RARA-AVIS: a Danish Film that plays with noir elements--Just Another Love Story

From: zbleck (zoebleck@gmail.com)
Date: 11 Jul 2009

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    I don't consider it Noir, first of all due to the title--maybe a little too hopeful?

    But it has a really entertaining number of noir elements--amnesia, an assumed identity, a return from the dead, an heiress in distress, the house by the stormy sea, the suitcase that holds secrets, flashbacks--it even has some gothic elements--a strange character in a wheelchair with a bandaged head.

    The protagonist is caught up in events, just as so often happens in traditional noir, but i found the end not Noir--don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it.

    The cinematography is great--lots of scenes are filtered in green or blue--really adds to the noir mood--very effective.


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