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Charge! (2000)
"À l'attaque!" (original title)

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Two scriptwriter friends with clashing personalities decide to write a contemporary political film. The difficulties are enormous. Traps abound. They stray from the plot, argue and make up,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ariane Ascaride ...
Lola
Pierre Banderet ...
M. Moreau
Frédérique Bonnal ...
Marthe
Patrick Bonnel ...
Henri, the wanker
Jacques Boudet ...
Pépé Moliterno
Christine Brücher ...
Mme Moreau
Francis Caviglia ...
Old man with the moped
Romane Dahan ...
The baby
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Jean-Do
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ...
M. Moreau's accountant
Jacques Germain ...
TV presenter
Alain Lenglet ...
Neils, the banker
Dunnara Meas ...
Shanghaï
Gérard Meylan ...
Gigi
Miloud Nacer ...
Mouloud
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Two scriptwriter friends with clashing personalities decide to write a contemporary political film. The difficulties are enormous. Traps abound. They stray from the plot, argue and make up, with their lives constantly intertwined with the exemplary story of the "Moliterno & co." Garage. Gigi and Jean Do repair cars. Lola then polishes them while Marthe makes out the bills. Grandpa teaches the baby Italian revolutionary songs while Vanessa and Mouloud sell flowers and sea urchins at the market. The entire family works their fingers to the bone, twelve hours a day, seven days a week to get by in this time of high unemployment. But then, globalization sails onto the horizon and a multinational threatens to rock this "raft of the Meduse". Our heroes take up arms. With the support of the entire population, they triumph, as befits a tale set in Estaque. Written by Anonymous

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Original but stifled talent.
22 October 2003 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

From the director of A LA PLACE DU COEUR, but inarguably a lesser work. Two scriptwriters holed up in Guediguian's favorite city - Marseille, are collaborating on a movie being shot there. They cannot agree on certain aspects of the script and end up squabbling.

Utilising the tried and tested "film within a film" technique, the viewer sees the "alternative" scripts actually played out. In the end though we are not sure whether we are watching a comedy or a drama with little or no central core.

Certainly worth seeing but eminently forgettable.


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