25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a ...
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At 18, Ariel Brenner leaves Paris and his family to live in Israel. He secretly joins the Mossad, the Isreali secret service. After years of training, his first mission is in Paris to steal... See full summary »
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François Perrin plays football at the AS Trincamp. During a training session, he gets into a fight with Bertier, the team's star, and is ordered off the field. The club's boss, who is also ... See full summary »
"Malotru", a French intelligence officer, undercover in Syria for 6 years, is called back home. He will face the difficulty to forget his undercover identity, the disappearance of a colleague in Algeria, and the training of a young girl.
Florence Loiret Caille,
After a drug deal gone wrong, Bédé goes into hiding in the countryside at a reformative school for criminal youth. His location is found out, and he and the pupils have to protect themselves with whatever means they have.
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Louis, a nine-year-old boy from Paris, spends his summer vacation in a small town in Brittany. His mother Claire has lodged him with her girlfriend Marcelle and her husband Pelo while she's... See full summary »
Bruno's girlfriend, who lives in another town, doesn't believe he loves her. Therefore, he decides to prove his love by doing something "crazy" and ends up hijacking a school bus full of children at gunpoint to go see her.
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25 years old Hippo doesn't have a job, doesn't study either but lives from the money his younger brother earns with dealing and from occasional Poker winnings -- he's a representative of a disillusioned generation, doesn't care what other people think of him. But of all people he falls in love with the ambitioned student Nathalie and soon finds himself forced to think about taking a job.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
A more direct translation of the French title is 'A World Without Pity', which at least describes something of writer director Eric Rochant's weakness for adolescent angst. The film is a transparent, third-person romantic daydream about a neo-bohemian Paris dropout pursuing a beautiful, intellectual bookworm, eventually winning her affection because (apparently) his conceited arrogance is meant to represent an almost an irresistible magnetic charm. What she sees in him is anyone's guess: it would be hard to imagine a more unlikable hero in a more illogical relationship, and character motivation is not one of Rochant's more pressing concerns. It's all very pretty to look at, but underneath all the glossy camouflage is just another empty urban romance, with no real story and, despite the title (either one) with a level of self-pity approaching self-abuse.
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