Martin Teller's Movie Reviews

I watch movies, I write some crap

  • Recent Posts

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Meta

Zero for Conduct (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on December 3, 2011

In the spirit of anti-authoritarian revolution, a playful rallying cry for rebellion and non-conformity.  I still find the film a bit sloppy, but perhaps sloppy is suitable for this material.  Vigo has a lot of fun with form, making the structure as anarchic as the content, including surreal sequences that embody the heroes with magical properties.  Again, we have some masterful visual work, reaching a crescendo in the magnificent trashing of the dormitory scene.  The movie is very witty and subversive, although I do have to admit that I’m not likely to watch it a third time as it’s a work I respect more than I enjoy.  Rating: Very Good


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: