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The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears

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A colour palette made of giallo and nightmares

There's good news and bad for fans of Amer (2009), Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s hallucinatory art-horror debut.

The good: this super-strength second helping features even more bodily tears and even stranger colours. The bad: it’s even more indulgent.

The plot sees Klaus Tange’s Dan searching for his wife in a Brussels apartment building beset by stabby, psychosexual intrigue. Though gorgeously shot and soundtracked, the fetishisation of sensation over sense gets frustrating, fast.

The result is a love letter to the giallo genre spelled out in cut-up ransom-note writing – striking, but impossible to read.

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