This has some of the fascinating visuals from Duvivier’s earlier movies, but it’s pretty… pedestrian. That is, there’s a bunch of scenes inbetween the special ones that seem totally haphazard.
I don’t even know what this movie is about? I kinda zoned out there for half an hour.
This movie just lacks nerve. The performances are fine, and it mostly looks OK, but there’s just no reason to care about what’s happening on the screen?
I zoned out again, and I have absolutely no idea what’s going on now.
This is just insanely boring.
I think I have to abandon this. It’s just … horribly uninteresting.
Un carnet de bal. Julien Duvivier. 1937.
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