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Tired of life, Martin returns to live with his romantic father and idealist little brother Gabriel.Martin will try hard to warn Gabriel about falling in love until Mathilde - a gambler - enter the picture .....

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Martin Vauvel
Zacharie Chasseriaud ...
Gabriel Vauvel
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Mathilde Carmain
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Francis Vauvel
Frédéric Scotlande ...
Xavier
Romane Barron ...
Cliente pharmacie
Solveig Maupu ...
Claire
Antoine Quintard ...
Guillaume
Simon Galaup Rey ...
Enfant foot
Darius Le Pogam ...
Le fils de Martin
Guillaume Briat ...
Major Crawford
Diane Morvan ...
Jeune fille clinique
Carim Messalti ...
Ouvrier 1
Bruno Hausler ...
Maître d'hôtel Regina
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Voiturier Regina
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Tired of life, Martin returns to live with his romantic father and idealist little brother Gabriel.Martin will try hard to warn Gabriel about falling in love until Mathilde - a gambler - enter the picture .....

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A ridiculous script leads to a light hearted comedy without laughs
16 September 2015 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I saw this in avant-premiere at the Ostend Filmfestival in Belgium.

I had a very hard time staying awake, not because I was tired, but because the storyline was so badly developed I could not relate to any of the characters. Frankly, this movie is so bad I really had to force myself not to run out.

Martin (played by Fabrice Luchine) is full-time drunk and cynic. How he turned into a drunk is not developed in the movie. Also, for the drunk he portrays he looks quite well and nicely dressed throughout the movie.

The acting of Luchine might be compared to a wooden Indian: nearly emotionless he utters his fews lines, his best accomplishment in the movie learning his younger brother to make cocktails. The younger brother of 16 falls head over heels in love with the main character, a woman of over 30 played by the Belgium actress Veerle Baetens. Also nearly no development of the story here: he simply falls in love and that's it. She seams to be a gambler -also not well developed in the script- and gets a loan from the younger brother (which he borrowed from his older brother the drunk). Well, I think it's easy to predict where it goes from here.

If I give this movie still 2 / 10 it's thanks to the effort of Veerle Baetens to still try to turn this ridiculous movie into something. But what is it? It's not funny, so it's not a comedy, it's not compelling enough to be a drama, it's simply a script that goes no where and which is very badly developed to grab the viewer.

When I heard the reaction of other audience members at the Filmcafé, well I was sure I was not the only one who thought this is a terrible film. Well, some other audience members could not comment on it because they admitted they had dozed of...


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