Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky / Fiction / English
Kiss kiss no more…
Dario Argento was born in Rome in 1940. He began his career as a movie critic for a daily newspaper. A professional screenwriter by the age of 20, he joined Bernardo Bertolucci to write the screenplay for epic western Once Upon A Time In The West in 1967. He made his directing debut in 1970 with The Bird With The Crystal Plumage. He has directed 15 feature films in total, and three documentaries have been made about Argento and his films.
#1/ Friday 26 June, 2009 / 10:40 GMTAwful
#2/ Friday 26 June, 2009 / 14:05 GMTThis was hilarious.
The first fifteen minutes of this film looked promising, but as soon as Adrien Brody appeared it became apparent that the dialogue was going to be nothing more than a series of the worst movie cliches strung together for an hour and a half. It was so bad, the entire cinema was in stitches at a couple of points. Worth watching though, just for the priceless moment when the backstory of Adrien Brody's character is told in flashback... "I explained everything". Beautiful.
And since when did BoSelecta become a serial killer?
#3/ Friday 26 June, 2009 / 14:08 GMTDid Adrian Brodie bother reading the script beforehand? The terrible dialogue kept the audience entertained at least.
#4/ Friday 26 June, 2009 / 15:19 GMTIf the rumours are be to believed, Brody (who was also one of the film's executive producers) re-wrote most of his own dialogue and weighed in on other "creative" decisions. I thought he was by far the weakest link in what was otherwise an unremarkable but watchable enough thriller. As a long-term Argentophile, this didn't even come close to the dizzy heights of his best work, but at least I was entertained.
#5/ Friday 26 June, 2009 / 19:17 GMTI saw Giallo last night. It was, well, just terrible. The plot was so thin as to be invisible, the villian (a sort of mutant Rocky - played it seems by Adrien Brody in latex) was laughable and the whole thing was unintentionally hilarious. Argento has apparently disowned it so it's possibly not his fault it's as bad as it is. Still my mate that I saw it with is possibly his biggest fan and he was abosulutely raging at it. I was very disappointed in it and I didn't really have any expectations not being a big Argento fan (I'd previously only seen Suspiria and Mother of Tears thought the former was great and the latter daft but fun). I'm thinking that straight to DVD is about the best that can be hoped for this.
#6/ Saturday 27 June, 2009 / 21:39 GMTI'm still raging at how utterly terrible this film was. Incredibly un-Argento AND un-Giallo and most definitely un-interesting. Dull dull dull. Wake up Dario..........
#7/ Monday 29 June, 2009 / 00:12 GMTLaugh-out-loud! How on earth did this make the Best of the Fest?
#8/ Monday 29 June, 2009 / 21:00 GMTIf this was a spoof, and to be honest with a reputable director and cast putting out a poorly shot and badly acted movie how can it not be, it was a work of utter genius. If Tarintino had done this everyone would be saying how amazing it was, and quite frankly it was still far superior to Death Proof. I saw this as part of best of the fest and it was the only film I was at that day to get a round of applause at the end. Was there a Q&A session for this after one of the screenings? That would have been worth seeing.
#9 / Saturday 12 September, 2009 / 14:19 GMTAbsolutely terrible, fairly indicative of anything Lisa lambert is involved with! Utterly utterly awful!
2014 Festival Diary:
Click on a day to highlight movies on that day.
Share this page
Share this Film Festival page with your friends and family.
Find Films By Strand
EIFF is split into Strands. Use them to help find your films.