Pierrot Lunaire 2014
51min | Music | 24 May 2014 (USA)
A young girl that regularly dresses as a boy falls in love and seduces a young girl that has no clue that her lover has the same sex. When the girl introduces ‘her boyfriend’ to her father he becomes skeptical and unmasks the fraud. Even though, strangely, the feelings of the girl persist without shifting, the father does not allow them to ever see the other again. Furious and delusional the ‘boy’ develops an adventurous plan to prove his true ‘masculinity’ to the father of his lover.
Torture from start to finish…
Definitely, one for the experimental brigade rather than those arthouse duffers…for there is no ‘art’ to speak of…yes, it has been mentioned that there are respectful nods towards expressionism and other fandangled filmic frothiness…but, sitting through the enirety of this film is a chore imbued with both visual and audible pain.
The ‘music’ is akin to a caterwauling juggernaut screeching round a U-bend…at full throttle.
Needless to say…we utterly hated this and [we think] you will too!
Director: Bruce La Bruce
Writers: Albert Giraud (poems), Otto Erich Hartleben (translation)
Stars: Susanne Sachße, Paulina Bachmann, Luizo Vega
Country: Germany | Canada
Language: German | English
Release Date: 24 May 2014 (USA) See more »
Also Known As: Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire
Filming Locations: Eden Studios, Pankow, Berlin, Germany