Friday, 15 February 2013

"Wen did you eat?" a.k.a. "Morbidly Obese"

FYC: "Wen did you eat?" a.k.a. "Morbidly Obese" - Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's brooding masterpiece on the Kant-ian dichotomy between appearances and reality starts with three out-of-their-depth language students from the provinces of mainland China - Hu, Wen and Wei - arriving at their grim hostel dorm in London's King's Cross. Low on funds, unable to speak the language and with high gastronomic standards, the three slowly starve until they hit on the idea of tailing the incredibly fat man who lives next door to the hostel. Soon they are able to eat well and economically merely by going to the same restaurants as the large gentleman. But little do they know that he is in fact a cannibal - perhaps he is stalking them!?

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