Have you ever wanted to kill someone? Sometimes, I do. Just kidding! I went to the cinema last week-end in Bercy Village, Paris 12, to watch Wild Tales and as you may have noticed, there is no lack of murderous desires in this incredible movie. Here is my review!
Wild Tales is both a thriller and a dramatic comedy realized by the Argentinian Damián Szifrón, with Ricardo Darin, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Darío Grandinetti, Erica Rivas and Nancy Dupláa. Released since January 14th, this unusual movie is composed of 6 sketches and dissects the mechanisms of revenge which are pushed to the absurd. We are witnessing a genuine transformation of civilized characters into barbarian monsters! Why did they turn like this? The reasons are manifold: accident, adultery, tragedy, administration, snobbery, madness… The conflict is very vicious, there is no limit and this is what makes the beauty of this dark comedy.
The movie lasts 2 hours and I lost track of time, it was so captivating!
The first sketch made me think about the Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None, where a settling of account is carefully orchestrated. You know the saying “Revenge is a dish best served cold”, everything is said in here!
The second sketch made me laugh despite the darkness of the situation. Sometimes, we think that some people cannot be saved because they are so evil that they condemn their own. We may have principles, there the crime was justified.
I least liked the third sketch because I found it too trashy. Some scenes are truly shocking and disgusting. The end of the story is totally disproportionate to the beginning: we see how the bestial side of men takes over their reason.
The fourth sketch was quite funny because it tells how an ordinary individual can turns into a criminal because of system corruption. Here again, the trigger element was ridiculous. You will see by yourselves.
Corruption is a part of the fifth sketch too. Everyone wants to defend his own interests, even if it means sacrificing innocent people. Money money money…
The sixth and final sketch is one of my favourite because the ending is unexpected and it goes through all the possible emotional states, the outbreak is jubilant. Congratulations, it’s brilliant!
Conclusion: Argentinian people are really warm-blooded! This movie has been presented at the Cannes Film Festival 2014. If you haven’t watched it yet, go for it! You won’t be disappointed, I promise.
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