my initial thoughts on the man who sleeps up until about the hour mark were that this entire film is an exhausting and dragged-out metaphor for isolation and that it fell into one of my least favourite french new-wave film tropes of unnecessary philosophical monologues that says a whole lot of nothing.
"they muddy the water, to make it seem deep."
a quote that felt fitting for my first impression. i thought that i was brighter than what was…
andrzej zulawski #5
diabel (the devil).
zulawski's second feature film is slow, riddled with religious symbolism and a main character dealing with the devil and an oedipal struggle, it is simply brilliant. diabel is set during the Prussian invasion of Poland of 1973. this is the second and final role Leszek Teleszyński would lead in a zulawski film.