“I should have told you — it’s you I want.”
When his sister is raped and murdered, a stevedore (Gerard Depardieu) vows to find her killer; meanwhile, he falls for a wealthy young woman (Nastassja Kinski) and dumps his girlfriend (Victoria Abril).
Genres, Themes, Actors, and Directors:
- French Films
- Gerard Depardieu Films
- Nastassja Kinski Films
Response to Peary’s Review:
As Peary notes, this follow-up to Jean-Jacques Beineix’s cult film Diva (1981) is “delirious, pretentious, and obscure”, but nonetheless contains “many powerful scenes” and some undeniably “erotic visuals”. Beineix purportedly based Depardieu’s character on photos of Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) — a noble intention, but one which ultimately doesn’t pan out; while Depardieu has his own kind of sexy animal magnetism, he never comes close to channeling the unique spirit of Brando’s Kowalski.
- Nastassja Kinski as Loretta
- Depardieu — on a bet — breaking a solid block of ice in half by gnawing his way through it
No. While the film was subject to much critical debate when it came out, it no longer warrants such attention.