Narrow minded characters and a narrow minded society.
Can people live together without trust？
“Filthy, but beautiful”
Compared to his Happy Hour, this one seems to rely more on dramatic situations (like the moment when Asako elopes with Baku, and the moment when she decides to move back to Ryohei), instead of actors’ performances to make his point. It’s difficult to imagine that one can use pithy sentences to sum up the “point” of Happy Hour; however, it seems to be the case for Asako 1&2. That being…
Tati's poignant observation on modern life. The "Golden Silence door" gag probably sums up perfectly what Tati thinks of modern life: yeah, it can offer some thing good or even perfect, but it also lacks other social function, for example, slamming a door to indicate that you are furious.
And I am wondering that if Tati is playing with other film. A scene like Hulout tries to orient a tourist, he point to the wall where they put their map…
some random notes:
1. It is amazing how mesmerizing and suspense and sometimes even funny this movie is. Ms. Akerman and her DP Babette Mangolte really knew how to place camera, and knew how to use it to convey the emotion of the character at particular moment.
2. Although it is "minimalist"- reduced dialogue and composition and shots to a minimum level, it is never plotless, instead, as many people has already pointed out that this film actually has a…