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Le Dernier Combat

I saw Luc Besson's Le Dernier Combat years ago, shortly after Leon was released, and he was enjoying a moment of respectability (before the Fifth Element and Joan of Arc did away with that, and he went on to write such films as the Transporter). Black and white and mostly silent--no words are uttered, if I remember correctly, until the end--it deals with men in a post apocalyptic environment, fighting over what the audience presumes is one of the last, or the last, women.

On youtube, someone mixed scenes of it against Start to Melt by Peter Bjorn and John.



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catsparx
Aug. 18th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
I loved Last Combat but I won't hear a word said against 5th Element. One of the fabbest sci fi movies of all time.
angriest
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:14 am (UTC)
Besson apparently wrote the storyline when he was 14 years old, which based on the film I can certainly believe.
catsparx
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
Besson did his best work early in his career
benpeek
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
this is certainly true.
benpeek
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
lol.

fifth element had nice designs. the rest of it is pretty waste.
angriest
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
Milla Jovovich is very good in it. As you say, it's very pretty. I do like it a lot, pretty much for those two reasons.

Pity the script sucks.
benpeek
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
yeah. that didn't change in his later work, either.
angriest
Aug. 18th, 2009 04:31 am (UTC)
I do really like Leon/The Professional, and there are parts of Joan of Arc/The Messenger that I think are exceptional - but not the whole movie.
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