Thursday, March 31, 2011
Betty Blue, 37°2 le matin
Cult film alert!
Where do I begin, this film is fantastic on so many levels!
Betty Blue, or 37°2 le matin by Director Jean-Jacques Beineix stars Jean-Hugues Anglade (Subway, La Femme Nikita, Killing Zoe, La Reine Margot, The Sopranos) and Béatrice Dalle, who was discovered in this film.
Released in 1986, this film was nominated for best film, best actor, best actress, best director, best music, best editing, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress.
Béatrice Dalle is brilliant as Betty, completely unhinged (is she playing herself, I wonder?), who meets up with Zorg the handyman, scoops him up, and catapults him into her life of surrealistic madness. Jean-Hugues Anglade, Zorg, loves her faithfully to the end. Ah, and what an end!
A masterpiece of sensual madness.
Gros bisous d'un chef-d'œuvre et a demain.