Good story but...
Mario Bergeron from Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Canada
30 July 2000
98 % of the time, French TV movies are badly made. This
ain't an exception and it's sad, because it had a very
story. It's about a jewish politician in France at the end
the 1930's and the early 1940's. Villeret plays, in a wonderful
way, the real and sad story of Georges Mandal. In the 1930's
he tells everybody that the Nazis will make a terrible war,
nobody listens to him, because he is jew. When the Germans
enters in France, Mandal refuses to collaborate to the
government and sent in jail. He will be shot. Comic actor
Jacques Villeret - he becomes better every year - plays
this dramatical role in a very serious way. The problem
the filmaking. Very ordinary and sometimes bad. But it's
very interesting to see Villeret in that kind of casting.
that, he will have great success with Le dîner de cons
Les enfants du marais. It is a great surprise, because
the 1960's, 1970's and most of the 1980's, he was just a
comic guy. Now he's becoming a very great actor.
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