Character actor Michael Shannon has been nominated for his second Oscar for his role in the 2016 thriller Nocturnal Animals. "No Small Parts" takes a look at some of the other characters he's played in the past.
David is an accountant. He leaves town every Friday, pretending he is going to take care of his parents at their old people's home. But actually his parents are dead, and he spends the ... See full summary »
Three friends face mid-life crises. Paul is a writer who's blocked. François has lost his ideals and practices medicine for the money; his wife grows distant, even hostile. The charming ... See full summary »
The petite waitress Johnny works and lives in a truck-stop, where she's lonely and longs for love. She develops a crush on the garbage truck driver Krassky, although her sleazy boss Boris ... See full summary »
Two whimsical, aimless thugs harass and assault women, steal, murder, and alternately charm, fight, or sprint their way out of trouble. They take whatever the bourgeois characters value: ... See full summary »
A common thief (Depardieu) breaks into the house of a professional dominatrix (Ogier), and begins to help her "train" her clients. Though this world is alien to his experience, he finds ... See full summary »
Black comedy about solitude and the dehumanization of the modern world, through the adventures of three men. First introduced is Alphonse Tram, an unemployed young man. His only neighbour ... See full summary »
Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends with even most influential members of French industrial and political elite during ... See full summary »
Pierre (Gérard Depardieu) is the son of the owner of a small furniture factory. Business is not going well, as he finds out after his father suffers a stroke. The hand made furniture cannot keep up with the competition. In order to pay his staff he decides to rob banks and post offices. At one of the robberies a worker at the post office, Nelly (Marlène Jobert), faints and Pierre feels guilty about what happened. He tries to make up with her but at first she want nothing to do with him. In the meantime Pierre tries to keep up a happy life with his wife Martha and their three year old son. After many encounters Nelly finally gives in and eventually falls for him. She even commits a robbery on her own. The money is all hid in a tree, but it goes wrong when a couple see the motor bike and conclude it is the one they heard and read about from the robberies. Eventually clues lead to Pierre and he is arrested during a theater performance. The movie is a lovely sad style comedy but charming and with good acting on all parts. The pace is slow but in keeping with the way films were shot in the middle seventies.
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