5 is the Perfect Number - Igort
As atmospheric as the best film noir, filled with shadows, rain drenched alleyways, religious imagery and desperate men dwarfed by post-impressionist Toulouse-Lautrec style billboards.
| 17 Mar 2006
Igort's stylish, cinematic panels are as atmospheric as the best film noir - full of shadows, rain-drenched alleyways, religious imagery and desperate men dwarfed by post-impressionist Toulouse-Lautrec-style billboards. In narrative terms it is underwhelming on first reading - its action cut short by a jump in time, its climactic scenes told only in flashback - but there is a depth that remains with you. Its portentous dreams and sincere emotions make it a tale of genuine humanity as much as mafia brutality. [Milo McLaughlin]
Published by Jonathan Cape. Out Now. (Cover Price Ã‚Â£12.99)