August 20, 2012

The Snows Of Kilimanjaro (2011)

Directed by: Robert Gu├ędiguian
Country: France

Plot: A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.
Review: There are no doubts about the good intentions of this film. Humanism is evident and every single actor worked hard to show exactly that (specially Ariane Ascaride). However, the beauty of the story didn’t spare us from a sensation of discontentment due to various reasons. The film drags too much in familiar barbecues’ and tepid conversations, never reaching our true feelings. Furthermore, the musical score didn’t fit well, becoming often annoying. I wonder, if Aki Kaurismaki had directed this plot, perhaps he would turn it in something more effective. 
Relevant awards: Best film (Valladolid).

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