The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears2013 | Hélène Cattet
Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery through the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building. Led on a wild goose chase by ...
Klaus Tange Ursula Bedena Joe Koener Birgit Yew Hans de Munter Anna D Jean-Michel Vovk Manon Beuchot Romain Roll Lolita Oosterlynck Delphine Brual Sam Louwyck Sylvia Camarda Ann de Visscher Michael Fromowicz
|Niels Risgaard Hansen 2014-08-23|
Strange, confusing, impressive and a little bit unsettling.
A thing that surprised me and actually also the two guys I was watching the movie with, who knew a bit about the movie beforehand, was when the main character suddenly started talking Danish (my mother tongue) while the rest of the movie was in French (my third language). Neither of us knew that it contained bits in Danish and it just added to the confusion really. But it was fun.
As I wrote the violence is quite stylized and despite being scary they were not at all disgusting. I think they worked quite well and combining it with (quite a bit) female nudity did not make it worse. However there were one passage that kept looping which kept getting rougher and rougher in each run that actually became quite unsettling in the end. I have no doubt that this was fully intentional and the result was very successful. So be warned that you might have to look away at least once, if you have a faint heart.
I will try not to put in any spoilers here, but I was a bit unsatisfied with the ending, and to my understanding it were not completely typical for the Giallo genre. I am hoping that my next run-in with the genre might be (just) a bit more typical and contained.
All in all an interesting but strange movie in a niche genre. You will have to at least be curious about experimental movies and odd genres to enjoy this movie. I liked it, I would like to see more of the same genre some day, but it will never become a favorite of mine.