Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sombre (1998)

Sombre (1998)

Genre: Drama / Horror
Director: Philippe Grandrieux
Starring: Marc Barbé, Elina Löwensohn

Summary:
A puppeteer follows the route of the Tour de France, performing for children and murdering prostitutes along the way.  On the road he encounters two sisters leading to potentially disastrous consequences.

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Philippe Grandrieux's debut film, Sombre, is a visually beautiful journey into the mind of a serial killer.  He uses barely lit and softly focused hand-held close ups and other uniquely framed shots to capture a tension filled, dark and moody atmosphere. 









Soundtrack note:   
The final scene is set to a wonderfully haunting cover of Serge Gainsbourg's Les Amours Perdues, by Elysian Fields.

8 comments:

Erie Enthusiast said...

Will check it out. After all, 'tis the season.

razortek said...

seems ok anyway is not my type of movie

Quinn Electronics said...

looks like a good one

Trades For Veterans said...

the quick synopsis makes it sound like lance armstrong is jack the ripper, lol!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

thanks for the review!

Come At Me Bro said...

Love it!

Drackar said...

yeah...a lil creepy for me.

/k/anadian!!EzAmH4LJIz said...

I just watched this, I really liked it. Thanks for the quality reviews, keep it up!

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