Sunday, August 1, 2010

161) Le Combat dans L'Ile (1961)

161) Le Combat Dans L'Ile (1961) Dir: Alain Cavalier Date Released: June 2009 Date Seen: May 1, 2010 Rating: 3.5/5

When I was watching Le Combat Dans L'Ile, I remember being consistently involved with how the romantic intrigue between the three central protagonists stood in for its main political tension. I also remember constantly waiting for some kind of bigger payoff. Cavalier's direction is effective and there's a lot of great moody set pieces. But there's no sustained tension beyond the search for the missing bazooka and the fear that a greater reckoning of some kind is on the way. Pretty dissatisfying beyond a point but not something I want to completely dismiss. Should revisit a while. Not anytime soon.

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