Unmade Beds

Director: Amos Poe
Year Released: 1976
Rating: 1.0

Poe's attempt at a French New Wave film centers on photographer Rico (Duncan Hannah) who identifies a little too closely with gangsters he saw in movies ... and at some point he gets himself killed (I think).  It's barely coherent even going by student film standards, and almost entirely pointless (except for a cameo by Debbie Harry): everyone is quite aware that in a lot of nouvelle vague movies there are a lot of scenes of dudes in bed with pretty girls smoking cigarettes and philosophizing ... but it was their style and they were going to run with it.  If the attempt here is to emulate those auteurs, it feels disingenuous; if it's to satirize them, it should have cut deeper.