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Comme un poisson hors de l'eau (1999)

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The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

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B.B.
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Myrtille
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Melvin
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Désiré
Mehmet Ulusoy ...
Le caïd
Gérard Ismaël ...
Nadir
José Garcia
André Pousse ...
Le Faucheur
Karine Nuris
Beatrice Palme ...
La femme du caïd
Zirek ...
Ramdah
Mahmut Demir ...
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Ali Ihsan Kaleci ...
Garde du corps 2
Ilhan Arkan ...
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Akbar Djabar ...
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The torpedo BB and his psychopath right hand Melvin has a plan of robbing a former opera singer for one of his beloved rare fishes and sell it back to him. The opera singer is in love with Myrtille, but is also a crook.

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Comedy failure
4 January 2001 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

It seems to be a common thing in the 90's to play with cliches. Some manage to do so with great talent. Hervé Hadmar doesn't. On the paper, the movie looked interesting though: the weak plot could have been saved by great moments of comedy, dark humour, and a very "décalé" style. Director Hadmar, unfortunately, kills his direction with his camera angles and his absolute lack of rhythm. Every joke is embarassing as no one reacts in the theater. The movie is incredibly slow, and the actors seem to be wondering what the hell they're doing in this ridiculous mascarade. What could have been a stylish funny mindless comedy ends up being a cathedral of boredom.


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