Simon Killer

2012

Drama / Thriller

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IMDb Rating 6.3

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Director

Antonio Campos

Cast

Lila Salet

Mati Diop

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Reviewed by willwoodmill 5/10

Simon Killer is the new Psychological thriller by Antonio Campos, thefilm follows Simon (played by Bradley Corbet) as he travels in Paristrying to forget about his girlfriend, whom he had just broken up wit,after staying together. One night as he wonders about he comes to astrip club, where he meets the stripper/prostitute Noura. (Played byMati Diop.) Simon quickly falls in love with Noura and finds itdifficult to spend time away from her and becomes jealous of the factthat she has to sleep with other men for her job. So to try and fix thesituation he proposes that she should black mail one of the married menthat come for her services. She reluctantly accepts, and they starttheir working on their trap, needless to say things do not go accordingto plan.<br><br>Simon Killer is a very slow film, and sometimes it&#x27;s pace works andother times it doesn&#x27;t. Antonio Campos tries to lull you in with a slowhypnotic pace, working mainly through repetition and dream-like passageof time. The film does a good job of bringing you in with its pace, butunfortunately starts to lose its audience around the half way point.The film becomes very tedious with its repetition and we&#x27;re not quitesure who we&#x27;re supposed to be rooting for. The characters motivationsbecome muddled and you&#x27;re not sure what&#x27;s going on or why. This worksfor some films, like Cach&#xE9; or The Virgin Suicides, but films like theones previously mentioned always give the audience enough to peak thereinterest and make them want to figure out the rest of the film. SimonKiller doesn&#x27;t ever do this, so most of the film ends up being prettyforgettable.<br><br>But I should give credit where credit is due. First of all BradleyCorbet does a great job as the introverted Simon. He is able to createthis character that just doesn&#x27;t feel right, from the second we see himwe can tell that something is just wrong. Antonio Campos also has someexcellent camera work, for most of the scenes the camera is set almostcompletely still, and if there is movement it&#x27;s typically a slow zoomin/out, or a slow pan to the left or right. The effect is somethingunnerving, and the cinematography in general is very similar to thecinematography in Francis Ford Coppola&#x27;s The Conversation. i.e. createsa sense of paranoia. Overall I&#x27;d say Simon Killer had some good ideas,they just need to be more developed. If you&#x27;re into slow darkpsychological films I&#x27;d say it&#x27;s worth checking out.<br><br>5.5/10

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Reviewed by themissingpatient 9/10

Brady Corbet is Simon. Simon has just arrived in Paris, heart-brokenover a recent break-up and uncertain about his future. After having sexwith a prostitute he manipulates his way into a serious relationshipwith her. A relationship that involves drugs, blackmail, betrayal andweird sex.<br><br>The less you know the better this memorizing masterpiece will be toexperience for the first time. This is one sick and brilliant portraitof a sociopath made up of beautiful moving pictures set to an epicsoundtrack. Antonio Campos has nailed it. <br><br>Perfectly paced to place us in Simon&#x27;s shoes, Simon Killer ishorrifying eye and ear candy. It&#x27;s slow and somewhat minimalistic butit&#x27;s because of this that is seems all that more real. Therefore allthat more frightening.

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Reviewed by supadude2004 9/10

Within its first 5 minutes I could already sense that I was about towatch a masterful movie. For this is a most brilliant study of, andglimpse into, the life of a sociopath. At times, it is so &#x27;fly on thewall&#x27;, and so brilliantly acted, that I almost had to remind myselfthat this was fiction I was witnessing.<br><br>It&#x27;s written and directed by Antonio Campos, who is admittedly not sowell known as a screenwriter, having written only one other featurelength movie back in 2008; A fact which is moreover, and to my belief,a tragedy for Campos - because he has most certainly proved himselfwith this movie, to be an exceptional screenwriter. Simon Killer is, inother words, extremely underrated. Nonetheless, as for its direction,production, acting, screenplay and musical score - all come together inan all too rare, &#x26; near perfect, unison.<br><br>But why is it underrated? Basically, people cannot and just won&#x27;t&#x27;like&#x27; this movie, precisely because sociopaths are nasty people whocallously make the lives of everyone they contact, worse for knowingthem. Accordingly, watching a movie about such a person, even one thatis as interesting and accurate as Simon Killer, is not therefore a funor enjoyable experience for any typical audience - at least in thesense that &#x27;enjoyable&#x27; should bring a smile onto one&#x27;s face. For thismovie won&#x27;t endear smiles at any point.<br><br>Whereas DeNero&#x27;s studied psychopath, in Taxi Driver, occasionallybrought a wry smile to one&#x27;s face, and was popularly received as a bitof a misunderstood &#x27;anti-hero&#x27;, Brady Corbet&#x27;s Simon is not only alwaysengaging as a character study, but he&#x27;s always, also, all too steelymanipulating, and disgustingly self absorbed. Frankly, of the manymovies I&#x27;ve seen, I can think of no other movie, before this, which sorealistically portrays how a sociopath engages with other people whopass through his life. And, as such, I cannot recommend this moviehighly enough, particularly for those of you, who are analyticallyminded enough, so as to appreciate its utter brilliance. Again, I&#x27;m notpromising that anyone will, or could possibly &#x27;like&#x27; this movie.Rather, I believe a minority of others will deeply appreciate its veryexcellence.

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