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WAR OF THE POSES; bacon on films FLANDERS DRAMA Cert: 18 *.

Byline: bacon

THE very worst films are those pretentious ones with no story beyond: "Here are some people. Watch how well I film them, while they do very little."

It's like writing a 200- page book, leaving two thirds of the pages blank, and writing random sentences on the rest. And like that book, this film will appeal only to Guardian readers who will argue about it at dinner parties.

Rural Frenchies Barbe (Adelaide Leroux) and Demester (Samuel Boidin) are monosyllabic lovers, split when he is called up for military service. He goes off to fight in the Middle East and becomes horrible, and she goes off the rails, sleeping around and ending up in a mental hospital. I expect its big message is supposed to be: "War is horrible" - well, duhh. we don't need some boring, long-winded pretentious film to tell us that. Fans of nudity will find a few things to keep their interest, though. Perverts.

***** SIZZLING: Don't miss ****SMOKING: Scintillating stuff *** TASTY: Worth a bit ** HALF-BAKED: Below par *PIG AWAFUL

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Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:Jul 1, 2007
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