The one catch was that the rip was unsubtitled, which presented me with the dilemma of whether I should proceed with watching . . . What strikes me most is how insular the film feels – it’s all filmed on sets, largely interiors, with exteriors taking place in night streets and alleys taking place at night. Knowing that this was a production under German-controlled Vichy adds to this feeling of confinement. The stage-bound artifice also adds a dollhouse fairy-tale like quality.
Kevin B. Lee
January 29, 2010