Fantastic effort from Doyle - embodies all the qualities of his best scores. I'm liking THOR as well, but DROITE is a cut above even for Doyle.
That shouldn't be too surprising, though. As successful and well-known as his collaborations with Kenneth Branagh have been, his scores for Régis Wargnier have been his masterpieces: Indochine, Une Femme Française, Pars Vite et Reviens Tard, and Est-Ouest.
Now, can we please, please get a soundtrack for Man To Man?
Never heard about the film. Did it get a U.S. release? The main title music I just played sounds terrific. Definitely looking forward to a CD release of this score.
Wargnier's last few films have not been released in the US. I tracked down MAN TO MAN and PARS VITE ET REVIENS TARD on import DVDs to check them out and can safely say the US didn't miss anything - they're dreadful, nothing like his amazing EST/OUEST.
It's a lovely score. Yes, it has a Philipp Glass vibe like a LOT of stuff these days, but it's refreshing from Doyle's pen (he's always had certain minimalist tendencies here and there). Certainly more rewarding than a lot of other stuff he's done recently, including the AMERICA symphony thingie.