Le Dernier Combat

  • Engels The Last Combat (meer)


Luc Besson's 1983 debut feature centers on an unnamed man (Pierre Jolivet) who wanders the remains of a post-apocalyptic world in search of true love. Terrorized by a band of vicious thugs (led by Jean Reno), the man, aided by a crazy old scientist (Jean Bouise), attempts to rebuild a damaged airplane so he can take his search to the sky. (officiële tekst van distribiteur)


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Engels I'm surprised at the repetitive need to "get" the film in the reviews here, as if everything that needed to be shown wasn't. I think, for example, the fish and debris falling from the sky may be the result of some ongoing monstrous conflict somewhere over the horizon that is throwing acres of land and oceans into the stratosphere with tremendous force, which then rains down on the survivors in the devastated cities. See the sounds of explosions occasionally in the background. The same conflict that possesses such weapons may well possess a weapon capable of rendering people unable to speak. I've played all of Command & Conquer and I like Warhammer 40k, so I have a very open imagination in that regard. Moreover, it doesn't really matter, because just as the film doesn't shower us with establishing shots of the extent of civilization's decimation, yet we only see characters wandering through a labyrinth of crumbling corridors, rooms, and dungeons, we learn nothing about the nature of the conflict behind the story. And, like the characters here, we don't need to, because we know that we can't change anything else about it, only adapt to it, try to maintain some standard of living while remaining human. _____ The cinematography, set design, costumes, and "debut value" here are absolutely fantastic, and Eric Serra's music is... well, yet again, Eric Serra's music. And somehow I'm generally unable to respect his elevator music. ()


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Engels To say I was blown away by Besson's debut would be an overstatement, but I must admit that from a formal standpoint, it's truly something that grabs your attention. The absence of spoken words is not only intentional but also has its narrative justification. The fact that it's more or less about nothing is another matter altogether. But it is precisely the absence of dialogue allows you to interpret the story as you wish. ()


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