Just one hilarious scene with Michel Khalo made it worth my while !
I was in bed, sick with a very bad cold and feverish when I came out of the haze in which my medication had plunged me in and, mechanically, I turned on my T.V. I saw just one very funny scene of that film. The White owner of a Sushi restaurant was reprimanding the movie's main character (Frank Schorpion) - a young blond tall guy who had obviously improvised himself into working as a waiter, for he had just spilled burning hot soup onto a customer's lap ! Michel Khalo was really excellent in the feature part of the outraged boss. His green eyes were sparkling with flames of (ironic) fury when he finally grabbed the waiter and vigorously dragged him away from the customer's table. And then, on the steps of the establishment, in full view of Montreal's downtown Stanley Street summer night crowds... I shall never forget the way Mr. Khalo delivered his threatening and yet subtly self-mocking and somewhat Gregory Peckish (and well-deserved) lines to the clumsy so-called waiter, shouting : «I swear... If I ever see you again... I shall...» The very way the actor uttered these words made it very clear as to what he meant - without needing to complete his sentences : indeed, the unspoken words were not necessary to convey both his aggravation and his saintly hidden tolerance ! Bravo, to Mr. Khalo : especially since his experience in that field of art was (I suppose) somewhat limited ! After viewing those few minutes from «I Won't Dance», I was exhausted since I had been laughing my head off. I was out of breath and had to run to take a glass of water. When I returned to my bed, my wife had turned off the T.V. So I never saw the rest of the movie ! ! ! Before that film, I had already seen Mr. Khalo on several occasions on T.V. - in talk shows... as a guest writer. I remember that his novel, «L'Académie du désir» («The Academy of Desire») - V.L.B. Editor, Montreal (mid 1990's?)- had created a small sensation when it was originally published : its very realistic post-modernism approach to social issues was wrongly mistaken for provocation: only professional critics seemed to understand that. Anyway... I would gladly buy that film, on any support. I have searched for it everywhere on the Internet, but it just seems not to be available : can anybody help me there ? Thanks a lot ! NOTE: In the circumstances, my vote would be very unfair.
- Mar 7, 2006
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