Sunday, February 17, 2013
UNDER THE SUN OF SATAN (1987)
As dull as that sounds, for whatever reason, I actually liked this movie. It's beautifully photographed and Depardieu's performance is quite demanding since the majority of his lines are just him standing there talking to no one, but he does an extremely believable job portraying a highly conflicted individual struggling constantly (with every thought and deed) with his relationship with God.
As a man of zero faith I have no belief in God, Satan, Zeus, Nanabozho, the Flying Spaghetti Monster or any other deity, so I'm probably not the best person to review this film, but despite my lack of faith I was still moved by Gerard's tortured performance and that of Sandrine Bonnaire as the troubled girl. Recommended.