sorry for the mistakes!
It seems a Grindhouse movie or if you prefer a Tarantino’s movie,
with the trailers of erotic movies and advertisements from the
seventies. Therefore, we thought we were facing something different
from what we later saw.
This disorientation, however, lasted very little, exactly the time of
the same trailer, with their cheerful music. Already in the first
images of the film, it is clear that the road is another, emphasized by
the same director and protagonist Pavel Ruminov who says, "I am a
director of Art House".
A phrase that may have been said by the character that he interprets
but according to the notes, this film is autobiographical and therefore
it is Ruminov himself to label himself net of a filmography that
extends long and wide between thrillers, horror and drama (at least
according to the labels of IMDB) and that ends here between grotesque,
drama and porn.
However, "Art House" is the most appropriate definition for "Love
Machine" that speaks of feelings and is interpreted, as well as by the
director, by his ex girlfriend. Good for Ruminov that should also
explain how to have a relationship so serene and open with a former
girlfriend, so to put it in a movie where she strips and have sex.
Apart from this, history, as autobiographical as possible, is rather
intuitive and serves for the experimentation and artistic vision of the
A cinematography of saturated colors, well-studied and sometimes
symbolic scenes (the naked woman playing with Rubik's cube) shows that
the director has left nothing to chance and that, above all, he has a
good hand. Hard moments that come out here and there (besides Ruminov
there is also his penis as a protagonist in masturbation scenes), oral
sex, naked women, enter this movie in the field of pornography,
although in our modest opinion it seems to us a ' Label too exaggerated.
To this are added some ironic moments and various film and music
quotes. Perhaps sometimes he gets too long in inner monologues but we
are quite sure the director's goal was not to tell something upsetting
but to probe the relationships between people, sex, affection and make
a visually pleasing thing. And he succeeded. Widely.
Sex is one of the best things in the relationship with Natasha, but one
day the relationship ends. She didn’t accept that because she
considers them inseparable (like the Twix's bars) and begins a sort of
stalking. Pavel who is again engaged is trying to avoid Natasha, and to
protect the new girlfriend but there is a bond, something that unites
him to the past.
The finale with the "joie de vivre" (so define an orgy) closes all.
You can see "Love Machine" on Vimeo.