Rage

Sally Potter is in experimental mood for this awkward series of monologues which together add up to a damp murder mystery and a fond, if wildly off-target, parody of the fashion world. The form is interesting, at least on paper: an unseen, unheard youngster, Michelangelo, films a series of video interviews for his blog backstage at a show by fictional New York fashion darling Merlin (Simon Abkarian) but inadvertently turns witness and confessional foil when someone starts offing the models (a humanitarian mission, maybe?). The faces come think and fast: Jude Law as a trannie, Judi Dench as a sour critic, Steve Buscemi as a cop, Lily Cole as a model. But the flaws are endless. The idea that people are dying and these twits continue to talk is nonsense, especially when their interviews are appearing on the net. Most infuriatingly, for a formal experiment, it refuses to stick to any rules, making it a floppy, spineless affair. Even the lurid backdrop colours attack the nerves.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday September 25 2009
Duration: 98 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Sally Potter
Screenwriter: Sally Potter
Cast: Simon Abkarian
Lily Cole
Judi Dench
Steve Buscemi
Eddie Izzard
Jude Law
Riz Ahmed

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Bobby

Bad, 'broad strokes' review - one that gives un undefined, misunderstood view of the film. Watch this film and disregard what's written above - the film has a lot more interesting things to say - both in style and content - if you actually watch it with your eyes (and mind) open.