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The Screw (1993)

La vis (original title)
Mr. K is a do-it-yourselfer and he works very seriously. One day he has a problem with one of his screws. Furious, he decides to complain at the administration office of the Department Store of Non Ferrous Metals!...

Director:

Didier Flamand
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Reno ... Monsieur K
Maïté Nahyr Maïté Nahyr ... Mme K
François Berléand ... Vendeur
Maurice Lamy ... Vendeur
Ged Marlon Ged Marlon ... Vendeur
Jean Valière Jean Valière ... Vendeur
Philippe Teissier Philippe Teissier ... L'homme qui prend feu
Lionel Goldstein Lionel Goldstein ... Le limier / L'huissier / Le planton
François Brossard François Brossard ... Passager de l'ascenseur
Rémy Burkel Rémy Burkel ... Passager de l'ascenseur
Andrée Champeaux Andrée Champeaux ... Passager de l'ascenseur
Eric Hémon Eric Hémon ... Passager de l'ascenseur (as Eric Dod)
Paulette Frantz Paulette Frantz ... Passager de l'ascenseur
Christian Gasc Christian Gasc ... Passager de l'ascenseur
Olivier Hémon Olivier Hémon ... Passager de l'ascenseur
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Mr. K is a do-it-yourselfer and he works very seriously. One day he has a problem with one of his screws. Furious, he decides to complain at the administration office of the Department Store of Non Ferrous Metals!...

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A rare treat, worth seeing if you can find it
10 May 2007 | by Bobs-9See all my reviews

This one is kind of hard to find, but worth seeking out. After seeing it years ago on a cable channel here in the USA, I spent a long time unsuccessfully trying to find an out of print French DVD collection of short films that contained it, and finally snagged a copy. It's very nice to see it again. It has a sort of retro look and surrealist atmosphere that admirers of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" will appreciate, and the made-up language spoken, besides resembling French and German, contains the odd English word or phrase tossed in at times. It's an outstanding little film with great style and imagination. It probably wouldn't have wide appeal, but it's a tasty tidbit for a film connoisseur.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

October 1994 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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