In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.
The fire department in a small town is having a big party when the ex-boss of the department celebrates his 86th birthday. The whole town is invited but things don't go as planned. Someone ... See full summary »
When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters--an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire--to rescue him.
I have only seen a tiny bit of "Panique au Village"--just the episode "Le Gateau" (The Cake), so please take my review with a grain of salt. In other words, I don't in any way intend to review each episode of this show--just give my impressions from a complete outsider who never got to see it when it aired on television.
I stumbled on this show rather by accident and was immediately struck by how dopey the show looked. After all, it was all made using brightly colored clay and children's plastic toys--talk about cheesy. In fact, there was little attempt to make it look sophisticated and I assume it was targeted to kids (here in the States, Nickelodeon channel used to have some shorts that were similar). It's all very simple and childish....yet oddly, it's also quite funny in an unsophisticated way. Some of the more artsy-fartsy folks out there might be put off by it, but it does make you laugh! In this silly episode, a horse, a cowboy and an America-Indian live together. The horse has made a cake but wants the others to leave it alone until morning. Well, the Indian just can't help himself, and so his roommate (the cowboy) knocks him around--and often the horse does this to both of them. And then, out of the blue, a bear enters the picture and it's all very slapstick and silly--too weird and silly to describe accurately here.
Overall, this is a great film to watch with young kids. They'll laugh until they puke and parents will find that it's more tolerable and interesting than the usual kids' fare.
3 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?