Strand Releasing | Release Date: November 12, 2004
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ChrisH.Feb 20, 2006
This film deliberately fails to color within genre boundaries, a fact that resulted in the confused appraisals of many of the critics listed above. Even those critics who applauded the film judged it as a thriller, when in fact it is a This film deliberately fails to color within genre boundaries, a fact that resulted in the confused appraisals of many of the critics listed above. Even those critics who applauded the film judged it as a thriller, when in fact it is a dead-on social, political and philosophical allegory that is rendered in a hauntingly beautiful visual style. The lifeworld/hospital in which Dr. Phillippe and Isabelle make their limited and predetermined moves is a frightening reflection of the spectacular and fragmented media universe we all inhabit, and in which our dreams more often decay than flower. This is one of the best and least understood films in recent memory. Expand
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