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2 June 2008: Crossed Paths Thrill in ‘Roman’

Posted by Christina on March 20, 2009

roman_de_gareThis really was a very excellent film. For me, it was fun because it was in French but other than that, it was a thrilling, suspenseful and mysterious film that kept me guessing until the very end.

New University Newspaper: Crossed Paths Thrill in ‘Roman’

Crossed Paths Thrill in ‘Roman’
by Christina Nersesian
Volume 41, Issue 31 | Jun 02 2008

With immense talent to share with a world of film patrons across the globe, French film director, writer, cinematographer and producer Claude Lelouch has been steadily creating masterful works since the early 1960s. Spearheading the success of his future projects was the extremely well-received “Un Homme Et Une Femme” for which Lelouch took home several major awards, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Original Screenplay.

Lelouch remains relentless and returns with another originally- crafted work with “Roman de Gare.” From beginning to end, the audience is left guessing as the turbulent life of each character unfolds throughout the expository demeanor of the film. Lelouch makes the film an amalgam of varying forms of art and places them together seamlessly.

“Roman de Gare” explores layers of reflexivity as stories and scenarios surrounding the main protagonist, Pierre Laclos (Dominique Pinon) turn out to be the subject of an explosive novel by a revered author. Whether he is a ghostwriter, a pedophilic murderer or a husband abandoning a stabilized life of security, Laclos is obviously the key that ties everyone together. Just how and by what means is uncertain and having that question answered is what leaves the audience gaping in suspense until the very end.

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