Verboden te Zuchten

Verboden te Zuchten
photo courtesy International Film Festival Rotterdam
Joris roams around the streets of Brussels, dwelling in his own self pity about losing his first love. He decides to take a hotel room, rather than staying at home, in order to focus with more melancholically on his situation. Like a bump on a log, with his arms hanging by his sides, he lethargically moves from place to place as circumstance carries him. Along the way he meets a number of characters, some more intriguing than others. Despite some interesting acting from the main character, his despondent love interest and a fascinating, bitchy old ex-doctor's wife, this film will not leave you "au bout de soufflé."

Have a look at the other IFFR reviews
Amores Perros (Love's a Bitch)
Images of a Moving City
Die Bad
Something Happened
Verboden te Zuchten
Rusty Water (Nok Mool)
City of Lost Souls
Letter from New York City
Me You Them (Eu Tu eLes)
The Circle (Dayareh)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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