The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

Film, Horror
2 out of 5 stars
The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

French filmmaking duo Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s début feature ‘Amer’ blended the baroque eroticism of the Italian director Dario Argento’s giallo thrillers with a rigorous formal experimentation. Their more challenging and frustrating second feature, with its blink-of-an-eye juxtapositions and jarring sound design, is more of a psychedelic endurance test.

In an art nouveau apartment block in Brussels, a morose businessman (Klaus Tange) searches for his missing wife. The dimly lit corridors are labyrinthine, the walls permeable, the tenants inscrutable: a croaky-voiced, garret-dwelling woman, her face always in shadow, speaks cryptically about her own missing husband; a seductive femme fatale prowls the hallways.

If you make it as far as the obvious, disappointing denouement, you might be left asking yourself if the filmmakers’ abstract style is better suited to short films such as ‘O Is Orgasm’, their floaty contribution to the horror anthology ‘The ABCs of Death’.

By: Nigel Floyd



Release details

Release date:
Friday April 11 2014
99 mins

Cast and crew

Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet
Bruno Forzani, Hélène Cattet
Klaus Tange
Jean-Michel Vovk
Sylvia Camarda
Ursula Bedena
Birgit Yew
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