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Welcome Back to the Wonderfully Confusing World of Alain Resnais
WILD GRASS (LES HERBES FOLLES) is based on the novel ‘L’incident’ by Christian Gailly, a writer who delights in taking simple incidents and pushing them to the extremes of climax beyond which few would ever dream. But Alain Resnais has taken this novel (adapted by Alex Reval and Laurent Herbiet), infused it with his own characteristic joy of playing reality versus imagination, memory versus illusion, and has come up with a film that will likely have a limited audience, but for those who delight in letting go and simply flying along with the imagination of a genius or two, then WILD GRASS will satisfy and more.
The story is a romance in the manner of a hesitation waltz. The story is narrated (by Edouard Baer) to give the opening aspects of the story momentum. Marguerite Muir (Sabine Azéma), a dentist and Spitfire pilot, has just purchased shoes and leaves the store when her handbag is snatched by a running thief. Later, the aging Georges Palet (André Dussollier) finds a red wallet in a parking lot, examines the contents, struggles with the burden of what to do, and finally turns the wallet in to the police, Bernard de Bordeaux (Mathieu Amalric) who takes his name in case there is a reward. Georges returns home to his wife Suzanne (Anne Consigny), who understands that Georges’ strange behavior since his father’s recent death may be enhanced by a new predicament: Georges is worried about the incident. He places telephone calls to Marguerite, visits her home, writers her letters – all of which confounds him as to his obsession with the woman he has never met. Georges family (he has two children) find his preoccupation strange and indeed Georges seems to have a dark secret from his past that causes him to have minor verbal explosions that seem wholly inappropriate. The incident becomes his life.
Meanwhile Marguerite shares her ‘stalker’ with her fellow dental assistant Josepha (Emmanuelle Devos) who attempts to manage Marguerite’s change in behavior. Marguerite now is the one who needs to know more about Georges and stalks him. Ultimately Marguerite invites Georges to accompany her and her fellow pilots on a practice flight and a wildly entertaining practice flight game ensues: both Georges and Marguerite navigate the social protocols of giving and acknowledging appreciation and this bizarre catch as catch can romance comes to a Hollywood end – complete with flashbacks to old films etc. The audience is left to figure out just what has really happened – is this a wild love story on a collision course or is it simply a pair of fantasias played by two strange, emotionally isolated, and bored people, longing for life to perk up a bit?
Just as the title WILD GRASS suggests, little incidents (or invasions of wild grass into cracks and interstices quite by accident) can cause a butterfly effect and that is where the now 87 year old Resnais feels most at home. The irresistibly colorful cinematography is courtesy Eric Gautier and the perfect musical scoring is by Mark Snow. The danger in any kind of surrealism theme is that the audience becomes concerned that much of it doesn’t make since. And so it is here, where even with the aid of the narrator there are many twists and turns that seem simply flights of fancy – and they probably are!
Waste of Time
Last Year at Marienbad is one of my all-time favorite films. I like Hiroshima, Mon Amour, too, but find it less compelling (I know others would disagree with me). I am no stranger to anti-realist, surrealist, and experimental film. I thought it would be interesting to see a recent Resnais film that was actually available at Redbox! I was wrong.
Wild Grass is neither amusing nor interesting. It is tedious, ridiculous, and nonsensical (and not in a good way). It “hints” at many aspects of the main character’s past and personality, playfully suggesting he was a convicted murderer or rapist who has served his time. In addition to that, he acts in completely contradictory ways, is usually irrational and petulant, and is lecherous, dumb, and abusive to women. He slashes the woman’s tires and she eventually finds this kind of behavior irresistible? He sexually assaults her business partner/friend in the latter’s car, and the friend enjoys it? Can you say “misogyny”?
And we’re supposed to believe this beautiful young woman is his wife? I kept thinking: I must have gotten it wrong; this must be his daughter who is, for some reason, pretending to be his wife. A colossal casting error this alone. Maybe she was identified toward the beginning of the film as his daughter, but I couldn’t bring myself to care enough to go back and re-watch the beginning.
The main characters seem to have a lot of money, suggesting some level of responsibility (the woman, after all, is a dentist), but they act worse than teenagers, and even more irrationally and self-destructively. I felt compelled to see how it would end, but was, predictably, annoyed with myself for having wasted so much of my time. This is a very stupid film and I would not recommend it to anyone.
And one reviewer here gave us the “key” to the film: the dentist represents Death! Wow. As if Ingmar Bergman never existed? If I have to read the film metaphorically in that way, then it depends entirely on a secret “key” that 99 percent of viewers will not get. I could think of nothing more pretentious than that. No thanks.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Alain Resnais
Writer Christian Gailly, Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet
Actors André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny
Country France, Italy
Awards 3 wins & 14 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Aaton 35 III
Laboratory Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France
Film Length 2,873 m (35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (3-perf) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)