Superfluously

Like the hair growing on the lower part of a robot's face.
Films in 2012—#036 House of Tolerance/House of Pleasures/L’Apollonide Souvenirs de la Maison Close (Bertrand Bonello, 2011)
One of the best films I have ever seen. Not an expendable moment in its entire two-plus hours. Not a single false note. Every corner of every frame emanates aching, elegiac beauty. Every nuance of every performance is not only convincing but fascinating, as though scrutinizing the cast’s facial tics and body language would give insight to real turn-of-the-century women. Music has rarely been paired with images so discordantly and matched so well. And perhaps most importantly, as fleshy as this thing is, you hardly get the sense the director is a creep! (DVD bonus features indicate that Bonello is not a creep at all, in fact, but somewhat of a creative genius)
Surprisingly, the trailer adequately represents the film AND doesn’t give away anything. Watch:

Films in 2012—#036 House of Tolerance/House of Pleasures/L’Apollonide Souvenirs de la Maison Close (Bertrand Bonello, 2011)

One of the best films I have ever seen. Not an expendable moment in its entire two-plus hours. Not a single false note. Every corner of every frame emanates aching, elegiac beauty. Every nuance of every performance is not only convincing but fascinating, as though scrutinizing the cast’s facial tics and body language would give insight to real turn-of-the-century women. Music has rarely been paired with images so discordantly and matched so well. And perhaps most importantly, as fleshy as this thing is, you hardly get the sense the director is a creep! (DVD bonus features indicate that Bonello is not a creep at all, in fact, but somewhat of a creative genius)

Surprisingly, the trailer adequately represents the film AND doesn’t give away anything. Watch:

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