- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2003 1 Jan
Olivier Gourmet turns in a performance that won him the Cannes Film Festival's award for Best Actor. He plays a carpenter and teacher named Olivier who has some peculiar voyeuristic habits. Morgan Marinne plays a troubled 16-year-old whose relationship with Olivier is the center of the film.
J. Robert Parks (The Phantom Tollbooth) encourages moviegoers to see the movie without reading reviews that give away the plot. "The element of revelation is critical to the film, and anything that gets in the way of that will ruin your enjoyment. Just as we have to wait to see what's around that wall Olivier is peaking around, just as we have to wait until the camera moves from behind his head to see Olivier's expression, so we in the audience should wait to see how these characters are connected, what strand of coincidence brings them together."
Parks concludes, "I've spent the last week thinking and re-thinking