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 »
Pomme and Pierre have been together a long time. Passion and spontaneity have given way to predictability and cold shoulders. On a hike together one afternoon, Pomme declares her ... See full summary »
25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a ... See full summary »
Jean, his loving wife and son live a simple, happy life. At his son's homeroom teacher Madamoiselle Chambon's request, he volunteers as substitute teacher and starts to fall for her ... See full summary »
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,
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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