A Film by Alain Robbe-Grillet
DVD5 | ISO+MDS | PAL 16:9 (720x576) | 01:30:50 | 3,54 Gb
Audio: French AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps; Italian AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English
Genre: Avant-garde, Thriller | France, Belgium
Erotic? Serious? Funny? Tragic? A Mystery? A Game? A Paradox? Neo-Sadism? A Detective Story?
Written and directed by the high priest of the French nouveau roman, this now looks considerably more literary than cinematic. Robbe-Grillet himself plays the focal character, the author-within-the-film, dreaming up a surreal melodrama involving a man (Trintignant) who boards the same train, during a journey through Europe: dope-pushing, gangsterism, bondage fantasies. Trintignant's cool is as unshakeable as ever, but the vague 'modernism' of the project can't conceal an underlying pomposity.