Saturday, July 23, 2011

OUTSIDE SATAN (Bruno Dumont, 2011)

*½
France
A peasant strolling through a paddock or a telegenic couple sunning by a motel pool - in Dumont's better films even the most mundane images become morbidly absorbing. A pervading sense of menace charges them - a sense that's missing here. Or it isn't missing entirely - it just feels artificial. Like self-parody.

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