The Protagonists. Luca Guadagnino. 1999.
Absolutely fascinating. The levels of meta on display here are mind-boggling. And the different versions of the murder (the shouty American TV carjacking vs the European art movie killing) were… er… I mean. This is a film for film nerds, but it’s a playful, interesting and affecting one. It’s slightly let down by the last third, which has the “re-enactment” by the Italian film crew, which is (I guess) purposefully awful and quite funny. But purposefully awful can still be kinda… not as good as it should be.
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