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"Border" - a little girl eaten by cannibals

February 8 2008

Physiologic Swiss-French horror about us liberal bullies who, fleeing from the police, fall into an abandoned village where the family runs the Nazis, cannibals.

The French know how to shoot not only films about Asterix and Obelix, but quite a decent horror. Worthy in terms of blood and nervous heart beat. Despite the fact that the "borders" - is clearly derivative of the current changes taking place in French cinema, it's safe to say that it is very unusual and very interesting example of the genre of horror film.

First, we are witnessing a struggle for their political heroes beliefs, then - for his own life. All this happens with an excess of blood, and disgust: the lovable macho man cut off his fingers, Swiss, and another youngster with forceps cut off the feet so as not walking. Sometimes the madness will go into folly, perhaps, this is the director's idea, and so manner Female Xavier periodically tries to defuse the electrified atmosphere of the film.

Worst of all have a girl who is depicted on the poster. By the way here, I initially thought that the poster depicted one of those creepy Hannibal, but it turned out that this is the main character. She will have to go through the corpses and gannibalisticheskogo circles of hell: swim in the mud with pigs, cut off their luxurious tresses, watch her friends eat, shoot the fans 'living' kitchen ... And all this in order to get to these pathetic plakatiki that sag in the walls of the theater less than a month.

It is noteworthy that in addition to the unfortunate girl who lit up on posters and Luc Besson. Though not in the graphic image of himself, but only the name. There and it is written: "Luc Besson is, let alone what and the French director who is, apparently, it is clear to him alone. Well, if he did know that his name appears on the Russian posters, because the French and American about it a word.

As I have said above, in Luc Besson's "Border" No, but there is a director of Female Xavier. He supplied his French debut work with so many useless, but at the same time, the known details that even the most unsophisticated viewer will not be able to overlook the similarities, "boundaries" with "Hostel", "descent" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre. True, if the last two films, as in most horror films, the emphasis is on events and entertainment, in his painting Xavier focused more on the characters.

Actors scream when the situation requires it and generally give the necessary time emotions. But the shootings, weather and other scenes in the movie too much: the same story line of the political collapse of France is at best unnecessary, at worst - pretentious. 15 minutes running around with guns, too, can be cut without any damage to the film. On the other hand, if all pourezat-povykidyvat will no longer Female Xavier.

Takes place in "frontier" and the apparent political engagement director who openly hinted at the political and racial conflicts that have captured the modernimg hspace = "3" src = "" align = "right" vspace = "3" border = "1" /> France. Female Open offers a look at the current world political situation and in fact it equates to cruelty to Nazi atrocities. He sees this as a kind of Nazi past. The political aspect is obvious and justified.

The main problem of the "border" that it is too crammed with ideas, themes, characters and mysteries. However, the works of Xavier's wife is still worth watching - "The Hitman" and "Border" in the future promise fruitful development of the talents of French debutant.

Anna Pavlova


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