Le monde onirique de Fred vibre au rythme moderne dans le dédale des galeries parallèles du métro parisien des années 80. Dans un futur proche le ciel est invisible, on est plus du tout certain de voir encore le soleil. L'argent liquide existe encore. Le centre de caméra surveillance est en vitrine au cœur de ce monde parallèle où le génie musicale tricote les petites loupures pour faire une œuvre de grande facture.
Besson's second film was a box office and critical hit in France but was basically a cult item in North America. A shame as it reps the genesis of Besson's visual style, themes and eccentricities. One would be hard pressed to spell out the meaning or intent here but the film is chock full of quite wonderful individual scenes especially the first rehearsal of 'the band' or Adjani's put down of a dinner party.
I don't know how some people can mention Luc Besson in the same sentence as Leos Carax, but they should be put on trial as heretics. Like every movie is the director's filmography, every secondary characters is crushed into idiotic caricatures by Besson's plastic, outdated, big-budget music-video misanthropy. Here lies the beginning of French cinema's greatest evil; trying desperately to be Hollywood.
This movie again reveals the impressive ability of character building by Besson. It's amazing how he can tell us a little bit of every character in the movie, and how excentric they are. Althoug the history gets a little confused sometimes, Besson gives a lesson on how to start an how to end a movie. It's worthy to mention that the music has an essential role, which resembles the Beethoven scene from Leon.
Stylish and chaotic. The film focuses on an eccentric young man’s infatuation with a woman as well as the people and situations he stumbles across while hiding out in the Paris subway system. There isn’t much of a structured story and don’t look too hard for a resolution, but watching the off-beat characters interact with each other partly made up for those elements.
É muito chato! A direção é pouco inspirada (apesar de ter sido celebrada como "esperta"), o roteiro é horroroso, o ritmo é insosso, e a celebrada trilha musical de Eric Serra compensa-se pelas canções, mas envelheceu mal. O elenco chama a atenção pelo charme, mas os personagens são vazios, e o desfecho tenta emular ACOSSADO, mas sem paixão, visto que é tudo conduzido de maneira imediatista e impessoal... - WPC>