Last night I watched LOVE IN THE STRANGEST WAY, a French neo-noir from 1994, about a debt collector who is set up for a sting by a bitter woman whose life he ruined. The French are gifted at noir and this is a well written, meticulously plotted, down-to-earth entry in the genre with several memorable scenes. The debt collector is a jerk who deserves the worst he gets, and yet he is honest in a corrupt way, and we viewers can't be sure if he will triumph in the end. Nadia Faris is the femme fatale, and let it be said she is not shy. The films' American influences will be obvious, but it makes something new out of them, and the attention on character progression and faces will hold your interest. Transfer on the region 2 DVD by Bluebell is clean, clear, and sharp with good color saturation in the muted French style. Directed by Christopher Frank, who was responsible for one of the best foreign films of the 1980s, YEAR OF THE JELLYFISH (1984).
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