THE LAST DAY (Rodolphe Marconi, 2004)

Sensitive, engrossing, Rodolphe Marconi’s Le dernier jour deconstructs a teen suicide. Marconi carefully details the train of events that lead Simon (Gaspard Ulliel, superb), an 18-year-old art student, to commit the violent act against himself with which the film opens. This overdetermined act is the result of numerous blows to Simon’s fragile identity, all of […]