Prior to that she had been working as a model. In retrospect I realize that I should have known that her beauty would age oddly. Or, maybe that is unfair. But he sensed a sort of erotic energy that almost scared him. Apparently neither minded that aspect of their jobs in the film. And in such vivid and pretty colors?!?! Beatrice Dalle and the stylish Betty Blue poster found a place on more walls than can be imagined.
I had only ever seen it once in But I saw it again in and just recently. It still somehow feels important. And, it is more than a little worrying how Jean-Jacques Beineix romanticizes both the uncomfortable obsession and mental illness all at once.
Both actors carry disarming cinematic presence, but not in the way I had remembered. Anglade is kind of sexy in a more grounded way that we were not accustomed to leading men in American or British film.
Jean-Hugues Anglade is a very real and sweaty looking leading man for Betty Blue, Jean-Jacques Beineix. Is it her teeth? Most likely it is the charismatic, but worrying energy she brings to the screen. Trouble Every Day is an exceptional film. It may go a bit too far, but Denis has her reasons. Fresh, young, not so innocent and more than a little different. And yes, I know what you are thinking.
Not sure how, but I did. But is is disorienting when we see our movie stars age. Though it is probably far more disorienting for them. She gave a solid performance, but something about it seemed disconnected from the rest of the cast. Before it is all over the gruesome onslaught escalates into an unspeakable act of brutal cruelty. Inside is so cruel in its violence that I hesitate suggesting it to anyone.
But it must be noted that Bustill and Maury created one of the most unnerving, scary and entertaining movies of that year. It is a surreal examination of guilt that has no appropriate boundaries.
A ride that is as metaphorical and surreal as it is repulsively shocking. Livide is not extreme, but it is a disturbing and entertaining exorcise in horror. Though, it has attained a cult status in France and the UK. Rumors of a big budget Hollywood remake continue to spread. Released in France in and the US in , this film perplexed many film critics.
One must understand that much of what John Waters likes about this film is exactly why many will hate it. Beatrice Dalle stars in Domain, Patric Chiha, The relationship is between a bored and openly gay 17 year old nephew and his admittedly eccentric aunt, Nadia. Nadia is a respected Mathematician who seems to approach math as a more of a philosophy than a science. Her obsession with the interplay and precision of numbers and logic seem to do more than influence the way she approaches life — it seems to trigger something far more worrying within her psyche.
Nadia is not insane, she is surprisingly self aware. Further to the point, that element of chaos could also pull her nephew into a virtual black whole. Cinematography Pascal Poucet The pace is often purposely slow. It is thanks to the pace that Nadia and Pierre bond forms in a believable way. To Pierre, his aunt in an enchanting and brilliant woman.
It is within the confines of what appears to be a gay dance club that the film dips its toe into the surreal. Nadia leads her nephew into a deceptive world of glam that seems to almost slow to the most minimal level of dance movement. Domain, Patric Chiha, Beatrice Dalle lost in the pulsating rhythms of number logic in Domain, Patric Chiha, Cinematography Pascal Poucet So much walking, thinking and precise living to be done, so little time to waste on comfort.
As the audience begins to really feel the ever-growing danger. This odd woman is capable of harm. Harm that could come at any moment. Her beauty and eroticism give the feeling that it could all unhinge into something ugly and verge into a Chaos Theory of a whole new logical dimension. Cinematography Pascal Poucet And he carefully dispenses too little for us to really know for sure where he has taken the aunt and her adoring nephew.
It is a surprisingly potent conclusion. I often come back Domain. The film takes on an almost hypnotic quality. Domain occupies its own quirky place. As does the woman who once adored more dorm rooms that we could count. And you must trust the artist and follow where that leads.