La maman et la putain (1973)
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- The Mother and the Whore
- 217 min.
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I must admit I watched this movie in three etappes, as some sort of wicked series. And I must say I kinda liked it in the end. There is some erotic tension, and Alexandre is just funny in that he talks random bullshit the whole time. A firstclass fuckup, he somehow reminded me of The Big Lebowski, although such a statement will probably anger a lot of people.
The story kinda flows like a slow river, without too much happening. Also, Bernadette Lafont is HOT!
I usually dislike wordy talk a lot films aka Before Sunset and Claire's Knee. But this in spite of the terrible subtitles in the version I watched I think that this is a masterpiece. How absolutely detrimental each character is to each other something to behold. Say what you like greenhorg about anyone who enjoys this movie your a Seinfeld fan. How douchey is that (as well as the word douchey).
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This movie ranks #2 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #23 in Cahiers du cinéma 100
This movie ranks #70 in Sight and Sound 2012 - Combined List
This movie ranks #81 in Times' 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #107 in They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?
This movie ranks #228 in Harvard University's Suggested Film Viewing List: Narrative Films (2012)
This movie ranks #293 in Empire 500
This movie ranks #329 in The Story of Film: An Odyssey
This movie ranks #557 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #557 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #642 in Jonathan Rosenbaum's Essential Films
This movie ranks #759 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films