Ophelia (1963) Claude Chabrol

Ophelia (1963) aka Ophélia
Genre: Drama
Country: France | Director: Claude Chabrol
Language: French | Subtitles: English & French
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Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.66:1 | Length: 99mn
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It is the grim story of a young man who gets Shakespearean-style revenge against the uncle who married the young fellow's mother. 

It looks like a parody, with elements of camp, broad farce, comedy, poetry, philosophy and paranoia.....The atmospheric, beautiful, dense, spare cinematography with empty landscapes, misty fields and woods and claustrophobic interiors is by Chabrol's long-time collaborator, Jean Rabier. We....think we know what's going to happen, once Chabrol has drowned us in Hamlet references from the title onwards, dead father ( - "Père!), mother remarrying husband's brother, obsessed son, mousetraps, anagrams of Elsinore, Olivier at the village cinema, Polonius, play-within-a-play, gravediggers and so on. It is all very seductive. Funeral to wedding to angst to plotting to death. But he totally fools us. The film is neither a parody nor a re-enactment, nor any kind of re-hash. The entire film is a Hitchcockian McGuffin, through which Chabrol both laughs at the pretensions of the audience and at the same time, demonstrates his own (and the New Wave's) relationship to content, style and audience via the central device of Yvan's [ie "Hamlet's"] film.
 Ophelia (1963) 

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