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This is what a "deep" Art-house film should look like
First of all, this movie has great images. beautiful composed, great colors and camera-angels. That alone is worth it.
Apart from that. Its a film which gets you thinking, makes you discuss it with your friends and that in a deep way. You don't discuss what happened in this film or what the plot was. You directly discuss the meaning of it all. You get inspired by it to new ideas. It just gets your brain to work.
And for me that is what an Art-house film should be like.
And also you don't have the feeling that you didn't understood the movie or the plot, which for me is always a big issue with Art-house movies.
The movie is perfectly clear, without a usual Plot or Good/Evil build- up.
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