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Le vent de la nuit

Philippe Garrel France, 1999

Alvin Case's rating of the film The Wind of the Night

Philippe Garrel is the castor oil of french cinema. Not pleasant going down, but brilliant it what it achieves most of the time. Here, you have two mega-pros laying it down for the camera. Sure, it rankles at time (Garrel's films often do), but it does so without prentending to be anything more than a series of observed interactions within the frame of a motion picture.