The two brothers Julien (Nicolas Duvauchelle) and Louis (Steve Le Roi) work on their father's steel barge, which he won't let them inherit. To keep the boat, they resort to stealing a ... See full summary »
Steve Le Roi
The 'philosopher' (modernist intellectual of the French 18th-century Enlightenment) Denis Diderot is part of an aristocratic circle which practices the libertarian principles on the rural ... See full summary »
The settings are attractive in this movie. It is nice that it doesn't follow Hollywood conventions in its storytelling. In the beginning, you just enjoy that the film takes its time to portray the details. Then you realize that the details are neither pretty nor has an value for the rest of the film.
Also, this movie is ridiculously slow, in the end to no use. The slowness doesn't add any extra value. It's just boring. The other problem is that it's filmed so close to the actors and the props that you don't really get many nice, interesting pictures from it. You understand less and you don't gain anything. The movie is pretentious, yes.
The very end is surprising and exaggerated and it's difficult what it has anything to do with the rest of the movie. It's thin.
At least, the movie portrays a real setting (the French Riviera) in an OK way. Occasionally, the pictures are nice, almost by mistake zoomed out, it seems. And the movie is not predictable. I also like that it doesn't feel like it desperately need a story from start to end. It just is.
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