(2000) is a French Canadian film suggested by a reader.
I finally located it in Canada, and
one huge plus is lots of nudity, including full frontal from Marie-Josée
Croze. It is in French with English sub-titles. It is a very strange,
artsy film. The story is narrated by a fish that is being butchered,
and is about a young woman (Croze) who starts off by having a really
bad day. She has an abortion, her brother ousts her from the three
boutiques she runs, and she hits a fish carver with her car. The
carver goes, not to the hospital, but to his apartment, where he
slowly dies of his injuries.
|Distraught over what she
has done, Croze drives her car into the river, but survives. She ends
up living happily ever after with the son of the man she killed. There
is a lot of unusual photography, and some very strange plot elements.
At one point, the owner of a fish market tells the future by reading
|see the main
||It won several international awards.
It is possible I would have taken more from the film if my French was
better, but I found myself wondering what it was about more than once.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it a classic-level 7.5, Apollo users an equally
- with their dollars ... It
saw a very limited US release, with
a gross of $254,380.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a C.
the Movie House home page