Thierry (Gérard Sandoz) drops out of school to apprentice as a lion tamer at the zoo when he meets Roselyne (Isabelle Pasco), who shares his passion. They fall in love and when he loses his... See full summary »
Michel, a psycho-analyst, falls asleep while listening to his patient Olga, a kleptomaniac and a sexual pervert, tell him how she likes her husband beating her. When he wakes up, he finds ... See full summary »
Hélène de Fougerolles,
Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic
Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller.
Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life, working diligently and writing in his spare time. One day, Betty walks... See full summary »
On December 8, 1995, at the age of 43, Jean-Dominque Bauby, editor-in-chief of ELLE Magazine, suffered from a stroke and fell into a coma. When Bauby awoke he found himself completely ... See full summary »
Star Yves Montand died of cardiac arrest a few days after he had acted out a scene in this movie in which his character also died of cardiac arrest. On his way to the hospital, he said "I know I'm a goner, but it's not serious. I've had a terrific life." See more »
This beautiful and stimulating movie continues Beineix's orientation towars socially marginal male anti-establishmentarian characters on a romantic quest. The visual lyricism and meditative nature of this film are wonderful, although the plot seems less coherent than in Diva. If you liked that latter film, this is definitely worth seeking out and watching for similar elements, a whiff of contemporary France's multiculturalism and inequality and a deeper sense of longing for romantic or spiritual fulfillment. Beineix can be faulted for keeping the female characters in this film on the level of pure archetype, but this male pseudo-Butch-and-Sundance road movie has humor, keen visuals and variety.
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