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Whatever (1999)
"Extension du domaine de la lutte" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  13 October 1999 (France)
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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Bianco ...
La voix du narrateur (voice)
Philippe Harel ...
Notre Héros
José Garcia ...
Tisserand
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La psychologue
Cécile Reigher ...
Catherine Lechardoy
Marie-Charlotte Leclaire ...
La secretaire d H. La Brette
Philippe Agael ...
Henri La Brette
Alain Guillo ...
Buvet
Yvan Garouel ...
Un représentant du Ministère
Christophe Rossignon ...
Bernard
Nicolas Simon ...
Schnabele
Philippe Staw ...
Le psychiatre
Jean-Luc Abel ...
Le mendiant du métro
Constantine Attia ...
Le costaud du Malibu
Michka Assayas ...
Le chef du service informatique
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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

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A hadszíntér kiterjesztése  »

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Extension du domaine de la lutte, Philipe Harel, 1999
8 July 2003 | by (Stoke On Trent, England) – See all my reviews

A film about a bored, depressed fortysomething in nineties Paris with a total lack of a sex life, and his bleak, morose views on life and women. Despite his depression and loneliness, 'Our Hero' seems reluctant to do anything about his problems, unlike his business friend Tisserand, who at least tries to attract a partner - but is doomed to failure every time. Well directed, with an intriguing narrative structure, this is an interesting film even with it's almost constant downbeat, depressing tone.

6.5/10.


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