Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

When this French documentary's number came up, I laughed out loud. Not because I find either the Vichy government's collaboration with the Nazi occupiers or the French Resistance funny, but because of Annie Hall. Alvy Singer always makes his girlfriend Annie go see The Sorrow and the Pity when they arrive to a film too late, and it freaking cracks me up--the title so perfectly encapsulates a movie a Woody Allen character would be obsessed with. As far as the movie itself goes, I only want to see it so I can laugh more authentically at AH. I'm sure that in the late 60s, barely twenty years after the war, the idea that the situation in France during the war was pretty intense was interesting and unexplored. Now, not so much. We'll get through it, Nat, and when Annie's number comes up, it will all be worth it!

Links to Review Posts for this Film:
Tracy's "Annie Hall was a saint"
Natalie's "Read a Book Instead"

1 comment:

  1. I laughed, too--but only because I had to spin through 5 unavailable films to get THIS movie? The list hates me :)