USA Films | Release Date: November 5, 1999
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Friskytiger81Sep 4, 2012
Absolutely amazing film that rewards patient viewers. Feels like a classic etched in time. Though it's very good, not better than the Dardennes brothers' amazing "The Son".
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JackG.Sep 23, 2006
Any review that takes a cheap shot at the character's appearance (as well as a cheap assessment of her intellect that's totally off the mark) can't be trusted.
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YoonC.Sep 23, 2003
A chubby gopherfaced halfwit girl living in poverty with an alcoholic mother wants a job more than anything else and then when she gets one by betraying the only person who's nice to her, quits. What is this? A abnormal psychological A chubby gopherfaced halfwit girl living in poverty with an alcoholic mother wants a job more than anything else and then when she gets one by betraying the only person who's nice to her, quits. What is this? A abnormal psychological case study? Critique of European capitalism? Expose of socialist malaise? Shot in cinema verite style, it's a dizzying mess, not only muddled and confused but beyond our care. It has been compared with Mouchette but Bresson peered into the soul beneath the stark exterior of downtrodden lives. Dardennes brothers in their Marxist zeal are content to rub social dysfunction in our faces. I'd suggest they first figure it out before so eloquently slapping it around as art or social statement. Expand
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