Roman Polanski Blogathon-Day 2
On Day 2 of the Roman Polanski Blogathon, we have two interesting posts lined up. One is a movie in which Polanski has acted, and another is one of his more erotic movies Bitter Moon.
A Potpourri of Vestiges has been one of the best movie blogs in recent times, posting reviews on some wonderful, auteur driven works of cinema, with it’s focus on movies that may not be too well known but are brilliant in their own way. Murtaza Ali has often reviewed some wonderful, underrated gems on his blog, and here he takes a look at Polanski, the actor in this post on A Pure Formality. Apart from his directorial skills, Polanski has also been an actor of repute, and here Murtaza reviews this crime thriller starring Polanski along with Gerard Depardieu. In his words.
A Pure Formality is a 1994 psychological thriller written and directed by celebrated Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore. A Pure Formality stars legendary Polish filmmaker Roman Polanski and renowned French actor Gérard Depardieu in the lead roles. Polanski, in a rare screen appearance, portrays the part of a tenacious police inspector (unnamed) heading over a derelict police station in the French countryside. Depardieu, on the other hand, plays the part of Onoff—a recluse literary genius stuck in a creative lull.
Experiencing Roman Polanski delving into sensitive areas usually left untouched. Offset and highlighted by the romance of a lush and scenic cruise. While setting inescapable boundaries within the confines of a ship at sea. Placed in the competent, deft and more than charming when need be hands of Peter Coyote. Who has rarely been better. Watching him work his way under Nigel’s skin in a collage of arrogance, knowing and a tinge of pity near mesmerizes. While Emmanuelle Seigner looks seductively, temptingly gorgeous without saying a word. A heady brew, indeed. In an adult themed film that may not be for everyone.