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2 items from 2014

Film Review: ‘The Medicine Seller’

29 January 2014 7:30 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

More than just a topical issue movie cashing in on recent scandals, “The Medicine Seller” is a taut, stylish drama that addresses shady practices in the pharmaceutical industry. Enriched by standout performances, an overall tight script and editing that expertly drives the tension forward, this sophomore effort from director Antonio Morabito (“Cecilia”) marks a leap forward and should announce him as a helmer to watch. Local rollout still hasn’t been fixed, though the pic is a natural for Italo showcases and could even see Euro theatrical play if critical support is strong enough to get it noticed.

Recent accusations that GlaxoSmithKline, among other companies, regularly bribed doctors and hospitals to prescribe (and often over-prescribe) its brand of pills add a layer of verisimilitude, reinforced by just enough clinical detail to make “The Medicine Seller” feel very real. Bruno (Claudio Santamaria) is a drug salesman for ultracompetitive pharmaceutical giant Zafer. »

- Jay Weissberg

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Pauline Detective | Review

8 January 2014 4:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Pauline at the Beach: Fitoussi’s Breezy Caper Good for a Laugh

Director Marc Fitoussi seems inclined toward breezy-haired, bauble headed gamines that get jostled around like seaweed in unpredictable waters. While his 2010 film Copacabana was a notable comedy starring Isabelle Huppert as the comic foil (rather than the ‘straight man’ for once), his latest reunites him with Sandrine Kiberlain, who starred in his 2007 debut, La Vie D’Artist. It’s quite easy to see why he’s attracted such talents as he seems to have a knack for an offbeat drollery with actresses that seem unconventional leads in a comedic vehicle. Inconsequential? Perhaps. But there’s an undeniable delight in watching his funny ladies as they cross in and out of slight frippery. While his features are hard to get a hold of in the Us, possibly because of their very slightness, his latest, like his others, is certainly »

- Nicholas Bell

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