A woman with a metal plate in her head from a childhood car accident embarks on a bizarre journey, bringing her into contact with a firefighter who's reunited with his missing son after 10 years.

  • Released: 2021-07-14
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Vincent Lindon, Agathe Rousselle, Garance Marillier, Laïs Salameh, Mara Cissé, Marin Judas, Diong-Kéba Tacu, Myriem Akheddiou, Bertrand Bonello, Céline Carrère, Adèle Guigue, Thibault Cathalifaud, Dominique Frot, Lamine Cissokho, Florence Janas, Frédéric Jardin, Olivia Venner, Thibault Villette, Nathalie Boyer, Mehdi Rahim-Silvioli, Théo Hellermann, Anaïs Fabre
  • Director: Julia Ducournau
  • parvati_patil_mm24 - 24 March 2024
    What did I just watch?
    I had seen this film being mentioned in multiple lists of weird or disturbing films. I wasn't prepared for what I watched though.

    The element of mechanophilia was relatively original and in my opinion, keeping it as the main focus of the story would have been enough to keep this movie interesting and have us see how her pregnancy goes along the way.

    But then so many other equally strange and unexplained elements were added. We never get any kind of explanation on her behaviour, why she commits all these crimes, and then why she would decide to impersonate a long-lost boy and go live with his father.

    The part with the father adds new levels of uncomfortable, with very awkward scenes of affection and completely incomprehensible reactions to each other's behaviour.

    Like another review very accurately pointed out, it becomes quite frustrating watching movies where characters do not have normal or rational reactions to what is happening around them. It doesn't matter if it's sci-fi, it doesn't matter if it's fantasy. You still expect people to react in certain possible ways that make sense. This is not the case here.

    On a technical level, direction was very good and special effects were strong.

    But they could not redeem the overall absurdity of the story.
  • danielth-781-507519 - 31 October 2023
    A truly rubbish film
    I will right off the bat admit that 'body horror' is my least favourite 'genre' and I can barely stomach any film that falls in to this category (I'm one of those people who can't even eat when something I find disgusting is on TV). That being said, I don't think I have ever seen anything quite so bonkers (and not in a good way) in my life. How this has got the reviews it has truly shows that film (and art in general) is completely subjective.

    For me, this film has zero plot, zero ideas, zero character development, zero anything. I literally cannot comprehend what a single minute of it is meant to mean. Truly one of the most boring, pointless and stupid films I've ever seen.
  • CDiablo - 6 January 2023
    Don't ask questions just enjoy the sights and sounds....
    Titane is a movie that makes no sense whatsoever. No effort is made to explain anything, some things happen then the movie ends(due to something that is kind of explained) while abandoning other things you wished were answered.

    The beginning of the movie kind of starts building up something, justifies the second act and then the second and third act mostly ignore the first act with an otherwise middling drama focused plot.

    I watched this because it is supposed to be horror, and it's occasionally body horror but more drama than anything.

    The movie is beautifully shot, has great lighting and a fantastic score. For me that is the main event of the film and I can often appreciate a film on that being the backbone of it.

    4 Stars because the movie is pretty boring in the latter 2 acts which make up 80% or so percent of the movie. I think it might land better with the artistic crowd but I don't know if I would recommend this to anyone. If you do watch it fire up your favorite search engines because you will be confused by the time the film ends.
  • jadavix - 7 October 2022
    Unpleasant and uninteresting
    "Raw" was a good, challenging movie that I've never forgotten, but I doubt I'll remember "Titane", the director's follow-up. This one is weirder than "Raw", but less interesting. It feels like two movies: there's a jarring change of topic at the half-way point, and the point of view we're following even seems to change. The developments are so bizarre and ridiculous that I lost interest.

    Why did this win the Palme d'Or? I take it that political correctness may have played a role. It's a movie about a woman directed by a woman, and features totally unerotic, graphic female nudity, and makes pregnancy look totally repulsive. If a man had made it, he'd be called sexist and misogynist. A woman made it, so it's called feminist.

    The only scene in the whole movie that seems to happen in anything like reality features the part-metal psychopath protagonist on a bus where she and another woman are harassed by young men. This scene sticks out so much that you wonder why they included it. Perhaps for feminist cred?

    I guess that's what won this bizarre, unpleasant and uninteresting movie the Palme d'Or.
  • lesliekangas - 2 August 2022
    Somewhat captivating
    I almost turned it off a couple times and maybe should have to save a couple hours of my life. Interesting plot kept me in it to end and not sure what to make of it after it finished.