Average User Score: 5.8Mar 10, 2013This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. How slow can you go? The pacing, the visual tone, the dialogue as the characters reveal themselves and their relationships to each other, yet leave you asking so many questions, all blesh together into a rocking rhythm, much like Brahms: Intermezzo in A, Op. 118, No. 2.
For those who enjoy a lovely slow burn, the gentle roll and the drowsy pulse draw you in, capturing your attention with its intimacy in the mundane. As a result, this film will not be to everyone's taste, especially not to some Americans who tend to favor the high speed chase, violent explosions and witty diatribe. They may not have the patience to realize the Director's vision as he slow rolls his examination of the dissolution of a man who 'gets' away with it'.
There is no conclusion. This film takes its viewers on a woeful and deliberately slow-paced journey of the unraveling of one man's life, and the collateral damage affecting those around him, as he goes from youthful peaked fame to a mundane existence to non-existence as he disappears into oblivion. In the end, one must ask oneself, "Is it better to burn out than to fade away?"… Expand