The Over-Eater (2003)
"L'outremangeur" (original title)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  16 July 2003 (France)
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An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.



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Credited cast:
Le commissaire Séléna
Rachida Brakni ...
Caroline Sihol ...
Anne Lachaume (as Caroline Silhol)
Émile Lachaume
Marc Brisset
Jean-Michel Noirey ...
Benoît Collet
Hubert Saint-Macary ...
Le juge Salabert
Valérie Messas ...
Clara Gauthier
Lucien Jean-Baptiste ...
Le légiste
Richard Guedj ...
Le médecin de l'hôpital
Eric Averlant ...
L'homme obèse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emmanuel Barilley ...
Richard Séléns
Armand Binisti
Jean-Luc Bosso
Mikaël Chiche ...
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An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.

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$283,846 (France) (18 July 2003)


$283,846 (France) (18 July 2003)

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Insipid, but beautifully crafted
22 November 2005 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I came to watch this only because it was on TV while I was sick and had absolutely nothing else to do. I did not know in advance that Eric Cantona (former soccer star of Manchester United and French national team fame) was in this. I had heard that he's making art films or somesuch nowadays, but thought his acting career couldn't consist of much more than cameos to attract attention.

This prejudice turned out to be ill-advised; Cantona is actually quite solid in this film playing an obsessively eating cop. Rachida Brakni is also a nice choice for Elsa, she's refreshingly different femme fatale. The rest of the cast is nothing special, but they suffice. Sadly the story is a bit too insipid and the characters too far stretched to really be emotionally effective.

I especially enjoyed the score of this movie -- the refined and beautiful music really elevates the film. Also the settings and cinematography are professional work. An ambitious movie, which falls a bit short but has enough artistic quality to be enjoyable.

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