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No cigar ,and not even close.
27 February 2016
There were harsh words said about this hopeless flick in "La Saison
Cinematographique 1979-80" and I can find little fault in the opinion
expressed;considering its low rating on this site,the IMDb users agree.
Christian Gion in one of the cheesiest directors of the French
eighties/nineties,disguising his coarse comedies as would be social
For instance ,"Le Gagnant" depicts the French (?) infatuation for the
national lottery "it's easy,it's cheap,and it can bring you a lot!"So
almost all the scenes,but some "romantic love scenes between a plumber
-who looks more like a young trendy cat- and a bourgeois girl,played by
two bland "actors" ,revolve around a single subject :to win on the
lottery: in the cafés,the banks,the hero's parents' home .... even
during his maths evening classes,the teacher gives an improbable course
on probability (to win of course!).I dare you to laugh once,cause there
is not a single good gag in the whole screenplay.To look trendy,the
director included nightclub scenes with horrible disco music ;during
the young plumber's frames of mind,a "poetic" "tuneful" score is heard.
I watched it for the one and only reason that Stephane Audran was in
it:why this clever actress got involved in that business is beyond me.
The title is a misnomer:the hero may be the winner,but the viewer is
the loser for sure!
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