“The End” shown as part of the “Forum” selection at the Berlinale is the story of a lonely man (Gerard Depardieu), whose hunting routine leads him to some sort of strange trip through the forest. He subsequently gets completely lost and seems to have lost his mind.
At first, we pay attention to Depardieu’s imposing and almost grotesque sizable physique, which gradually becomes part of this uncanny narrative at the cross section of dark fantasy, dementia and reality.
If you never sure what is really happening as the story unfolds, Director Guillaume Nicloux manages to make the film a slow-paced but yet gripping and thrilling experience. Some kind of dark tale in which G.Depardieu akin to a beast led to the slaughterhouse, totally surrenders himself and bares it all.
The End by Guillaume Nicloux With Gérard Depardieu, Swann Arlaud, Audrey Bonnet, Didier Abot, Xavier Beauvois
By Fab Poller