Friday, May 2, 2014
Ne Me Quitte Pas (2014) Tribeca 2014
The film follows Marceland Bob. Marcel's wife leaves him, takes the kids and all the furniture. This sends him spiraling into deep alcoholism. Over the course of the film we watch as the two friends orbit each other, Marcel tries to dry out and other events over the course of a year or so.
I know this is supposed to be a documentary but something about the film that feels staged. Most of the scenes are staged so the two men or whom ever is on screen are sitting and talking. And there are questions not the least of them is How did the filmmakers know to be there when the marriage go south? I'd also like to know how the filmmakers were allowed to wander around the hospital.during the drying out.
And there are other issues, not the least of which what the point of this all is about. On some ever there is just a series of sequences of guys sitting around getting drunk, talking about suicide and drinking some more. Why am I seeing this? I have no clue, and any answers that are in the promo material have no connection to reality.
A real bust.