Lemming

LemmingposterBBB.5

(out of 5)


It’s a strange occurrence when the titular Scandinavian rodent finds its way into the drain pipe of a French home owned by happy couple  and . Things get even weirder when they have his boss () over for dinner, along with his resentful wife (a deliciously venomous ) who spews hatred at Dussolier in front of their hosts and is very quickly taken away. A few days later, Rampling has a private encounter with both members of the young couple, exits the frame and Lucas returns (quite disastrously) from a work conference to find that his wife’s personality is just a little bit…swapped? It’s a wonderfully tricky plot, combining elements of Hitchcock’s suspense with David Lynch weirdness, but for all of its rich imagery and deeply emotional performances there should be a lot more pleasure taken in the enigma here. It doesn’t quite wrap you up in the spell of mystery that Kieslowski or even Jonathan Glazer’s Birth would have imposed upon the criminal mayhem, but it is satisfying and Gainsbourg is a treat to watch throughout.


, , , , ,

France, 2005

Directed by

Screenplay by Dominik Moll,

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by


Cannes Film Festival:  2005


 

Lemming

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s