Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles

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

So I respect each and one of you guys, so I will come clean... 2hrs and 10 mins I started scrolling through time. I did stop on what it seem some must seen moments and of course the few last minutes, etc... in my defense, I didn't missed anything...

A 3hrs saga in the life of the title character as we follow her through her daily routine.

An experiment that clearly shows the value of an elipsis in a movie, still, it was a really nice experiment. Watching the ending, it does makes sense and this whole monotony eventually serves a very effective purpose.

Delphine Seyrig as the titular character is also very good. She's really nice on playing it very low-key, which makes her performance looks much natural and less, ahh, how do I call it, dramatic? Actsy? Plus it fits so well the whole narrative.

Unfortunately, like I mentioned on the opening, this film drags like hell! There was zero, and I mean, ZERO, reason why this should have sprawled three hours. It all made it look very pretentious. I am pretty sure our man Jim Jarmusch has been highly influenced by this movie, especially when it comes to the glaciar pacing, yet, believe it or not, even he knows how long is enough.

All in all, a really nice cinematic experience with some great concept and a nice intellectual pay off, that sadly overstay its welcome by almost an entire hour.

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