Anthony Higgins in 1980s
Max, mon amour
Jean-Claude Carriere had an idea how a long-time married couple can return love and harmony to their relationship: clever wife should find a lover, not a man, but a monkey. Nagisa Oshima took the idea, wrote the script and filmed "Max, Mon Amour".
On a first viewing, the story might seem boring to you. The second time you©ll find a good acting. The third time, if you will throw out all the nonsense, and find a pleasure in viewing the static coldness of mise en scenes, and impassive actors' beauty, and the slowness of the plot, you'll get the clear story with some funny and simple ideas. Maybe you'll like it, maybe not. It depends on your own tastes in art.
Anthony Higgins shows us one of his best roles. Nowhere else can you see extremely green eyes on him. Here you'll find some new shades of reactions, sharp and truthful. But everything that actors do they do under directing, so there is no lightness and grotesque of French cinema traditions. This is simply one of Anthony Higgins' must be seen movies. As you can see, I©m trying to persuade you to watch this masterpiece. You'll enjoy it and, maybe, you will laugh few times.
Promo photos are at "Movie promotional photos".
Photo from shooting are at "Behind the scene".
39-th Cannes Film Festival photos with Anthony Higgins, Charlotte Rampling and Nagisa Oshima are at "Photos, autographs and portraits" page.
P.S. I like French. Half of the movie is in French with English subs.
P.P.S. This is the first time the magnificent Diana Quick shares her gifted talent with Anthony Higgins. The second one is "Nostradamus" (1994). Her roles are identical in both movies - Mr. Higgins character's mistress.