Simply put: one of the best films of the oughts. Art. Truthful. (‘Lies that tell the truth.’) A few scenes veritably (late-)Dostoevskian in their cruel irony, degradation, and pathos. A keen eye for the tragedy of bathos. One returns to it repeatedly and discovers new truths.


Redemptive? Not sure. Is life redemptive?




* ‘Lies that tell the truth.’ It was not Pablo Picasso who first made this remark, but his acquaintance Jean Cocteau. Picasso seems to have appropriated it. Who knows whether Cocteau thought of it independently. It’s unlikely that he is the first to utter it in human history.


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