This is the only movie directed by Henri Lanoé who has essentially worked as an editor.
Depicted by one of the happy few Americans who reviewed it as a "sci fi comedy" ;Marcel Pagnol meets Ed Wood with a dash of Tim Burton thrown in for good measure.
Your disbelief needs to be suspended if you are going to appreciate this zany story :two reporters,you could call Dumb and Dumber ,are the despair of their boss ,but one of them is akin to the newspaper's owner.(the headlines are a good moment of humor);they are sent to a tiny island off Britanny coasts where a woman is to give birth to quints.
There's just one problem:in the grand tradition of Pagnol ,she's going to be an unwed mom ,which dishonors both dad and big brother:"he'll have to make amends by marrying her" ;but who is he? Mainly in its first part ,the cinematography shows an almost disturbing landscape and the screenplay hints at Breton legends ,witches, sprites ,and dolmens (including a rather saucy song about them).Enter ETs -who may or may not be Martians -(one of them played by Amanda Lear!)- .These space people have cat eyes and a disintegrating pistol;and when they touch a woman 's lips with their magic kiss...
Jean Rochefort is a reliable actor,Macha Méril is charming,and the story not too derivative ;if you are not asking too much ,you can have a look .
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