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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq (2014)

L'enlèvement de Michel Houellebecq (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2015 (USA)
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The author Michel Houellebecq is abducted by three amateur kidnappers.

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Guillaume Nicloux
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michel Houellebecq ... Michel Houellebecq
Mathieu Nicourt Mathieu Nicourt ... Mathieu
Maxime Lefrançois Maxime Lefrançois ... Max
Françoise Lebrun ... Françoise
Luc Schwarz ... Luc
Veran Mauberret Veran Mauberret
Ginette Suchotzky Ginette Suchotzky ... Ginette
André Suchotzky André Suchotzky ... Dédé
Marie Bourjala Marie Bourjala ... Fatima
Karim Achoui Karim Achoui ... L'avocat
François Samuelson François Samuelson ... François
Vincent Janerot Vincent Janerot
Béatrice Mendy Béatrice Mendy
Marie Schwarz Marie Schwarz
Ian Turiak Ian Turiak ... L'ouvrier polonais
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The author Michel Houellebecq is abducted by three amateur kidnappers.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Polish

Release Date:

25 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Les Films du Worso See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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While Max (Maxime Lefrançois) is lifting dumbbells waiting for the kidnapping, he is reciting to himself lines from the third act of Lorenzaccio, by Alfred De Musset. See more »

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If you go out in the woods today...
7 October 2015 | by bob998See all my reviews

... you're getting a big surprise. No, seriously--I really don't know what to make of this. Cinema-verite? Fictionalized non-fiction? What the Hell is this supposed to be, anyhow? One thing it is not is interesting. It was waiting for me when I got home--I had pvr'd it--and I sat down to watch Houellebecq shamble and mumble his way through the non-story. He's missing most of his teeth, I guess, that's the only way I can account for his almost incomprehensible speech, and his performance will put you to sleep, guaranteed. His captors, if that's what they are, are no more interesting to watch.

The only saving grace in this mess is Francoise Lebrun, who had played Veronika in La maman et la putain some 40 years before. Her performance was astonishing in Eustache's film, and she manages to bring some class to this one.


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