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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).
Brice, a motherless super rich 30-year-old teenager fancies himself a trendy surfer. Only he never stepped out of Nice where the sea remains desperately calm and flat. Brice awaits a giant wave like the one he knows happened in 1979. In the meantime, what he lacks in technique he successfully hides and compensates in style. Yellow T-shirt, yellow hair, yellow parties, he created his own little world where he "axes" people. One morning, his father is sent to jail and "Brice from Nice" is left penniless. He first decides to find out about that thing called "work" (one of his friends does it) at a local restaurant, but then decides robbing a bank is way easier. While escaping after a failed attempt, he meets Marius who needs money for foot surgery. His new best buddy has an idea how to get it: all it takes is for Brice to win the $100,000 prize at the "world underground surf cup". It would "completely" help if Brice had surfed at least once in his life. Written by
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This movie is one that English speakers with no knowledge of French should definitely not see. The limited appeal of this film goes to the French people who can at least make something of Jean DuJardin's humour here. I didn't like the film too much and thought the jokes weren't very good and a bit too cliché (and I watched it in French being born there so my humour is close to that of French society!). However, the importance of this film comes in the establishment of Jean DuJardin in French cinema. It was his breakthrough role, taking a character he played in a variety of television sketches and slightly adapting it for the big screen. This film had surprisingly box office success which really tells you about mainstream nonsense nowadays and its appeal. I would nevertheless recommend this movie if you want to see the extraordinary path of Jean DuJardin on his way to the Oscar. x
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