27 June 2018 | besherat
Much better than original one " Nathalie"
Wow, what to say for another maestral hit by Atom Egoyan. I can definitely declare myself to be his greatest fan. What kind of topic, what kind of processing, what kind of acting, camera, everything is brought to perfection.
This is a psychologically-erotic thriller, which really keep our attention from the beggining to the end. Julianna Moore played the great role of a middle -aged woman who is fighting with her thoughts and feelings. Scam, deception, finding of lost sexuality, I think those are very interesting motives which would initiate everyone to watch this movie.
Immediately after watching this movie, I watched the original Nathalie (2003). None of one thing what I found in "Chloei" I can't find in original one. I couldn't feel any connection between the characters. I think the film is conceived that it runs in a single rhythm, and resulting of drama should be achieved by some tense atmosphere. They weren't convincing me in their feelings and emotions, nor transfered anything to me . I could only feel a straight and cold atmosphere among the actors. No connection between the parents and their son, the actor who played that role was acting like he fell from Mars, he was completely redundant , his role is much better organised in "Cloei," where the role of a son is very important and becomes a strong link between the other caracters.
As I may say generally, it was interesting to look at two completely different approaches in the processing of the same topic. Another important difference that I could point out is, that French version is so raw, not to say vulgar in Nathalie's monologues, while the Atom's version is highly sophisticated with an abundance of high-quality erotic scenes.
At the end,I want to say that these two films are completely different to me by it's genre. While "Nathalie" can be placed like drama, "Chloe" has all the features of the erotic thriller.