Monday, October 23, 2017
The Fox with the Velvet Tail
The Fox with the Velvet Tail aka In the Eye of the Hurricane was another film I went into blind. I love doing that because it really is a wonderful surprise to watch things play out. I really enjoyed this film. The overall look and feel was interesting and beautiful and the story itself was very interesting. There were so many little twists and turns that I stayed engaged through the whole of it. The actors were a lot of fun to watch as well. Beautiful men and women doing awful things to each other. heheheh NOTE: Little to no gore.
If you like romantic mysteries and complex relationship based storylines, you're going to want to check this film out for sure.
Now, this film review needs to be a little spoilery, so if you don't want to know anything more about it, move along. Move along. :)
Still with me? Good.
Ruth and Michel (or Miguel, evidently, depending on the translation) are going through rough times. Ruth wants a divorce and Michel wants to try and hang on, but Ruth wants nothing more to do with him. In fact, she already has a new man - Paul. She decides to get away and Ruth and Paul escape to her seaside villa. Everything is wondrous. Kissing, making love, and exotic gifts abound. Then, things start going wrong, putting Ruth in harms way more than once. Ruth suspects her ex, especially after he appears at their door one night. Paul invites him in and things start to get even more complicated. And, who's that lovely woman who is hanging around the villa? And who is the man that Paul knows from his army days who seems to be a crack shot with an interesting past?
At first, I thought this was going to be a rather run-of-the-mill "if I can't have her, no one will!" kind of plot, but it's SO much more than that. Things just keep getting more and more complex and cruel as the film rolls along. Analía Gadé Ruth character seems rather lost and Jean Sorel plays the perfect Prince Charming. As characters were woven in and out of the story, I became more and more interested in exactly what was going on. I love the way things kept shifting and changing all the way through to the film's final credits.
This is a fantastic little romance mystery that is a must watch. Especially to see the fantastic 1970's eye camera zooms! :) Check it out!