Simon Killer
A strange little film from US director Antonio Campos that sees Simon, and American uni grad head off to Paris after a messy break-up with his girlfriend. While there he struggles to make any meaningful relationships, and after befriending a prostitute, events spiral into increasingly grim territory. Honestly, the film didn’t make much of an impression on me and seemed to be trying too hard to squeeze something profound or more meaningful out of its fairly impenetrable and vacuous veneer. That said, the Masters of Cinema disc includes some interesting – some baffling – bonus material that attempts to shed more light on the director’s intentions. As a result, I’m still keen to re-watch the film at some point to see if it makes a stronger impression.

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