The strange color of your body's tears

The strange color of your body's tears

DVD - 2014 | French
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Dan returns home to find his wife is missing. With no signs of struggle or break-in and with no help from the police, Dan's search for answers leads him down a psychosexual rabbit hole.


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Oct 31, 2016

An ornate Brussels apartment building becomes a psychosexual house of mirrors in Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s deconstructed giallo. A kaleidoscopic and maddeningly repetitive goose chase composed of staccato edits and jarring sound effects filmed in either flat B&W or stained glass shades of red, green, and blue. With art nouveau murals of nude women adorning the walls and hidden passageways echoing with screams and orgasmic sighs, the camera assaults us with one-second flashes of nipples and eyeballs, slashed throats and pierced skulls, gaping mouths and split-screen faces while drops of blood congeal and an unnaturally shiny knife literally rings with metallic menace. Sidestepping a solid plot, Cattet and Forzani instead give us the impression of a thriller with gory dispatches and hallucinatory sequences to suggest mental states, both of which provide a trail of anemic clues. But it all seems like more of an unhinged pastiche of Mario Bava and Dario Argento than anything original. Their previous foray into slasher psychedelia, the infinitely superior "Amer", used its exaggerated giallo tropes to embellish an actual story with psychological overlays—in "Tears" they not only put form before substance, they completely replace it leaving us with a big blob of garish frosting but no cake.

Oct 09, 2016

A headache to watch I didn't finish the movie. I see that the movie took a lot of work to produce but it's not worth the time to watch.

May 22, 2015

Ugh! What a tremendous waste of waiting at the doctor's office for 2 hours, and then being told he went golfing. Again, UGH!!!


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