When the musics over....
The Illusionist review
26th August 2010
This film, originally written by the late, great Jacques Tatti sheds light on the final lost weekend of the music hall era.
Televisions and indulgent teenagers screaming along to rock and roll have replaced end of the pier comedians and entertainers.
It is this slow stripping of a clowns dignity that makes this follow up to Bellville Rendezvous so very bleak.
There are comedic touches that Tatti himself would be proud of, and there is a real beauty in its sadness, and an integrity to its era and subject.
For all you morons, don't worry it is not subtitled, in fact there is hardly any language at all, and what there is, is often indecipherable.
Its language is visual, each moment well observed and defined and it is worth watching on that basis alone, as these are rare finds in modern animation.