Regarde La Mer And Other Film details
|Starring:||Sasha Hails, Marina de Van, Paul Raoux, Nicolas Breviere|
|Genres:||Gay/Lesbian, Thriller, World Cinema|
Regarde La Mer And Other Film
|Run time:||2 hours 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||31 Mar 2008|
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If you like Ozon...By robertlondon (19 reviews) from London , 09 Jul 2008
[Highly rated reviewer]If you like Francois Ozon, especially his earlier films like 'Criminal Lovers' or 'Sitcom', then you will probably like this collection of shorts. It shows his darker beginnings, before he moved on to make more kitsch (but still good) films like 'Eight Women' or 'Angel'.
Not that all the films in this collection are dark, 'Curtain Raiser', 'Summer Dress' and 'X 2000' are quite benign, but the title film 'Regarde le mer' is more like a horror film. You know almost from the start that something will go wrong, you just can't be sure what, but the end is still shocking nevertheless.
In the end it's quite an eclectic selection, perhaps it would have been better to have made a collection that followed a particular theme, hence 4 stars not 5.
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MORE FOR THE OZON FANBy Geofbob (50 reviews) , 26 Jul 2013A mixed bag, with some sex & more nudity (especially male). The opening title film & the final film 'Curtain Raiser' (based on a Henry de Montherlant play) have more substance than the intervening bits & pieces - but they're all watchable.
Eclectic Mix of FilmsBy OscarFreak (483 reviews) from London , 14 May 2013A varied selection of short films covering various facets of life. Some were better than others but I do wonder if some have dated rather more quickly than might have been envisaged.
Regarde La Mer and Shorter FilmsBy Minopater (261 reviews) from Wallington , 29 Oct 2011Like 'La Ceremonie' and 'Ils' 'Regarde La Mer' explores the theme of the underprivileged intruding into the lives of the more successful bourgeois people and clashing with them. Here we have a young woman living alone in a seaside home with her baby child. Her husband is away working but is due to return soon. Nevertheless despite this seemingly idyllic setting the woman is lonely. When a hippy girl camper turns up asking to pitch her tent in the woman's garden the woman agrees and eventually the hippy is asked in for a meal and told that she can use the bathroom etc. Far from being grateful the hippy seems menacing, asking very personal questions and disrespects the hospitality. Predictably it ends very tragically for the woman and despite the viewer knowing that something awful is going to occur the ending nevertheless loses none of its shock and revulsion. This is a taut, spare film directed simply and to great effect. We are then treated to a series of earlier short films from the Ozon portfolio. Some are better than others (I liked ' A Sumer Dress') but one can see the makings of a controversial and original talent.
watch this in two halvesBy a customer from Barnes , 15 Jan 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThe first and longest story shocks as did Criminal Lovers.
As a previous reviewer says, you just know this is going to end badly; and how!
A sense of menace sets in as soon as the other girl arrives by the sea. Her actions and words alert us, but seemingly not the mother. She blindly, or maybe not, gets taken in and at what a cost. Sad and shocking.
I found this very disturbing but compulsive. Quite brilliant.
I needed a break before watching the other stories, which are, in the main, lighter. They feature a summer dress, ants, a good looking Louis Garrel talking too much, kids behaving badly.....
curious mixBy a customer from folkestone , 16 Jun 2010Loads of little vinagrettes about nothing in particular. Curiousity will keep you watching although I spent most of the time on fast-forward looking for something worthwhile. Whilst they might have got away with it had it been in english, the subtitles present another barrier to your enjoyment. Not the dvd to get out if you are looking for an evening's entertainment.
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