It’s no secret that I love movies. However, the last couple of years have not been so great in terms of interesting film production. Every once in a while I stumble upon one that grabs me. I saw this in the cinema earlier this year and really liked it, but had trouble deciding why. It came out on DVD a few weeks ago and I secured a copy from NetFlix and watched it — several times. I just love this movie. I’ve always loved the director’s work and have always found Asia Argento quite interesting. Imagine if Rambo were an aging, drug-addled, lonely and lost prostitute who gets pissed off about being betrayed by men one too many times and happens to have a gun. Oh, and Rambo is a woman without an interest in war. If you can imagine this — then I think you can sort of get the idea of what this film is about on the surface.

Some of it is a bit difficult to watch and the cheeeeeezy poster certainly didn’t help at the time of the film’s release. Folks walked in expecting a sex-fueled action adventure movie and got this instead. As Ms. Argento trips, wanders and falls across the globe you’re left with far more than a popcorn movie. I really love it. And, the ending… Well, the ending of this film sort of cements the deal for me.

Besides, Kim Gordon is even in it. Once again, I bow to the talents of Olivier Assayas and Asia Argento.

July 10, 2008. Tags: , , . Uncategorized.


  1. Steve Rebooted replied:

    Well, I’ll rely on you to be my movie critic. Cuz I’m so ignorant of what’s out there, playing. Don’t see many films….

  2. matty03 replied:

    Steve! I think it is worth a viewing! I love it.

  3. Sagittarian replied:

    Haven’t seen or heard of this movie – my husband reckons I’m crap at choosing movies anyway (he hates sub titles, thats all I’m saying!) so this might be a good one to try! BTW, am so glad you’re back!! 🙂

  4. ing replied:

    Is the ending as good as Ma Mere’s?

    Kim Gordon looks kind of pissed that she has to be in this movie. . .

  5. matty03 replied:

    Sagittarian! It’s good to be back! Thanks! Well, this one does have some subtitles — English/French/Mandrian/Cantonese/ …but, it is really pretty interesting! (I like subtitles! lol!)

    Ing! No, MA MERE is a much better film! I found the ending to MA MERE really disturbing/upsetting. …some day I will have to read the book from which it is based — I think originally published in the 30’s. But, BOARDING GATE is quite cool. …I think. No, Kim Gordon is pissed off in that scene! …and, who knew she was multi-lingual?!!?

  6. Daniel replied:

    Hi Matty!
    I love films in which virtually everything goes against type.

  7. matty03 replied:

    Hey Daniel!! Me, too! Check it out and let me know what you think! kisses, matty

  8. ing replied:

    Matty, we missed Irena Palm, and we missed out on the healthy popcorn and the church pews, too!

    It’s Saturday. I’m off to the bank, and then I’m going to go running before work. I work too much!

  9. matty03 replied:

    Ing! Oh, man! You were to have reminded me! We have to make an appointment to hang out, please!

    I made eggs for Byron this morning and he seems to have liked them! …I didn’t it. Ing, I hate cooking. And, yes, scrambling eggs with potato chips is cooking!

    love and kisses — run, bank and sell some books!!

  10. ing replied:

    Oh, I wouldn’t know about scrambling eggs for a boy in the morning. . .

    We will make a hanging-out appointment for this coming week. I am feeling dominatrix-y, and I will dictate the plans. They should revolve around a movie.

    Oh, and this looks really good.

  11. matty03 replied:

    Ing, Yes my Mistress! Simply dictate and humiliate and I shall follow your commands. …Better be wearing your high heel pumps! …um, that is a book, tho. Not a movie!


    Hope you are not having to pretend to work yourself out of an invisible box or be an ice cream cone. …but, if you are — hope you melt on to a hot boy!

  12. fashmagslag replied:

    I still like Kim Gordon, even if she is now passing Sonic Middle Age

  13. ing replied:

    We all pass sonic middle age at some point, and it ain’t that bad. . .

    Matty, you are hereby ordered to hang out with me on Saturday morning, SHARP! Now turn off Boarding Pass, set your alarm to go off on Saturday, first thing, and get on your knees, and WAIT!

    (Do I sound like Isabelle Huppert?)

  14. matty03 replied:

    fashmagslag! Yes, but no matter the age — Kim Gordon will always be totally cool! …just like Debbie, Iggy, you, Ing and me: …we are ageless!!!!

  15. matty03 replied:

    Ing! Yes! Saturday morning — tho, I probably need a more clarified time. Um, and no — Ms. Huppert would not have asked any questions. Simply orders. There is no self doubt to be seen! Remember this as you prance up Nob Hill!

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