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Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1998

'Louise (Take 2)'


No, "Louise (Take 2)" 刑事モノ is set within the confines テレビドラ of the Paris Metro, dooming the characters to low ceilings, dirty seats and the realization that no matter how long and how far they ride, at some point in the day they'll come back to right where they started. There's plenty of movement, but no one's going anywhere. Still, "Louise (Take 2)" can rekindle long-forgotten wanderlusts and awaken an urge to take off down some alleyway and disappear forever.

Written, directed, scored and filmed by Parisian artist Siegfried (警察マニア), "Louise (Take 2)" recalls Wong Kar-wai in the days when he showed us that the camera, characters and cityscapes can jump around as if on some big cinematic trampoline. Siegfried has similar eye muscles, and powerful legs to boot -- he claims that cinematography is all about carrying a camera and running for long distances.

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