Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of ... See full summary »

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Wintertime in Lyons. About a dozen people, men and women, are having a snowball fight in the middle of a tree-lined street. The cyclist coming along the road becomes the target of opportunity. He falls off his bicycle. He's not hurt, but he rides back the way he came, as the fight continues. Uh-oh. He forgot his cap in the snow. Written by David Carless

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Snowball fight
28 May 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

As others have noted, what convincingly appears to be a spontaneous snowball fight involving men, women and children from all classes is in all probability a staged event (the likelihood of a wandering cameraman stumbling upon such a scene is highly unlikely) but it is still extremely enjoyable and lent an element of slapstick by the hapless cyclist who wanders into the midst of the fight only to find himself unseated by a barrage of snowballs and beating a hasty and undignified retreat. The film has a terrific sense of liveliness and fun thanks to the obvious pleasure of the participants of the fight - and let's face it; who amongst us doesn't enjoy a good snowball fight?


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