Oh baby. Where to even begin… Let’s start by saying you will never see another movie exactly like Titane. It is one of the most unique, disturbing, ultraviolent, grimy, confusing, mind-bending, haunting, and (believe it or not…) kind of sweet, movies you’ll ever see. I’m telling you, the French know how to make some seriously disturbing films, and this one is right there toward the top of the list. Here is the brief, and very-vague-on-purpose, imdb synopsis:
Following a series of unexplained crimes, a father is reunited with the son who has been missing for 10 years. Titane: A metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, with high tensile strength alloys.
Titane is an experience. And it’s not exactly a pleasant one. But man oh man, is it one you’ll never forget. I wrote about the movie Lamb a few days, and how it’s very poetic and slow, but disturbing, and when it’s over you keep thinking about it. That is the same ultimate feeling and experience when you finish with Titane, only you get there in pretty much the polar exact opposite way. This movie is fast, crazy, and flat out BONKERS. Again, some may argue it’s not horror, and to that I whole-heartedly disagree. This thing is messed up and horrific. Dear God this movie will not be for everyone. But it did win the Palme d’or at the Cannes Film Festival, so it definitely has its audience. I don’t want to reveal a damn thing about this movie because you really do have to go through it on your own. Just prepare yourself for a lot of excessive everything – nudity, violence, cringe-worthy moments, jaw-dropping what did I just see moments, and a hell of a lot of Cronenberg-ian body horror. It is unbelievably unique and a film experience I won’t soon forget. Prepare yourself for one of the craziest movies of the year. Enjoy.
Where to Watch: Still in theaters and OnDemand.
Food/Drink Pairing: A nice tall glass of motor oil.