Hip Moves (Les Mouvements du Bassin)


(out of 5)

Director  appears as a zoo employee who is fired and gets a job working as a night guard at a factory with .  is a woman who is having reckless sex with men in the hopes of getting pregnant, then meets a woman who falls in love with her and helps her achieve her goal.  As Brakni’s prospects keep rising and things keep going her way, Gustave’s situation keeps deteriorating and, when they cross paths, it provides for a crazy moment of disaster.  Odd, eccentric and ragged, this very strange film also includes a prostitute who operates out of a van on the factory floor and a lot of footage of orangutans, the kind of high art that would normally be the lowest point of pretentiousness but, thanks to Gustave’s fresh sense of humour and self-aware sense of whimsy, is not too hard to swallow.  It won’t be for everyone, but it has good acting and some moments of great style.


France, 2012

Directed by

Dialogue by Herve P. Gustave, , Screenplay by Herve P. Gustave

Cinematography by

Produced by Herve P. Gustave,

Music by

Production Design by

Film Editing by



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