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Lost in New York

France 1989
produced by
Sam Selsky (executive), Lionel Wallmann (executive) for Mars International Productions, Les Films ABC, Francam Inter-Service
directed by Jean Rollin
starring Catherine Herengt, Catherine Levret, Funny Abitbol, Adeline Abitbol, Natalie Perrey, Marie-Laurence, Sophie Maret, Catherine Rival, Mélissa
written by Jean Rollin, music by Philippe D'Aram

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Two young girls, Michèle and Marie, imagine to be young adults on the beach - but why stop there, why not go on imagining, why not imagine they're in New York City? Though neither of them have actually been in New York City, so the little they know is augmented by things they have learned from comicbooks, pulp novels and genre movies, and even there they are inconsistent, as sometimes New York is substituted for Rome. In the fantasy (or dream?) they share, they get separated in town and play pretty much a city-wide game of hide-and-seek, but they also share many adventures, like a run-in with the White Vampire. Time has passed, and now the girls have grown into old women. They've long lost touch and need a sorceress to reunite them again. And once that's achieved, they can imagine to be the young girls again ...

 

Ok, so the story of the movie doesn't make a lot of sense, and director Jean Rollin does return to many of the motives from earlier movies (though goes very easy on nudity and overt eroticism here) - but that said, it's also a beautiful piece of cinematic poetry, not really made to make sense but to suck one into Rollin's universe that always combines the pulpy and the lyrical, as the director has long developed his own cinematic language that often defies logic to achieve otherworldy effect - with the result being a fascinating and almost triplike film.

 

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