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I’ve come to the conclusion that Andrzej Zulawksi’s L’Amour Braque, coming later this year from Mondo Vision, has the single greatest opening sequence ever shot for any movie at any point in the history of cinema. Can you name another movie that features a band of thieves in Disney face masks robbing a bank, filling the air with coloured smoke, evading the authorities by pretending to be statues, then finally dancing in the streets of gay Paris to celebrate their success, all set to the battiest synthesizer music ever heard?

L'Amour Braque
L'Amour Braque
L'Amour Braque
L'Amour Braque
L'Amour Braque
L'Amour Braque

Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2008 at 10:38 PM | Comments: 4
Categories: Cinema | DVD | Mondo Vision



Oh, those screengrabs look enticing! Certainly lightyears ahead of my ratty VHS copy of the "fogged" and OOP Japanese DVD I've had to content with so far. Zulawski is truly bonkers and L'Amour Braque is the film to prove it with that perculiar sense of humor that only a true Polish director can bring to the screen. A completely unique and passionate vision. Have already placed my order for the LA FEMME PUBLIQUE dvd coming up. What a great year it's turning out to be for the discerning euro art-trash viewer!

Posted by: Profondo Rostock, July 21, 2008 3:49 PM


Thanks! The Japanese DVD is in a truly sorry state, a faded print made on a CRT telecine and with even more blurring added to the odd crotch-shot.

L'important c'est d'aimer is going to be the biggest improvement though.

Posted by: David Mackenzie, July 21, 2008 5:08 PM


It looks like Killing Zoe, but with the funnees!

Posted by: anephric, July 22, 2008 1:49 AM


Can't wait to see L'IMPORTANT C'EST D'AIMER.

Posted by: , July 22, 2008 4:00 AM

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