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Missing Victor Pellerin Image
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  • Summary: In 1990, Victor Pellerin, a young painter and darling of the art scene, burns his work and disappears without a trace. Fifteen years later, the documentary filmmaker Sophie Deraspe revisits the events that led to his disappearance, meeting the people who were intimate with Victor, and whoIn 1990, Victor Pellerin, a young painter and darling of the art scene, burns his work and disappears without a trace. Fifteen years later, the documentary filmmaker Sophie Deraspe revisits the events that led to his disappearance, meeting the people who were intimate with Victor, and who had succumbed to his troubled personality. (Atopia Distribution) Expand
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  1. 75
    Deraspe's film begins as a mystery and becomes a razor-sharp dissection of the self-promotion, pretension and deeply cynical inner workings of the art world. But her greatest achievement is painting the business of art as venal, corrupt, mendacious and built on false surfaces without suggesting that art itself is a form of glorious deception.
  2. 75
    We also begin to suspect that Deraspe is putting us on - that this is a mockumentary, not a documentary. About the time that a bunch of grown men and women - stoned and drunk - start playing spin the bottle (spin the bottle!), we're certain that she's tricking us. Or is she? It's anybody's guess.
  3. An enigmatic and utterly compelling story of incinerated art, unbridled egos and exotic plants.
  4. Reviewed by: Charles Petersen
    60
    The result is a satire that somehow doesn't feel satirical: comic yet humane.
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  1. CaillusR.
    May 8, 2007
    10
    Very good and refreshing film about seduction, business, and true meaning of Art. Also, I must say I am very suprised at your rating system. Very good and refreshing film about seduction, business, and true meaning of Art. Also, I must say I am very suprised at your rating system. I belive Village Voice really liked the film, comparing it to Borges and Nabokov. Not at all 60, more like 80+. Expand