A mute dancer teaches movement to adoring kids and wins the dance contest every Saturday night at a cavernous Brooklyn disco, makes the final cut for a Broadway show but is dismissed when ... See full summary »
In this 2003 remake of the classic 1952 French film, Fanfan la Tulipe is a swashbuckling lover who is tricked into joining the army of King Louis XV by Adeline La Franchise, who tells Fanfan that by doing so, he will eventually marry one of the king's daughters.
I watched this movie for Lambert Wilson ,who was perfectly cast as a blind killer ;in his very first scene,he steals the show from his listless co-star Gamblin.
The screenplay ,as the precedent user wrote ,is ,except for the character of Wilson ,very derivative ;in the cast and credits ,the line "based on an idea by Luc Besson " did not bode well , to my eyes at least (it's one of his brilliant ideas which spawned the three dreadful "transporters").
Apart from Wilson ,best performance comes from Raoul ,the dog ,as faithful as Milou (Snowy);on the minus side ,an unbearable scene when sonny's friend comes out with the worst post-May 68 clichés about the police.
Wilson 's performance is perhaps worth a watch;but as far as he is concerned,you will be better off with "Des Hommes Et Des Dieux"
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