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Un tranquillo posto di campagna

Elio Petri Italy, 1968

Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film A Quiet Place in the Country

An arthouse ghost story with some of the most pathological uses of style that I have ever seen. With frantic camerawork and loud audio at times, then quiet and subtle atmosphere other times, getting you into the headspace of Nero's artist mood swings, and challenging notions of narrative and perception in cinema, like Antonioni. Too fragmented for enjoyment and too abstract for easy analysis, but intriguing.