Broken Flowers – Cannes 2005

Broken Flowers - Cannes 2005

Broken Flowers – Cannes 2005

  With Jim Jarmusch, another vaunted auteur filmmakers will present his latest film at Cannes. For the fifth time Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers and his current work for Down by Law (representing 1986), Mystery Train (1989), Dead Man (1995), and Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) on the Croisette. And while the film also marks the renewed collaboration between the director and actor Bill Murray, was already in Coffee and Cigarettes a short spell.

Bill Murray plays Don, a bachelor, who is known to all, Don Juan. However, it is not entirely clear why the good should be a Latin lover, Don, he still spends most of his time on the couch in front of the telly. The changes, however, when one day he receives a letter from an anonymous former lover, in which he is informed that he has a 19-year-old son. Don is not particularly eager to get to know his Filius, but egged on by his neighbors, he draws up a list of his possible former liaisons that would qualify as the mother in question. Now it is only to make the ladies identify with the help of the Internet. So Don then goes on a journey through his own past.

But who is the mother of the alleged son? One after another rattled off his former playmates, Don. And as for women, Don knew 20 years ago! They are played by Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange and Tilda Swinton. In this Bill Murray does not give the aging Casanova but portrays herself as in Lost in Translation, above all himself, he always looks a little schafsäugig and surprised at his environment, and is reinforced by Jarmusch anyway sparingly moderate use of dialogues, all of lakonsicher Schweiger which usually has little, and if so, then always used to say the wrong thing. But it makes him fun to watch as he meets Laura (Sharon Stone) who wishes to refresh their old love with him like once again, but first needs to fend off until her daughter Lolita, which the Lord, who could be her father, not even be unwilling to appear. Or on the animal psychologist Carmen (Jessica Lange), which asks men apparently nothing more. Then there is Dora (Frances Conroy), who has renounced her hippie past, and now works as a realtor and Penny (Tilda Swinton), broke up with Don in the dispute, as he will be remembered (unfortunately too late). (# )
in each of the four episodes of the excellent launched to raise female actresses of the comedy team Murray balls, which he effortlessly and often without noticeable expression sunk in calmly. Broken Flowers is certainly the most commercial has turned movie Jim Jarmusch ever. Yet hiding behind all the jokes, gags and punch lines one stylish analysis and treatment of life stories, how could it not be more different. Behind all the characters lies a barely tangible emptiness, a vague feeling that something is not quite right or missing. For, as the title suggests already, Jarmusch characters actually faded flowers, which has broken the burden of life. “I wanted to make a film about it, what is missing, without being able to determine exactly what is really missing there,” says Jarmusch. And this is one of the greatest auteur filmmakers of our time managed with certainty.

Title: Broken Flowers – Cannes 2005 Country of production: USA Year of production: 2005 Length: 105 (Min)

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