Like the previous Guitry movie, this is very odd. But while Le roman d’un tricheur was exhilarating, this is more like… eh? eh?
I mean, it’s amusing, but it’s…
It’s a lot.
And the movie feels like it thinks that it’s a whole lot funnier than it is, so you sit there going “eh heh” while being slightly embarrassed at the whole thing.
This is an admirable movie — very witty, very inventive, well made. But I was bored silly during, like, three quarters of it? It’s probably just me, but:
The Pearls of the Crown. Sacha Guitry. 1937.
This blog post is part of the Eclipse series.