A very sad but genuinely human story. The middle-aged Icelandic woman Loa is seriously mentally ill. Finally it turns out that her husband is a latent alcoholic who submits to his addiction... See full summary »
An ogre keeps in his castle two kids, who he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them. They will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.
Sandra, a young Belgian mother, discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses so that she can keep her job.
Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
I'd be surprised if this aspires to more than light entertainment, an aim in which it succeeds admirably. It's a sort of Cluedo with spin. Jean-Pierre Cassell is a retired detective, confined to a wheelchair and packed off to a Retirement Home and after a leisurely introduction to the assorted denizens someone, in the shape of Jean-Claude Brialy, is pushed off a balcony which is the cue for Cassell to solve the case, with practical help - well, someone has to push the wheelchair - from Philippe Nahon and great support from three fine actresses, Micheline Presle, Yoland Moreau and Marilyne Canto. There's a nice line in red herrings before the real culprit, a member of the nursing staff, natch, is revealed. A nice 100 minutes if anybody asks you.
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