Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.
Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.
Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, ... See full summary »
The idea of having death played by a character is not new but still very good. It is certainly difficult to master and could have easily been a disaster, but Tavernier made a masterpiece of it.
The actors performances are truly outstanding, Dupontel is especially brilliant, and the whole thing is an UFO in the movie industry. It plays between sadness, black humor, comedy but remains always deep, intimate and clever.
If people you love have died recently you will be touched. No doubt.
Now that I have seen this movie I remember the other movies I have seen from him, and the fact is that they are unconventional. I am already downloading older movies from him, I guess that I will enjoy them as well.
The movie has no computer effects, very few actors, only one location and demonstrate what is necessary for a good movie. Talent.
This movie is an absolute must see.
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