Mouchette vs. Port of Shadows



on 9/24/2011

Hey, two movies with scenes involving bumper cars. I'm pretty sure that the only time the title character of Mouchette attains any sort of happiness during the film is when she meets that boy during bumper cars. Since her life sucks the rest of the time, I felt such hope. Anyway, I kind of felt bad for the gangster in Port of Shadows when he realizes that he rammed Jean Gabin with his bumper car, who proceeds to slap him up in front of everyone. The Mouchette scene turns out much sadder, though. These are both good flicks... I enjoy Robert Bresson's style more, at least from what I've seen of his work. Still, I'll go with Port of Shadows on this one since it seems more substantial.