The Comfort Of Strangers (1990)

PAUL SCHRADER

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5

USA/Italy/United Kingdom, 1990Erre Produzioni, Reteitalia, Sovereign Pictures, The Rank Organisation.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .

British travellers in Italy  and  become the unwitting houseguests of a very strange, wealthy Venetian (Christopher Walken with very tall hair) and his affected wife (Helen Mirren). The two of them think it a nice gesture on the part of the couple until they realize that they can’t leave the place and their hosts are unusually obsessed with them. This film tries to be exotic and strange, but it’s just weird and disaffected, completely aloof in its style and therefore unable to captivate its viewers in any way.

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