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When Katie, an ordinary woman, meets Paco, an ordinary man, something magical happens: a love story. From this union an extraordinary child is born: Ricky.

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Katie
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Paco
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Lisa
Arthur Peyret ...
Ricky
André Wilms ...
Le médecin hôpital
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ...
Le journaliste
Maryline Even ...
Odile
Véronique Joly ...
L'assistante sociale
Martine Vandeville ...
L'infirmière hôpital
Myriam Azencot ...
La surveillante usine
Diego Tosi ...
Le serveur restaurant
François Lequesne ...
Le responsable usine
Julien Haurant ...
Le bibliothécaire
Eric Forterre ...
Le boucher
Hakim Romatif ...
Le vendeur
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Katie, a single mother living in France with her daughter Lisa, struggles to make ends meet while working at a chemical factory. There, she meets Paco, a co-worker from Spain. Soon, they move in together, and Katie becomes pregnant. Katie gives birth to a baby boy, named Ricky, and she and Paco raise him together in their tiny apartment, along with Lisa. However, it soon becomes apparent that Ricky is no ordinary baby; he develops a pair of functioning wings and becomes able to fly. Soon he is flitting about in their tiny apartment, and together Katie and Paco struggle to raise and handle the ever-growing Ricky. Written by Alyssa W

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Ricky - Una storia d'amore e libertà  »

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$1,626 (USA) (18 December 2009)

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$2,226 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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A lesser Ozon
2 May 2009 | by (Istanbul) – See all my reviews

This movie was a bit disappointing, Ozon being one of my favorite directors especially for Swimming Pool among others.

It starts as a French family drama, turns into a Hollywood like movie you would normally expect from Spielberg in the supermarket scene and then back to a French movie. I even thought maybe Ozon is considering some Hollywood adventure! The movie goes into the life of a single mother who is stuck in life and could only turn it around with a miracle. And that is exactly what happens, after she starts dating another worker in the factory she gets pregnant and Ricky, a super cute baby, is born.

Ozon takes on French workers' stagnant, even hopeless life on a warmer tone than you normally would expect in a such story. Their life is no fun and only miracles and disasters can force them to rethink their situations.

Editing of the movie was the weak link, as it seemed like the director wanted to get the film flowing by editing and not naturally by the storyline. That approach did not really pay off. It gave me the impression that the movie was shot hastily.

Yet, I was lucky to see the film during its Istanbul Film festival screening and attended the Q&A session after the film. I was glad to see him as a director who likes experimenting with film, even after so many achievements so far. He is a natural movie maker that gets emotions across the screen easily. So I will be on the outlook for his next movie as usual.


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