The girlfriend of Detective Luca Mocci moves from the house of her friend Charlotte to live with him. When the corpse of the upper-class escort and student Valentina Martini is found in an ... See full summary »
Luigi Lo Cascio,
As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision.
The fifty years old Jean-Claude has a boring life, working in a notary office of his own and as court official evicting tenants or seizing properties, or spending the Sundays afternoons in ... See full summary »
Francisco, behave! I Know it's your birthday, you are thirty now, it's carnival, you've dressed as a cowboy for the school party and you are surrounded by kids you hate. But that's no ... See full summary »
Tension among tycoons comes up on screen, mixed in with the performers commenting their characters' actions, Hamlet and nasty stuff on a nuclear submarine.
This is clearly a film of high seriousness and comes a year before the director's more substantial "Rois & Reine." However just why we are being treated to this mishmash or what we may derive from it remains obscure. The ever watchable Sami Bouajila comes over as amiable rather than complex and the rest project personalities which would be better served by more approachable writing.
With so much French Film never leaving home, I guess we should be grateful for every piece that does reach us but I can't help wondering whether this one is taking up space that could be better used.
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