3 January 2012 | grahamclarke
Disappointing to say the least
I would have to agree with the reviewer who judged "Plen Sud" as regressive as far as the work of director Sebastian Lifshitz goes. "The Wild Side" was a fine film and "Presque Rien" simply outstanding.
"Plein Sud" has the feeling of a director out of control and worse a director devoid of vision. The film ambles, has unnecessary musical interludes and is imbued with an off putting vagueness of intention.
Where the film fails most is the lack of chemistry between the players especially between the Yannick Renier and Theo Frilet characters. Liftshitz's previous films abounded with a sense of genuine feeling between the characters. Remove that from a film and not much remains.
There are shots on the beach which are replicas from "Presque Rien" - and in my book that is not a good sign.
There are films which exude a sense of everything going right - sadly, "Plein Sud" is the flip side.