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What a carapace!
written by talltale November 26, 2007 - 6:07 AM PST
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
The unusual Belgian film BLACK NIGHT is less a standard horror flick than an arty (and generally artful) exploration of memory, identity, guilt, miscegenation and (given its Belgium provenance) the effects of colonization. The setting appears to be a kind of alternate universe in which daylight comes only now and then--and for mere seconds, at that. Director Olivier Smolders, who looks strikingly like his smoldering leading man Fabrice Rodriguez (though not as attractive: life vs the movies), tells us of the origins of his film in an interesting Special Features interview. I would most recommend the movie to foreign film buffs who possess the patience for slow pacing and an appreciation for fine cinematography, art direction and especially concept & design. An interest in insects should help, too, as will an appetite for blood and violence, used sparingly and wittily.


(Average 4.86)
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