On a farm in the West of France, Catherine a plump little girl, dreams of escaping her joyless life. Her parents do not seem to know what a heart is and her father can get violent ... See full summary »
Clara is happily married to a promising lawyer and lives in Paris. After the sudden death of her mother, Clara has to assume responsibility for her younger sister Lily, whose extreme sensitivity makes her vulnerable.
Gus (played by Guillaume Canet) suffers from narcolepsy. He falls asleep all the time and has dreams about supermen from comics (Van Damme would play one of these supermen, a short & secret appearance).
Young Bastien is very pleased when his hugely successful TV producer boss Jean-Louis Broustal begins to recognize him for his talents and then invites him to his country house for the weekend to work on a new show. But gradually it becomes clear that no work is going to be done. In fact, Broustal and his much younger pretty wife seem to want Bastien for something very different than for his television talents. But can he accept their offer? Can he afford not to? Things go awry and lead to a taut and frenzied finish. Written by
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I saw this movie yesterday at the "French Cinema Festival" in Skopje. I literally forced myself to see the movie, even though the IMDb critics weren't high because I have seen "Love me if you dare" (same leading actor and somewhat similar idea). I will just say that at the end this movie seemed like a reward for my stubbornness because it was refreshing in many ways:
1. The musical solutions in the film: inserting really sexy and love melodies in "inadequate" places just to accent the irony.
2. Camera solutions. For example: the toilet water splashes the camera too, or the movements of the camera when Canet character hits the door with the car.
3. Perfect timing for insertion of animated scenes.
4. Fashion solutions, indoor design as well as the choice of surroundings - all colored with that refined French taste.
5.The ending of a somewhat familiar idea (seen in "The Game" for example).
The only weak link in this movie were maybe the profiles of the characters - the lack of depth possibly. But! Given the fact that it inspired me to write for the first time on IMDb (despite being a member for several years now) I must conclude that it was really inspiration.
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