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Victoria review
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A very good movie

I really had no idea what to expect from this movie but since it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list, I was really eager to check it out. Well, it turned out to be one of the most fascinating thrillers I have seen lately and I'm glad I didn't know anything about this movie before watching it as it made the whole thing even more spellbinding to behold. To be honest, I feel slightly guilty that it didn't notice that it was done in one single continuous shot lasting no less than 134 minutes. I did feel that they were using some long takes but I didn't notice that there was not cut at all but it was so well done, you just get lost in this fascinating tale. It did create some immediate urgency and it made the performances even more impressive in retrospect. Of course, you might argue that it didn't make senseĀ  that the main character would tag along with some guys she barely met, especially concidering the mess she ended up into but I don't agree. Indeed, once, when I was alone abroad in the USA, feeling alone like her, I ended up with some guys I barely knew, I spent the whole night with them and I had a great time even though they ended up smoking some crack and even stealing some gas at a gas station so I definitely understood her. It was also very well explained, she had spent all her youth working her ass off to become a professional piano player which resulted in nothing and she ended up in this foreign country all alone so what did she have to loose? Of course, it was reckless and it all ended up in chaos but, to feel alive, shouldn't we take some risks and see what will happen? Anyway, to conclude, I really loved the damned thing and it is definitely worth a look.

Added by johanlefourbe
6 months ago on 21 May 2018 20:52