The Hierarchies of Love

Film Review by Dean Duncan Jun 1, 2015

More nice exteriors. The French context deepens the obvious scenario in interesting ways. A soldier pursues a servant girl, but then has to cede to a superior. And so on. None of them seem to question the appropriateness of chasing after said servant girl. And they’re all so sophisticated or permissive that what might have been E. Porter-calibre righteous indignation becomes a relaxed, Lubitsch-like wink. It’s only when you spell things out for yourself that it all becomes corrupt and corrupting. Look at that. I’m sounding like a Dad with daughter. Or a prig. Have a go at it yourselves!