|Ewa Aulin and Jean-Louis Trintignant|
Directed by Tinto Brass (who’s career followed an entirely different direction from the 70s) Col cuore in gola (also I Am What I Am) is a surprisingly interesting film that not only tips a hat to Blow Up it tries to rob the clothes off it’s back: there’s even a quote from Antonioni from one of the main characters.
|Brass juxtaposes pop-art with his actors|
|Jean-Louis Trintignant and highly-collectible 14 Hour poster|
|The bad-scene of the crime...|
He follows her deeper into the club and finds a man bludgeoned to death… he turns around and she’s there, in shock. He takes her with him after purloining a gun and some money…he’s not a straightforward hero…
The plot is convoluted and there merely to provide a backdrop for the style… Daddy was being blackmailed by the murdered man and there are some photographs which are not to be found. Bernard drags Jane away from the scene and returns to try and find the incriminating images.
|Richmond Park...only the deer have changed...|
Bernard and Jane get closer in her flat…the only real flash of nudity from the celebrated soft pornographer Brass, which is a dream of 60s pop-imagery. I’ve always thought that the “sixties” never really stopped and this could be any student’s pad at any time since...
|Jane's groovy pad|
|David drives an E-type Jaguar!|
By now we’re convinced that the Wicked Step-mother’s lover is to blame but Bernard and Jane find him dead in his bath and incriminating necklace on the floor…but where is his murderous lover?
|Jean-Louis Trintignant, Vira Silenti & that very valuable poster...|
|The Great Hall, Alexandra Palace...|
Bernard tracks down Martha and the pieces begin to fall into place… the ending twisting in un-expected ways as dawn breaks over N22…
Dusty verdict: turn off your mind relax and float down stream… unchallenging, psychedelic-noir with engaging lead actors, swinging scenery and imagery. Available on DVD across the universe.
For more on the 14 Hour Technicolour Dream check out a Man Alive documentary on YouTube and Floyd-fan, Colin Turner's recollections of the event over here.
|Look what's playing at the Pavilion!|
|Trintignant's only percusive role?|