Que Dieu Bénisse l’Amérique [May God Bless America] (2006)

(On DVD, September 2007) What a mess. Take September 11, add a serial killer, add castration, add suburban angst, add pseudo-profound musings on the nature of North-American suburbia and stir. Yeah, you won’t like the result either, especially when, visually, it looks like something you could have shot with a bunch of middle-aged friends in your nearest suburb. Attempted profoundness quickly leads to achieved pretentiousness, and the film seems to implode on itself as all the plot threads are brought together. But don’t give up on that rental just yet: The DVD comes bundled with a short making-of film that is, I believe, the real worthwhile film on the platter. I won’t say any more: You will have to watch it to believe it.

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