When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God. Because ...
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When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God. Because they see their lives as "merde," they go in search of God to get their story rewritten. Along the way, believing everything is imaginary anyway, they shoot people, rob pharmacies, and tie up the residents of places they squat. They also gather a taxi full of eccentrics, including a priest, Battavia's suicidal widow, and a policewoman; various couples pair off. Soon life imitates art: the events and ellipses seem lifted from modern fiction as the group's quest for God continues. What's real?Written by
References a fake essay book, «Un bref désir d'éternité» by Louis-Albert Dieu, who appears to the group of people searching for God, wearing a uniform similar to that of a U.S. 7th Cavalry soldier. Dieu's character is played by Jean Yanne. See more »
Only movie I've felt the NEED to see again, and again...
This movie is, by far, one of the most intelligent flicks I've seen in my life. Funny, ironic, twisted and never-ever predictable, it has absolutely nothing to do with the gibberish Hollywood piles on nowadays. I cannot understand why this movie hasn't had a bigger success. And please, don't judge this movie by its cover: the one we have here in Montreal isn't the best marketing tool... it depicts a very large hand, coming out of a cloud, flipping the bird to a few people in a field, far below.... Whose bad idea was that?... Anyway. Great movie, great actors, fantastic story line. Go rent it. Better yet: buy it. It's that good. People should learn French just to enjoy this movie. Cheers!
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