It's been a couple of weeks that I wanted to post my review for Christopher and His Kind and never got the time to write it!
As it's been broadcast in France and Germany first on Arte (a bilingual channel), I got the chance to watch it in my own language before the BBC decided to finally release it too... (for once we had things 1st! ^^)
It was not the thing that I waited for, maybe I waited too much out of it, but what surprised me was the difference between the beginning with its humouristic tone, very light hearted and funny, and the second very dark and all about war and not really about Christopher's story anymore, like it was another movie actually...
The most singnificant thing, and the result of this splitting sensation, is that I really got into the Christopher/Gaspard relationship, felt its angst and passion when what was supposed to be his main and most important relationship was not really heart wrenching or anything, we don't really get to know Heinz, it goes too fast and we don't see him enough to feel for him and even the way it's played: when they are separated and Heinz has to go back to Germany, it's like Christopher doesn't even care... (while we saw him craving for Gaspard), so yes, weird...
But overwhole it was nice and an honest production! It was great to see Matt Smith in something else than Doctor Who, we could still recognise his expressions/manierisms, really alienesque, the way he moves... :)
> Shallow things that I liked:
- Male on male action! :D
- Funny tone of the beginning of the movie,
- Boys, boys, boys!
- They mentioned E.M. Forster,
- The character of Jean Ross,
- MATT SMITH!
- Did I mentioned the male on male action?! ^^
So in conclusion, it was nice and good, even if it's not the best movie ever, the cast and particularly Matt Smith made it worth it! :)
> And I made some icons, posted here:
All HERE @ coloryourdreams
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