Ring Finger, The
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Iris (Olga Kurylenko of QUANTUM OF SOLACE) is twenty years old and works on the assembly line of a fizzy drink factory. One day, she loses the tip of her ring finger in an industrial injury, leading her to quit her job and move to the port city nearby. Wandering the town, Iris comes across a laboratory of a very peculiar kind, where she is engaged as an assistant. Clients come in regularly, bringing with them all sorts of personal belongings they want processed and preserved forever in the laboratory. Without fully grasping what is at play around her, Iris gradually engages in a disturbing love affair with her enigmatic employer.
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The movie is slow paced about young woman named Iris (Olga Kurylenko) who appears to be romance-starved. After losing her job because of an injury, she finds a room at a hotel which she is told she must share with someone who works nights. She asks "With a man?". In another scene she is helped into a ferry by a man with whom she silently flirts as they travel. After the ferry docks, she follows him into a park but loses track of him. Now as a "lost babe in the woods" and at a crossroad, she hears a "magic" flute played by a young boy that entices her to an old boarding house. There she accepts a job with another man who intrigues her. What does he do? He claims his role is to solve personal problems of people that come to him. His work consists of preserving objects for people who really need it and can find the place blindfolded. Later in the movie he says that the objects are not for nostalgic remembering, but for separation and closure. She accepts the job and leaves for the day.
Shortly afterwards, she is seen unwrapping her injured ring finger and looking at it. In the evening, she walks in the red light district and gazes at the ladies for sale in the storefronts. What is she thinking?
In the morning, Iris's first phone call is from a client looking for the previous receptionist in order to ask her to dinner. Iris tells the man that the girl doesn't work here any more and that he shouldn't call again. The Conserver listens and tells her she does that very well.
The next morning she gets up and touches her roommate's clothes. Later he is seen touching and smelling her clothes. One evening when she comes back to the hotel, she observes him as he leaves the key with the clerk. The two have a mild longing for each other throughout the movie. Near the end he whispers something in French, but no subtitle is provided.
One day a woman comes in to preserve the sound of a score given to her by a former boyfriend. The Conserver has it played to a small audience. The melody is a haunting piano melody by Steve Nieve called Window#1 from his Windows CD.
Another day, the Conserver gives Iris a pair of shoes which she accepts. He asks her to wear them all the time. She silently agrees. Do the shoes give him a possessive power over her? Do they make her willing to remove her clothes for him? In one scene she asks about her old shoes, he curiously backs away from her.
The boarding house, now laboratory, has two female guests left behind, a pianist and a telefonist. There is also a young boy who mysteriously plays in the house. There is an old photograph of the former residents, twenty girls and a man in a lab coat. The man in the photo looks similar to the Conserver. When Iris puzzling looks at that photo, there is an exchange of smiles between the Conserver and the old telefonist.
The movie has a haunting sound track by Beth Gibbons, a sensual tension between a sweaty Iris and the men she encounters. The movie is worth watching and the expressive facial beauty of Iris helps. But if you don't like movies that leave you wondering, find something else. Who is the young boy? Who is the young girl in the preserved photo who is wearing similar shoes? Why does the old telefonist tell her that the previous receptionist "disappeared"? What is the meaning of the spilled Mah-Jong set, a set which represents the philosophy of the universe? Where does Iris go in the end?
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I will say it was ok! I don't rally know what else to say abou the film.Read more