A Pure Formality

Film
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)

Time Out says

Essentially a stagey two-hander in which, in a strangely sinister, seemingly timeless police station, inspector Polanski interrogates the partly amnesiac Depardieu, who claims he's a famous author but who may in fact be responsible for a murder committed near the novelist's home. Emphatically metaphorical and full of thumpingly obvious symbolism, Tornatore's film depends heavily on the two leads for effect - Polanski's sly, shrewd performance outshines Depardieu's broader turn - but even they can't distract from the ludicrous contrivance of the film's threadbare central conceit.

Details

Release details

Duration:
108 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Giuseppe Tornatore
Screenwriter:
Giuseppe Tornatore
Cast:
Gérard Depardieu
Roman Polanski
Sergio Rubini
Nicola di Pinto

Users say (2)

5 out of 5 stars