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Plot: The wife of an American doctor suddenly vanishes in Paris and, to find her, he navigates a puzzling web of language, locale, laissez-faire cops, triplicate-form filling bureaucrats and a defiant, mysterious waif who knows more than she tells.
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Fantastic and Underrated
It’s amazing that people have just forgotten about this movie. Roman Polanski is an amazing director. I had only seen Rosemary’s Baby and The Pianist prior to this, the latter being a hundred times better than the former. I was fairly disappointed with Rosemary’s Baby. It was dubbed one of the best horror films of all time, and it never ever scared me. Frantic, labelled a thriller, delivers all that it promises to. I was on the edge of my seat for pretty much the whole movie. There was great ambience to all the scenes. Polanski definitely knows how to set a mood. Emannuelle Seigneur was fascinating as Ford’s sexy opposite. I was very very impressed with her comic timing and cannot figure out why she hasn’t been in anything else after Frantic. Terrific 9/10.
Polanski’s masterpiece and a film that out-Hitchcocks Hitchcock
I’ve been a fan of Roman Polanski purely on the strength of THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH, which I think is an outstanding horror that brings a Shakespeare play to life in a way that few others can. Since then, other films I’ve seen of his have either impressed me (ROSEMARY’S BABY, THE NINTH GATE), left me indifferent (THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS) or feel overrated (REPULSION). None of them have equalled MACBETH, at least not until now: FRANTIC has become my favourite Polanski film as one of my favourite films of all time.
I read the one-line synopsis: guy loses his wife in Paris, struggles to find out what happened to her. I had no idea of what kind of film Polanski would make from the story. Would it be an action-focused narrative, like TAKEN? Would it be a taut psychological drama or a suspenseful conspiracy flick? The answer is all of those and more besides: Frantic turns out to be a Hitchcockian thriller, with Harrison Ford giving his career-best turn as the wronged man, out of his depth and on his own, fighting back against a hostile world.
With Hitchcock, there always had to be a blonde, and Polanski doesn’t disappoint in this respect: he casts Emmanuelle Seigner as Michelle, the streetwise young girl who finds herself caught up in the search for the missing spouse. If Ford is the straight man, then Seigner is the mystery woman; she’s part of an alien society and supplies plenty of allure along the way. Really, it’s a phenomenal performance that feels distinctly artistic and European in an otherwise Hollywood-influenced movie.
The suspense and mystery deepen as the film progresses, all building to a climax that never disappoints. Along the way, there’s plenty of mileage from the fish-out-of-water premise and also a surprising amount of humour, given the film’s storyline. The rooftop sequence, in which an unlucky Ford finds himself at the mercy of both gravity and shoes without treads, is a real highlight and laugh-out-loud moment. Tremendously achieve, as is the rest of the movie: a real winner, this.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr (120 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Director Roman Polanski
Writer Roman Polanski, Gérard Brach
Actors Harrison Ford, Betty Buckley, Emmanuelle Seigner, Djiby Soumare
Country USA, France
Production Company Warner Brothers
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Moviecam SuperAmerica
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France
Film Length 3,283 m, 3,286 m (Sweden), 3,300 m (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5294, 250D 5297)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm