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Cannes Review: Bruno Dumont's 'Hors Satan' Is Devilishly Dull

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 16, 2011 6:25 AM
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Two-time Cannes Jury Prize winner Bruno Dumont ("Flanders," "L'humanité") returned to Cannes today with his latest head scratcher, "Hors Satan." If Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" was a bold exploration into human nature and the search in the universe for God, "Hors Satan" is the dumb, clumsy cousin to that film. Of course, interpretation is everything, but reading between the long static shots, minimal dialogue and brief bursts of "action," Dumont seems to posit that sometimes evil/violence is a necessary corrective in a world where good and evil unfold at will, without anyone holding the scales that keep them balanced.

Watch: Clips From Bruno Dumont's 'Hors Satan' & Peter Chan's Cannes Midnight Movie 'Wu Xia'

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 11, 2011 2:02 AM
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More peeks at Cannes Film Festival entries as the glorious cinephile wet dream-come-true nears its latest iteration.

18 Foreign Films We're Looking Forward To In 2011

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • January 10, 2011 5:49 AM
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Alright, we've already done three Most Anticipated pieces, two Escapist and Popcorn fare pieces and here's more. Yes, it doesn't end, here's more for perhaps what you might call the more discerning reader.

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