Too Old To Die Young: series, Nicolas Winding Refn for Amazon Prime Video
Six years from one of the more recent provocations of the history of the Cannes film Festival (return to the Croisette with a masterpiece of hermeticism as Only God Forgives, the film to be more beautiful, complex, fascinating, and buffer, after being awarded for best director two years before, with a Drive, subverting all the expectations of those who Drive it-it was a sort of spiritual sequel), the master of provocation Nicolas Winding Refn is review on the French coast abetting and challenging his audience, bringing even more to the test the patience.
Of his new fatigue-Too Old To Die Young, a mini-series in ten episodes to Amazon Prime Video, they are in fact incredibly episodes 4 and 5 they were to be shown in the preview to the world's press, and already this detail – as if that was not enough irony, paradox of putting forward this cause, in the Festival's most overtly anti-streaming is that there is – exudes all the boldness of the idea at the basis of this crazy project, that is, to overthrow completely, and forever, the way of thinking to the medium of television (even Lynch, as we said in 2017, he flew to Cannes with Twin Peaks: The Return by mounting the first two episodes of the revival as a two hour movie).
Refn, however, is that of pleasure cares to imagine – in spite of the sophistication of the obsessive-compulsive of aesthetics more airtight as possible, which is of his works can push you to think of him to whom his works has not the slightest desire to starsele to study and decipher – from the much-hated (and posting its best work for those who write) Only God Forgives again, else without if and without but in a tale of ten hours (presumably, as I said we have only seen the episodes 4-5), strong of the pen dry and deep by Ed Brubaker, that fans of american comics will know of some as the best writer of noir by at least fifteen to twenty years.
Miles Teller is a cop who moves brooding (imitating the thread and sign the subtraction of Ryan Gosling, could be the same character before or after a transplant of a face) in a world that is almost always the night that wanders from the parts of urban western which will be painted by the brush strokes of noir very often neon, a world that seems like ours but which in reality is only one of Refn, extreme in everything to the limits of the post-apocalyptic, where everything is bad and everything is dark and crappy, and malatissima and the (very few, almost silent) dialogues are concluded by heavy scatarrate to the ground.
A world of cops-vigilant and pornography and whores, girls invaghite of adult violent and out of a complex of Elettra suggested (so far), but well clear of the deserts, boundless and pursuits clubs that go on until dawn and beyond on the notes of hit forget that keep you awake in spite of everything. In spite of everything.
The poetic nihilist of the eternal anti-hero who observes the silent brutality that surrounds him and welcomes immersing himself in it with a sort of “resigned emphasis,” is all from the east – the key to Refn is the work of Takeshi Kitano – and the look visionary and psychedelic jodorowskyana memory, which emphasizes the gap between our world and this world, a world where the apollonian and the dionysian come into contact through a staging that wants to represent with mathematical order in the visual chaos of the ancestral that burns in the human soul.
Totally not recommended to those in search of wholesome entertainment television. Too Old To Die Young is another thing, more distant, more detached, more ethereal, with flashes of disarming concreteness that reveal all the terrible truth about the nature of human that we try desperately to ignore.
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