The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics. Frank, a business school graduate, returns to his provincial ... See full summary »
In December of 1999, François organizes a retreat to a small island for himself, some friends, and their children to avoid the craziness of Paris during the turn of the millennium. Things ... See full summary »
When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time; as he watches ... See full summary »
Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.
Recently fired from his job, but unable to confess the truth to his close-knit family, Vincent spends his days driving around the countryside, talking into his cell phone and staring into space. Vincent fabricates a new job for himself so his family and friends will not know that he is out of work. At one point, he even sneaks into an office building. As Vincent roams the building's sterile halls, peeking into meeting rooms where men are busy at work, we see a man who yearns not just for a new job, but also for a place in the world. While this pantomime of work initially registers as sad and even a little pathetic, it slowly and unnervingly becomes terrifying. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
Instead of dealing with meteors falling to earth, terrorists with nuclear missiles or cute ladies who have a long time to shag somebody, this movie is talking about some real problems of the modern society: a normal life is a tragedy. We have to work on subjects we hate, for people and enterprises we don't like. Dreaming is not allowed. Family is something that puts more appointments in our already full schedule, and love is corresponding to these commitments. No room for a middle-aged kid to play and leave. Until the kid flips out.
The main character fools everybody, his family, his friends the whole society he is trapped into. He is not a bad guy, he just needs to "steel" some time for himself. And when I say "time for himself", I don't mean having fun in parties with drugs and chicks. This guy prefers to drive his car around while listening to radio and staring from his window the landscape changing, that kind of stuff. He then tries something more adventurous, but I prefer not to continue on the plot, as some people may not have seen the movie yet.
It is simple story, easy to watch but not to thing about it.
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