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Year
1975
Runtime
120 min.
Director
Marguerite Duras
Genres
Drama, Romance, Fantasy
Rating *
6.4
Votes *
807
Checks
528
Favs
38
Dislikes
37
Favs/checks
7.2% (1:14)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
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  1. the3rdman's avatar

    the3rdman

    Duras' impressionistic meditation on French colonial ennui, depression and homesickness in the midst of opulence, petty gossip, and the threat of disease and death is remarkably astute. It is so well-realized, in fact, that the film itself is weighted with a sense of listlessness that is likely to extend to its audience. I can well imagine how unbearable it would be to watch for somebody with no particular interest in the European experience of colonialism. But, considering the subject matter, I don't think Duras could have honestly made a more engaging film. It really is a drag--so much so that at a certain point it becomes humorous. The absurdity of it all. For all the lush interiors, picturesque fading manors, languorous slow dances and sparkling finery, Duras deserves credit for her relatively unromantic (if indulgent and solipsistic) depiction of colonial life. 3 years 11 months ago
  2. Public Enemy's avatar

    Public Enemy

    That lady sure does like to sit and not move for extended periods of time. 7 years 7 months ago
  3. jlfitz's avatar

    jlfitz

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41g1MlO3nis

    in 11 parts.
    1 year 10 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #80 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
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  2. This movie ranks #229 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
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  3. This movie ranks #415 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
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  4. This movie ranks #491 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
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  5. This movie ranks #602 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  6. This movie ranks #667 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
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