La Trilogie


A masterclass in genre hopping and jigsaw-puzzle plotting, Lucas Belvaux's triumphant triptych starts hard and spare with thriller On The Run (One), reveals a sense of humour in marriage farce An Amazing Couple (Two) and goes for the emotional kill with melodrama After Life (Three), a gut-pummelling tale of a dogged cop (Gilbert Melki) and his junkie wife (Dominique Blanc). Developing across La Trilogie from not-so-intriguing support players to three-dimensional centre-stagers, it's this latter duo who best illustrate Belvaux's skill at juggling shifts in viewer sympathy as well as cine-style. True, there are flaws in the brushwork - - One's slow to engage, while Two's contrivances eventually irk - - but the grand design dazzles.

Film Details

  • 15
  • UK Theatrical Release Date: July 1st 2004

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