A wood worker is trying hard to make his company survive every day... But a fire in his workshop leaves him in a lot of trouble when he realizes his insurer was swindling him - he does NOT ...
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A wood worker is trying hard to make his company survive every day... But a fire in his workshop leaves him in a lot of trouble when he realizes his insurer was swindling him - he does NOT have any insurance... That's when a crazy idea grows in his mind - he will need all his friends and their different talents to make it work...Written by
A very funny comedy about the owner of a family business (Vincent Lindon) who has to use less-than-standard methods to save his company after a string of disasters. It has a perfect, well-balanced cast from the main leads to the supporting roles (an incredible François Berléand as a crooked, cowardly insurance broker), and a clever plot with many unexpected twists and turns, until the very end. What I preferred was the way it was set not in the usual unrealistic world of comedy but in true life, with credible characters and dialogues, and still be hilarious. It could also work as a very nice introduction to contemporary France to foreign viewers, quite different from the usual fare of French sex dramas or stiff period movies and more like some of the recent English "social comedies" (The Full Monty, My Name is Joe, or The Snapper, for instance).
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