Gymnopedie has written 2 reviews for films rated ★★★★★ .

  • The Fire Within

    The Fire Within


    Alain (superbly played by Maurice Ronet) is a recovering alcoholic at a rehabilitation clinic in Versailles who also suffers from depression. The film begins with Alain and Lydia in bed together, the friend of his estranged wife, Alain believes she is the only person that can save him from his demise. She begs him to come to America with her but he adamantly refuses while adding that "I'm not eager to face life again" while maintaining that life as a…

  • Leaving Las Vegas

    Leaving Las Vegas


    ...A romantic way to go...if there was such a way. But Ben never used to be like that. At the start of this neon soaked masterpiece we see Ben ridding himself of the last remnants of family life and leaving it all behind for the drink. We see a photo of himself, his wife and his son before the drink had a grip on him. You could say that Ben had it all but he was always chasing something more…