A second-class horror movie has to be shown at Cannes Film Festival, but, before each screening, the projectionist is killed by a mysterious fellow, with hammer and sickle, just as it happens in the film to be shown.
Yvon Rance, a born hairdresser and an elegant middle-aged man with a perfect toupee, reigns in his native Brittany over a clientèle of little old ladies. But his main reason for living, his... See full summary »
Gerard Depardieu plays a sleazy Paris nightclub owner and ex-detective who flies to Hong Kong to rescue the young son of a friend murdered by the Chinese mob. He leaves the boy in the hands... See full summary »
Maxime and Gerard are a couple of white-collar criminals condemned to 5 years in prison. Sandrine Athan, an honest and principled young police officer, is assigned the banal task of ... See full summary »
Lama Norbu comes to Seattle in search of the reincarnation of his dead teacher, Lama Dorje. His search leads him to young Jesse Conrad, Raju, a waif from Kathmandu, and an upper class ... See full summary »
After his successful `Une époque formidable', a comedy about homeless people, Gérard Jugnot came back with another, even more ambitious, comedy, about the Balkanic wars (though the place is left unnamed). A group of French tourists, vacationing in a Mediterranean island, is caught in the middle of a war they didn't even know about. In a few hours, they learn to set aside their former troubles (pending divorce, loneliness, ageing) so that they can cope with important matters, like avoiding to get killed or fishing corpses in a swimming pool. While the movie is not entirely satisfying (every character learns the usual lesson about what's really important in life, and the war they're in is too theoretical to be convincing), it explores a few new themes, like our (Western Europeans) ambiguous feelings about the Yugoslavian tragedies (and foreign tragedies in general), or the idea that we (Western Europeans) tend to live in a bubble that's bound to explode. Jugnot has certainly to be credited for taking comedy out of its usual tracks.
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