Sunday, June 17, 2007

Stealth (Comme des voleurs)

Filmmaker Lionel Baier, whose previous film Garçon Stupide was an annoying piece of crap which gave me no window whatsoever into its characters' inner lives, has a new film, in which Lionel Baier directs Lionel Baier playing the role of Lionel Baier — although it's not clear how much the on-screen character has in common with the real person. The movie Lionel is a Swiss radio commentator who gets a bug up his ass to explore his one-eighth Polish heritage, first by learning the language, then by proposing to marry an illegal Polish immigrant to keep her from being deported, and then by driving off with his sister on a spur-of-the-moment road trip to Poland. I walked out less than halfway through, and I'm not inclined to give the real Lionel Baier a third chance. Strongly not recommended.

Stealth (Comme des voleurs), dir. Lionel Baier, 2006 Switzerland, 112 min., in French and Polish with English subtitles

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1 comment:

  1. Well Mr FQR, I sat through the whole movie and thought it was pretty good. Not great, but worth watching.

    There were several points in the movie where most writers would have gone in a different direction, but I was able to guess how the final scene would end.

    At what point in the movie did you walk out?