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See How They Fall (1994)

Regarde les hommes tomber (original title)
Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a ... See full summary »

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Marx
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Simon
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Johnny
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Louise
Christine Pascal ...
Sandrine
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Mickey
Yves Verhoeven ...
Homosexual
Marc Citti ...
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Roger Mollien ...
Marlon
Pierre Guillemin ...
Mr. Vernoux
Philippe du Janerand ...
Merlin
Rywka Wajsbrot ...
Mme Rajenski
Blats ...
Donata
Laurence Bienvenu ...
Nurse
François Toumarkine ...
Hired man #1
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Simon is a sales representative about fifty. When Mickey, his cop friend, is being shot, he leaves everything to find the murderers. Two years before, Marx, an old gambler, met Frederic, a young man that does not look very smart and started to follow him everywhere (as a puppy) and changed his name to Johnny to please Marx. Of course, Simon's story is related with Marx and Johnny's one. But the thriller is only a pretext for a psychological description of the three main characters. Written by Yepok

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An interesting structure and mix of tones
7 July 2011 | by (US) – See all my reviews

While it doesn't all 'work', this is a more interesting partial failure than most people's complete successes.

An oddball mix of thriller, character study and very quirky comedy. It follows two parallel stories that finally intersect.

a) The unlikely, ultimately homo-erotic friendship between a small time con-man/drifter (Jean- Louis Trintignant), and the semi-retarded wanderer he meets on the road (Mathieu Kassovitz).

and b) a man's mid-life crisis when a cop friend is shot and left brain dead, leading him to give up everything, work, marriage, to try and find meaning in his life by finding the killers.

There are leaps of logic, but some very nice character moments as well. I liked it even better on 2nd viewing.


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