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iffr: innocence

Okay, a film festival like Rotterdam is a gamble. For every pearl there's a swine (or something). But does it have to be this bad? The French "Innocence" is, pffh... "Snow White" without the apple or the dwarves, "Virgin Suicides" without any Air, "Lolita" without Humbert Humbert, wanna-be Lynch without any sort of sting -- is, in short, so boring you're left wondering what it cost and who came up with the money. And why...

I just can't think of an excuse for this film, sorry.

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