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Le Fils

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 12:49 pm
by Gaz
I've just seen Le Fils by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, and was impressed. Not a great film maybe, but a very good one.

The small scale of the film, leading to claustrophobia and suspense, reminded me somewhat of Chabrol - the film is worthy of the master (not to mention quite similar in plot terms to Que la BĂȘte Meure). An excellent, well-acted psychological study of the after-effects of murder on an individual.

I'd be interested in the reactions of anyone else who's seen it.

Re: Le Fils

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 4:40 am
by bigpoppa_2059
I disagree just a bit. I thought this film was a real masterpiece. I saw it twice in a row just to make sure I wasn't crazy and couldn't tell how I felt about it immediately. I haven't reacted that strongly to a film in a long time (the last was Godard's latest pic). Definitely a must-see.

Re: Le Fils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 3:05 pm
by manicmo
What I liked in this film aside from the story was the camera always just a few inches too close, usually following the backs up until the climax

Re: Le Fils

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:00 pm
by Gaz
The more I think about it, the more I think it might be a masterpiece after all. Perhaps a return visit is in order.

Re: Le Fils

PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2003 7:22 am
by shaisse
great film, not for everybody... i even liked it more than rosetta... the story is so real, great subjective shots and dialogues... but most of all superb acting by olivier gourmet!

thanks, dardenne's brothers!