Sombre (1998)

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Avg Rating: 3 / 5. Voted: 21

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Directed by: Philippe Grandrieux
Starring: Marc Barbé (Jean), Elina Löwensohn (Claire), Géraldine Voillat (Christine)
Country: France, Effed Up European Cinema
Language: French (Eng Subs), Effed Up French Films
Runtime: 01:50:59
Genres: Surreal, Serial Killers, Sexual-Violence against Women, Prostitutes

Plot – Spoilers:
Sombre is only for when you fancy a surreal serial-killer film.

Jean follows the Tour de France and along the way, murders and dumps women, mostly prostitutes, in the vast emptiness that France appears to offer. At some point you wonder, who are all these women who are willing to take long drives in silence with him?

Ever get the feeling, my life is a blur right now? That’s pretty much Jean’s current phase. The first twenty-odd minutes of the film are a blurry, almost metaphorical sketch of his routine, where everything’s a blur. Pick up hookers. Kill them. Suffer the dissatisfaction that follows because it wasn’t clear enough to form a memory. Move on to the next one.

And then Jean sees rain-drenched Claire parked in her broken-down car. She doesn’t seem to fear him and has a certain respectability that makes him vulnerable. She’s not a whore and might even be a virgin. He can’t kill such a woman.

Claire’s sister joins them and seduces the violence out of him, but Claire doesn’t seem to mind, so long as her sister is safe.

13 thoughts on “Sombre (1998)

  • July 24, 2021 at 2:41 pm
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    Damn you guys read my mind, I really wanted to watch this, thanks.
    I watched about 40 mins so far and the cinematography and mood is beautiful, the title fits perfectly

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  • July 24, 2021 at 3:27 pm
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    Good stuff. Thanks Eum!

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  • July 25, 2021 at 8:57 am
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    First 3 minutes will make a pro lifer rethink abortion

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    • July 30, 2021 at 4:20 pm
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      You mean pro forced birth and not minding your own business

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      • July 30, 2021 at 7:16 pm
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        Stop being this guy. I said what I mean and zero people asked or care about your opinions on abortion. It’s just a comment on how annoy the kids are. Holy christ

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        • July 31, 2021 at 3:30 am
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          He’s trying to make friends. Take the fact that he respected your words enough to respond with a prideful attitude.

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        • August 1, 2021 at 3:25 am
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          Chill. I agree kids are annoying as shit and are a life sentence.
          Was just saying that calling them pro life is misleading since they only care about controlling women and don’t give a shit about kids in general.

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    • August 7, 2021 at 12:08 pm
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      Shut up Meg!!

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    • August 1, 2021 at 3:27 am
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      Bauhaus is an amazing band.

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  • July 31, 2021 at 12:52 am
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    I like wierd movies …but the only good thing in this one is the blonde sister

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  • August 5, 2021 at 8:38 am
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    how does anyone enjoy this. shaky blurry camera, seizure dance scenes and a chick willingly losing her virginity to a beat up buttfuck ugly prostitute serial killer on the side of the road just after he practicly kidnaps her and ties up her friend or sister or whoever the fuck she was. none of any of this made any sence. even the most rediculous unrealistic movies still follow some form of logic this was just some random asshole shitting on my tv pretending to be artistic.

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