Maurice Pialat – Loulou (1980)

Synopsis:
Maurice Pialat’s portrait of contemporary France mocks prosperity as a substitute for social and sexual revolution. Nelly abandons her bourgeois friends and a steady relationship for the unemployed layabout Loulou, whose charms include focusing his energy into sex.

Review:
‘Loulou’ is a challenging, absorbing example of the awkward beauty of the late Maurice Pialat. Superficially, it’s a keenly observed, naturalist, semi-improvised, hand-shot ‘slice-of-life’, set in the post-Women’s Lib Paris of the late 1970s, depicting class- and culture-clashing passion. A young accountant (a still-flushed-cheeked Isabelle Huppert, in one of her most sensual and mysteriously protean performances) leaves her incredulous, angered bourgeois husband for the bed of an earthy, unemployed petty ex-con (a superbly uningratiating and still equine and cocksure Gérard Depardieu). As such, it seems a little dated, but on a deeper level, it’s fully part of the influential Pialat’s audacious, experimental attempt to intersect the too-often parallel lines of inquiry of realist and ‘spiritual’ cinema – imagine an unholy marriage of, say, Cassavetes and Bresson. Thus ‘Loulou’s’ non-judgemental insights into such universal concerns/mysteries as happiness or attachment or love for others or ourselves (in a given social context) may seem initially too momentary, accidental or even casual or voyeuristic – but, beware, they have a tricky habit of haunting you long after it has ended.
— TimeOut.

2.35GB | 1 h 45 min | 956×576 | mkv

http://nitroflare.com/view/0CB4E776B4677CA/Loulou.1980.576p.BluRay.AAC.x264-HANDJOB.part1.rar
http://nitroflare.com/view/2FA7A35DDCB1A2D/Loulou.1980.576p.BluRay.AAC.x264-HANDJOB.part2.rar
http://nitroflare.com/view/F580B540E979E79/Loulou.1980.576p.BluRay.AAC.x264-HANDJOB.part3.rar

Language:French
Subtitles:English, French (muxed)

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