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Whatever (1999)

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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

Director:

Philippe Harel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philippe Bianco Philippe Bianco ... La voix du narrateur (voice)
Philippe Harel Philippe Harel ... Notre Héros
José Garcia ... Tisserand
Catherine Mouchet ... La psychologue
Cécile Reigher Cécile Reigher ... Catherine Lechardoy
Marie-Charlotte Leclaire Marie-Charlotte Leclaire ... La secretaire d H. La Brette
Philippe Agael Philippe Agael ... Henri La Brette
Alain Guillo Alain Guillo ... Buvet
Yvan Garouel Yvan Garouel ... Un représentant du Ministère
Christophe Rossignon Christophe Rossignon ... Bernard
Nicolas Simon Nicolas Simon ... Schnabele
Philippe Staw Philippe Staw ... Le psychiatre
Jean-Luc Abel Jean-Luc Abel ... Le mendiant du métro
Constantine Attia Constantine Attia ... Le costaud du Malibu
Michka Assayas Michka Assayas ... Le chef du service informatique
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Story of a man whose misanthropy goes out of control due to a business trip together with a colleague.

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Christ lag in Todesbaden
from "La Cantate BW 4"
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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A morose view of life
9 June 2002 | by Bel LudovicSee all my reviews

Unremittingly bleak and depressing, the film evokes as well as could be desired the legendary misery and emptiness that characterised Houellebecq's controversial novel of the same name. Like many French films, its manner is one of wistful profundity but it is painfully slow - or should that be, slowly painful? While this is an excellent and challenging film, it is not an enjoyable one and its difficult to think of any time when one might be in the 'right' mood to see it.


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Language:

French

Release Date:

13 October 1999 (France) See more »

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Lazennec Films, Canal+ See more »
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1.85 : 1
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