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An Inverted Orpheus and Eurydice. Le Fidèle by Michael Roskam
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An Inverted Orpheus and Eurydice. Le Fidèle by Michael Roskam

(Karin Wolfs) The Low Countries - 2018, № 26, pp. 292-293

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Following Bullhead (Rundskop) (2011) and The Drop (2014), Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle) (2017) is Michael Roskam’s third feature film and is similarly set in a criminal milieu. Roskam uses this world as an arena to link together paradoxical elements – innocence, crime, vulnerability, brutishness, feelings and lies – in modern film noir productions that are striking for their painterly authenticity and complex, raw and realistic character studies.

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