Sunday, January 15, 2006

Elementary Particles: The Movie

The film adaptation of Michel Houellebecq's novel The Elementary Particles (also known as Atomised) is being screened in competition at the Berlin Film Festival which is starting next month. Here is the link to the trailer (its in German; translated, the tagline seems to be "Two Brothers, Two Lives, Thousand Worlds"). I had never heard of the director Oskar Roehler before but this news report says that, "he could be the most esteemed European director you've never heard of. But that's about to change." Hmmm. Also adding that Germans call him "the next Fassbinder". Well, if that is true, they have found the right man to adapt the book which is full of disgust and is relentlessly misanthropic. I am hoping the film is good. Anyway it will surely be long when I get to see it, which is if I get to see it at all!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very nice