||Robert Powell, Brigitte Fossey
|A young girl
falls in love of a mature actor. She and her mother manage to go with
him on holidays to Thailand, where the mother will try to seduce him,
and the daughter will try to draw his attention to her and finally
seduce him. The actor follows the game just to feel the pleasure to
"being loved", but when he refuses his love to the girl, she runs away
from her mother. And her souvenir haunts the actor, who wants to find
|I LOVED THIS
I find this
film too personal, and I really understand what would have been the
feelings of the girl. The subject dealt with this film has not been
used in many films and that's too bad. Because she's totally the
opposite to "Lolita". She's not bitchy at all, she just loves a man
that's older than her and she's a teenager (14 years old). She's in the
middle of an age in which you are half child, half young
person. Maybe she doesn't know love with someone of her age because
she's not interested in boys of her age. Being attracted to mature men
happens very often with young women. When Robert's character tries to
be nice with her, in her mind she sees the things different. But the
actor is a mature man, married, he has his life. And he's in another
difficult period in which he has a lot of questions about life, love,
his own career, etc.
construction of the film is finely odd. You start to understand little
by little, discovering what you've seen at the begining is in fact part
of the end. This film is one of Robert's best, for me it's the best.
The story, the filming, the performances, everything is fine. I really
wish Zanussi and Powell make another film together!!
liked the scene where John refuses to Laura, after she entered into his
room (and into his bed!). When he explains that nothing can happen
between them and she cries, he's moved but doesn't want to approach to
her. That was magnificent!
I also liked the music very moving, it was perfect with the scenes.
Unless I'm wrong, it was Modest Mussorgski's "Pictures at an
exhibition". Speaking of music, Laura keeps listening in her walkman
Pink Floyd's The Wall.