La Belle Verte (English, The Green Beautiful) is a 1996 French film, written and directed by Coline Serreau. She is a French actress, film director and writer, whose biggest commercial success was Trois hommes et un couffin (Mr. Spock directed later an English copy, Three men and a baby). This one, La Belle Verte, is relatively unknown, and surely rare, compared with the films we are used to watch.
|La Belle Verte|
The film’s protagonist is Mila, an alien woman from a green beautiful planet. She is sent to another planet to make a check of developments there; this is an unpleasant, contaminated, violent, dangerous planet that no one else wants to visit: Earth.
I use to read some reviews about the films, before to watch them. About this film, I found people claiming it is a masterpiece, a cult movie, and in the other side (minority, just one), other people say it’s naive and silly.
In my opinion, maybe it’s excessive to label it as a masterpiece. But anyway, for those who don’t measure the quality of a movie by the spectacularity of its special effects, La Belle Verte is beautiful, agreeable, a movie that makes you feel better since you start watching it, and you’ll find a smile in your face when it ends. And it’s nicely naive, indeed, because it shows what our planet could be but isn’t. I highly recommend this movie.
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