Saturday, June 23, 2007

One to Another (Chacun sa nuit)

Based on a true story, One to Another centers on a brother and sister with a strange, quasi-incestuous, narcissistic relationship. In addition, each of them has slept with most of the members of the brother's band, and the brother makes his pocket money as a high-class rent boy. Then the brother turns up dead, apparently badly beaten. With few clues, the police quickly lose interest in the case, but the sister persists, using all the weapons in her arsenal to press on. If the plot were pure fiction, I'd call it far-fetched, but the real-life story keeps the movie on track. Dark and odd, with a paucity of sympathetic characters, but worth seeing.

One to Another, (Chacun sa nuit) dirs. Jean-Marc Barr & Pascal Arnold, 2006 France, 95 min., in French with English subtitles

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