes. The character arcs are...well, you can't really call them arcs. They're more like mathematical limits; it feels like they start moving toward some goal, and then they drift off in another direction, and then the movie ends. It's all setup!
Tom B (ag) wrote: Its fun to watch the downward spiral of mad geniuses.
Robbie V (ag) wrote: Ho hum, ok but so predictable.
Private U (nl) wrote: some of the best in danish film history ever
Margaret S (br) wrote: I finally got around to watching this movie after having free Encore for the weekend. The plot was ridiculous and made no sense. The casting was all over the place....James Woods and Webster's dad? I gave it 2 stars: one for the Phil Collins song and one for Jeff Bridges' abs.
Bill B (gb) wrote: Bava gives us a crazy color saturated live action fumetti with this one, and while it's not my favorite from the director, it's still well worth a look.Stylish and fun.Rental?
Kevin R (ag) wrote: For she's a jolly good fellow!Lady L is an elegant and beautiful baroness of sorts that recalls a faster lifestyle prior to her baron husband where life was fast, her man was faster, and she loved him deeply, but life was hard and money was harder and then she met her husband and life took a different direction..."This was not so much of a house as a house."Peter Ustinov, director of Secret Flight, Billy Budd, Memed My Hawk, Hammersmith is Out, Vice Versa, Private Angelo, and Romanoff and Juliet, delivers Lady L. The storyline for this picture is just okay but is fun to watch unfold and I loved the conclusion. The acting is excellent and the cast delivers awesome performances and includes Paul Newman, Sophia Loren, David Niven, Marcel Dalio, and Philippe Noiret."I'm in no position to tell you to shut your mouth but I'd like to."I came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and had to DVR it based on it starring the marvelous Paul Newman and Sophia Loren. This was a little disappointing based on the excellent cast and their solid performances, but the story isn't as fascinating as I felt it could have been; however, the conclusion is perfect and makes this worth seeing once for fans of the classics."Never tamper with a policeman's dignity."Grade: C+
Josh F (gb) wrote: Lou Ferrigno's dad is a fuckin creep.