What to do when the workers of a factory have been laid off overnight? Louise has an original idea: why not pool the compensation money to ... hire a hit man and to liquidate the boss? ... See full summary »
One summer day in the kitchen of a restaurant. 3 religions and 4 nationalities working together. The boss cannot pay his suppliers and employees, not even the gas. It's hot, the crew is ... See full summary »
In the 70s, there was Merckx and there were the others. Ghislain Lambert was one of the others. This is his story, a quite simple one. The story of a modest Belgian bike racer. His greatest ambition in life? To become a champion. His greatest tragedy? Not having the legs his heart deserves.
Cannes, the French Riviera. Armand Teillard is happy with life; a busy store downtown, a delightful girlfriend, a magnificent record collection and lunch every day at Sofia and Martial's ... See full summary »
Forty-year-old William Lamers, an anonymous criminal sentenced to death for murder, is soon to be executed. The procedure is about to take place in an atmosphere of general indifference and... See full summary »
Mathias, aboard a ship with his wife, sees a boy with a striking resemblance to himself and is called - Mathias. He then tracks him to a town north of France to discover that the boys ... See full summary »
Ever since he can remember, Julien is bad luck to every woman he dates, with disastrous results. But just when he accepts he'll never find true love, he meets the beautiful, sexy Joanna. And much to her expense, he just can't help himself.
I have to admit, after the initial prologue, I thought the movie was losing its edge. It is very subtle most of the time and it might alienate those viewers who think it would be even darker. But if you stay with it, all the planting will be ripe for seeding. And you will enjoy the really crazy humor this movie has to offer. Largely in French, Saul Rubinek is thrown in as an American to mix things up.
I guess if you can criticize one thing above all others, it is the fact, that the characters might have needed a bit more exploration. So you could feel more for them. On the other hand, it might help you enjoy the movie more (especially if you're not sure what to think of the doctor, because you can read ambiguity in his motivations). If you're not afraid go ahead and try this out (the fact it's black/white shouldn't bother you either)
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