Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles ★★★★½

Death by suffocation, though not realizing what’s happening until it’s too late. How quiet and private our breakdowns can be, a soul on the verge of shattering while she sits and quietly has a coffee alone in a café or goes about doing the day’s shopping. How slavishly devoted we can be to maintaining the very things that are slowly killing us. Don’t think too long about what’s going wrong or what doesn't feel right, get up now and keep busy, how about dusting, just do something, anything. “You missed a button.”

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