Ignore the Time Out review of this sincere and amazing film. Great John Cale soundtrack too. Why do some reviewers think that anything serious is pretentious? This film answers this question, contrasting the soulless outer world with the inner pain and loneliness of the characters.
Le Vent de la Nuit
Time Out saysUnconscionable pretentious tosh about three upper middleclass French intellectuals, all either talking about or actually working on suicide bids. Deneuve has the least screen time as Beauvois' older, married lover, and has a couple of very intense scenes, but much of the rest consists of non-conversations between the unappealing young man and '60s radical Duval, mostly as they traverse the autoroutes of Europe. Before long, most of the audience will also have considered ending it all.