Lulu – The Secret of Love – TV-Tip of the Week

Lulu - The Secret of Love - TV-Tip of the Week
               Genre: Drama
  What is the ultimate yearning of a benighted being, whose life draws to a close? One could formulate the question that comes into this melancholy as well as mysterious feature of the American novelist Paul Auster to bear, who also wrote the screenplay for his own first film project of 1998 for the International Cannes Film Festival in “Un Certain Regard premiered “was.

As a saxophone player drives the disillusioned Izzy (Harvey Keitel) around with his jazz band in a rather nasty dives to get by, and otherwise prolongs the musicians dismantled a fairly unspectacular, lousy existence. One night it comes to disaster: In the shop where the combo has a presence that occurred in a wild gun battle, and it’s Izzy, the tilt hit by a bullet from the scene.

What happens to a passionate saxophone player who loses a lung, and never again be able to play? Izzy throws himself into the dark depths of his loneliness, at whose edge he had previously been balanced, and draws even more drastically from the territory back, which is generally the so called life, the efforts of his former wife Hannah (Gina Gershon) in spite decided to support him. But Izzy draws only aimlessly through the New York nights.

When he in these forays, however, at a funeral a briefcase with a magical blue stone and the telephone number of the distinctive actress Celia (Mira Sorvino) takes is changing all the so that his life again quite sharply. But in the course of events now assailing him on the fate not only given him a deep love, but also a sinister threat is connected with the mysterious stone …

Paul Auster shows with Lulu – The Secret a love of the character of Lulu from Frank Wedekind’s tragedy Pandora’s Box referenced , once again a master of alienated and sad realities of impenetrability, underpinned by coherent film music by Graeme Revell (Until the End of World, From Dusk Till Dawn) and John Lurie (Down by Law, Get Shorty / Get Shorty), the movie’s atmosphere dominated by the surprising finale.

With a number of illustrious performers as Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino and Willem Dafoe, as well as Vanessa Redgrave, David Byrne, Lou Reed and his daughter, Sophie Auster, seen in small roles, is Paul Auster here is a strangely profound, if sometimes a little impassable successful film, the question posed after the last yearning face of death, frankly, with a “great love” answer.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Lulu – The Mystery of Love – TV-Tip of the Week Original Title: Lulu on the Bridge Country of production: USA Production year: ( #) 1998 Length: 95 (Min)

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