Nuit noire / Black Night (2005) Olivier Smolders, Fabrice Rodriguez, Yves-Marie Gnahoua, Philippe Corbisier, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The nightmarish world of Oscar the entomologist, involving his various fears of, and relationships with, women, intertwined with his love for insects, especially the metamorphosing and predatory kind. In this dark dream-world which is constantly drowned in darkness of a solar eclipse punctuated by brief flashes of blinding sunlight, everything is spliced together and nothing makes sense.

There’s his sister from childhood memories who may or may not have been killed in a hunting accident, by a wolf, or in some other unknown fashion. There’s his mother who may have been black… was his sister black as well? A sick, black, pregnant woman appears in his bed to whom he may have made love, hunted by the spectre of his sister, and turning into a cocoon, then into a beautiful woman with a deadly insect-like weapon. A predatory schoolgirl seduces then bites him. Other elements include his work at a museum collecting insects, creepy twins, and a shrink that inspects his mind and dreams through a funnel and electric apparatus. Visually stunning and thoroughly atmospheric, a near-masterpiece of Lynchian cinema, but for some reason there is a slight element of unsatisfaction. Perhaps it’s because the movie refuses to divulge even a nugget of fact, obfuscating every detail until the every end. Nevertheless, it’s a must-see, visually rich, dream-like, psychological mystery.





French | DVDRip | MKV | 714×480 | AVC @ 1804 kb/s | 1.24 GB
Audio: AC-3 @ 192 kb/s | 2 channels | 01:28:56 minutes | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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