I wasn't expecting big things from this film but I was still unimpressed. I like Ozon's films quite a bit and have seen almost all of them since his first few which roughly coincided with my move to New York in '97. This film was okay, I suppose but it just didn't seem to go anywhere. At only 80 minutes, it didn't really have enough time to go anywhere.
The film is about a young successful fashion photographer who finds out that he only has a short time to live due to terminal cancer. As usual with Ozon's films, this one looks great. And I liked a lot of aspects of the film especially the way the main character took pictures of everyone when he was seeing them for the last time. I also found it interesting that he didn't tell most of his friends and loved ones that he was dying. But the subplot of a waitress asking him to impregnate her was ludicrous and a huge detriment to the whole film. The flashbacks to the photographer's childhood didn't move me either and I feel like they should have.
Directed by François Ozon
2005, Year of U.S. Release: 2006
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