Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Claude Charbol's "The Bridesmaid"


Claude Charbol's "The Bridesmaid,"
A film by Claude Charbol.

Just finished watching The BridesMaid at the Angelika film center. Disturbingly dark, sensously fun and lividly shocking, the kind of film one hates to admit that they enjoyed. Since liking the film could suggest that the charcaters on screen are not the only ones with problems. Well, I liked it. I enjoyed the tempered and symphonic approach to the film by Claude Chabrol. An approach that patiently builds up to an end that is more satisfying than climatic. I'm impressed, how can one satisfy and yet leave the audience hungry for more? Mr. Chabrol presents to us his answer to an age old question of art with his film, "THE BRIDESMAID."

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