Unformatted text preview: love – the couple in question are married at the start of the film, despite not knowing each other. They fight and are torn apart, but eventually are brought back together. In my opinion, Kracauer would have appreciated this film as it holds a mirror up to many couples whose love stories aren’t sweeping epics. The problems lovers Jean and Juliette face are common ones – suspicion, jealousy, and the horrible feeling of losing a lover. By being firmly entrenched in realism, the film achieves a sense of art as it deals with these issues, and makes for a film that keeps in line Kracauer’s theory that the proverbial mirror is much more powerful than interpretation....
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- Summer '07
- English-language films, Sigfried Kracauer, pure realism Kracauer, film theorist Sigfried