Σάββατο, 10 Ιουλίου 2010

TRANSFIXED / MAUVAIS GENRES (2001).

Transfixed / Mauvais genres.
Actors: Richard Bohringer, Robinson Stévenin, Stéphane Metzger, William Nadylam, Frédéric Pellegeay
Directors: Francis Girod
Writers: Francis Girod, Brigitte Aubert, Philippe Cougrand
Producers: Humbert Balsan, Marie-Astrid Lamboray
Run Time: 105 minutes
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Set in the demi-monde world of the transsexual community in Brussels, "Transfixed" is an unusually understated, understanding and accepting film. Director Francis Girod has utilized the serial killer/thriller genre to maximum effect as he aims his camera at the risky world of transsexual prostitutes and entertainers.
Girod is not only interested in the built-in sensational aspects of this story but also the whys and the wherefores. Bo (Robinson Stevenin), a transsexual entertainer is very attracted to his shady neighbor Johnny (Stephane Metzger) who resists to a point, hostile even, yet only hostile enough to keep Bo interested. It's the old story of wanting something that you cannot have.
On top of this, there is a serial killer loose bent on killing Brussels' transsexual prostitutes. And Bo, through compassion and necessity is determined to find out who is committing these atrocities.
All of this might seem to be too much weight for one film to bare, but Girod is not only interested in the bizarre, he is interested in what makes all these diverse characters tick: what is at their core selves, what are their real natures.
"Transfixed" is strange and bizarre and far-fetched at times, but director Girod pulls it all together with his knowing and intelligent eye: he examines these people, he takes them apart physically and psychologically but he does it with a loving and compassionate eye.


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Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 (δυστυχώς δεν βρίσκω το μέρος 2).

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