Friday, October 12, 2007

Comédie de l'Innocence (Comedy of Innocence)

I believe that this movie could have been interesting if the director, Raoul Ruiz have kept a tight control in the story. The movie is based on a novel by Massimo Bontempelli called Il Figlio di Due Madri (The Son of Two Mothers) and tells exactly that, the story of a boy with two mothers due to the most unexpected circunstances.

Since the beginning you start to think that this is a supernatural story, but then you realize is not; at this moment you lose the interest in the story as stops making sense after all you have seen. As far as I understand the story in the book is a good drama/thriller with nothing supernatural in it. I believe that the director impregnated an unnecessary intention to almost half the movie and if he had told the story as a drama since the very beginning the story and consequently the movie would have been more interesting and less disappointing.

But there is something here that keeps your attention and allows you to see the movie until the end. Outstanding Isabelle Huppert. She’s here as good as always and if you are a fan, the movie is a must be seen as her performance is superb.

Is hard for me to believe that this movie was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 2005 Venice Film Festival, as besides Huppert performance, there is not much else in this movie.

No I do not recommend this movie, unless you’re an Isabelle Huppert fan, like me.

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