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Twentynine Palms (2003)

Original Title : Twentynine Palms
Director : Bruno Dumont
Writer : Bruno Dumont
Genre : Drama
Horror
Country : France
Language : French, English
Producer : Allen Bain , Rachid Bouchareb , Jean Bréhat , Christel Brunn , Darren Goldberg , Muriel Merlin , Axel Möbius , Jesse Scolaro , Christoph Thoke
Photography : Georges Lechaptois
Distributor : Accent Film Entertainment
IMDB ID : 0315110
Official site : http://tadrart.com/fr/films/29palms/projet.html
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poster for "Twentynine Palms" by Bruno Dumont (2003)
Twentynine Palms (2003) - Bruno Dumont
 

Starring

Yekaterina Golubeva Katia (as Katia Golubeva
David Wissak David
 

Plot

David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of Twentynine Palms and spend their days in their sport-utility vehicle, discovering the Joshua Tree Desert, and losing themselves on nameless roads and trails. Frantically making love all the time and almost everywhere, they regularly fight, then kiss and make up, with little else going on in their empty relationship and quite ordinary daily life--until something horrible and hideous brutally puts an end to their trip.
 

Comments

one good review..., 16 July 2004 Author: (prosthetk@hotmail.com) i can easily understand why this film has been so hated, but i must say that it is at times one of the most beautiful, and at others, one of the most disturbing films i've ever seen. after seeing humanite, i walked in to the theatre with very low expectations (i'm not a dumont fan in the least), but something in the stark beauty of the photography sucked me in, i found the numb vacant space of the characters, and hook, line and sinker, fell right into dumont's trap. i doubt i would recommend this film to anyone but my closest (and most tolerant) friends, but have to say that i loved it, and thing it may also be found rewarding by other patient and adventurous viewers.