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Ten Minutes Older - The Cello

  Ten Minutes Older - The Cello Review
Tookey's Rating
2 /10
Average Rating
4.00 /10
Daniel Craig , Mark Long , Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
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Directed by: Bertolucci, Mike Figgis , István Szabó, Jirí Menzel, Claire Denis, Volker Schlöndorff, Michael Radford, Jean-Luc Godard
Written by: Bernardo Bertolucci, Mike Figgis , Jiri Menzel, Claire Denis, Anne-Marie Mieville, Michael Radford

Released: 2002
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: Germany/ GB
Colour: C
Length: 95

10 short films that feel like long ones. A portmanteau of eight short films by Bernardo Bertolucci , Mike Figgis, Jiri Menzel , Istvan Szabo, Claire Denis, Volker Schlondorff , Michael Radford and Jean-Luc Godard.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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My son Daniel appears in Figgis's film as 1st Young Boy (the back of his head can be glimpsed in the bottom left of the picture), but honesty compels me to confess that it is the most ugly, boring and abstruse of the lot. I think it's meant to be an exploration of memory, but if it has a point I missed it amidst its sub-Samuel Becket maunderings.

Godard's depressing, incoherent In The Darkness Of Time, in which he pontificates airily on the end of love, cinema, history and his own career, using clips from his own movies, continues to suggest a headlong spiral into egotistical, inarticulate senility.

Only the segments by Menzel and Bertolucci have any charm or coherent meaning. I'm afraid the rest are not worth suffering through, unless one of your own closest relatives is intimately involved.

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