Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Un Zoo la Nuit

Writer/Director: Jean-Claude Lauzon (Léolo)
Cast: Gilles Maheu, Roger Lebel, Corrado Mastropasqua, Lorne Brass, Germain Houde
Canada, 1987

Seen: March 25, 2007 thanks to the Toronto Public Library

Reason to see: It's on my List of 101 Films I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen for winning 13 Genies.

Ok. BIG lesson learned while watching this film. My first note in my notebook says it all:

"Does not appear to have subtitles".


I didn't find tons of resource to find this film so when I saw the library had it I snatched it right up! I didn't read the fine print. Considering that I was having trouble finding it I decided to watch it, in French without subtitles even though my French comprehension is a lot worse than I even realized! Technically I don't think this can be considered a review due to that but I'm committed to write about all the films I see.

What I could figure out: Mostly shady characters on both side of the law, a fair amount of violence and revenge, but also included quite touching relationship. Cinematography was quite stunning, and the use of lighting & colour (especially blue) was awesome.

Warnings: Violence, drug use, sexual violence

Shannon's Overall View:
I don't think it would be fair to say if I liked it or not
I'd watch it again, if subtitled
Again, hard to assess whom to recommend it to

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Jamie said...

Wow, that's dedication. I'm impressed that you watched it.

Sacred Suzie said...

So am I! I've had to watch a lot of un-subtitled French movies while R was at French school and it isn't easy. At least you've heard of this one, it's totally new to me.