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Straight into the Wall (1997)

Droit dans le mur (original title)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre Richard ... Romain
Véronique Genest ... Myriam
Caroline Silhol Caroline Silhol ... Elisa (as Caroline Sihol)
Daniel Russo ... Jean-François
Daniel Prévost ... Lucchino
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... Béatrice
Geoffrey Bateman Geoffrey Bateman ... Harding
Valérie Benguigui Valérie Benguigui ... L'interprète
Patrick Rocca Patrick Rocca ... Le vicomte
Darry Cowl ... Le patient
Antoine du Merle Antoine du Merle ... Bill
Antoine Marcaggi Antoine Marcaggi ... Henri
John Way John Way ... Doug
Djombol Hodjinou Djombol Hodjinou ... Youssouf
Christian Moro Christian Moro ... Pierre Madral


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19 November 1997 (France) See more »

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Straight into the Wall See more »

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Paris, France

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Pierre Richard, what now?
4 August 2004 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Once, Pierre Richard was one of the most popular French actors in the seventies. His clumsiness and his grimaces had secured his fame. But throughout the years, his popularity has fallen off a lot and today, an eternal big boy whose silly things don't make many people laugh any more, he has gradually lost his excellent reputation. This movie "Droit dans le mur" is a non-convincing attempt from Pierre Richard at finding the spirit of his movies in the seventies again and his efforts are vain. You can nearly take this comedy for a will.

Pierre Richard's movie was a dramatic commercial and critical failure in 1997. This failure was predictable in the own title of the film. Besides, we can ask ourselves this question: how did Pierre Richard manage to shot and act in a movie which was very likely to be ignored by the spectators due to its silly title? Be that as it may, if we analyze the movie, we discover a jaded man who's running out of inspiration and who is behind the times. The proof? A dated making, a flood of threadbare commonplaces and even the sequences supposed to be funny leave indifferent. Even if you don't find any trace of vulgarity (as in most of Richard's comedies), the faults previously quoted are significant enough to skip and forget this film.

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