In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the ... See full summary »
Antoine de Caunes
An unusually cold winter forces the french government to push the best housed people to accommodate some poor fellow citizens. The decree called "Le Grand Partage" creates some trouble ... See full summary »
Saint Augustine might have gone through a phase of Buddhism.
This family meal collapses under under the weight of its clichés : the leftist teacher and the wealthy brother-in-law,,a man of the far right ,who goes to church every Sunday but does not care about his neighbor ;and the wives !
the neurotic sulky intellectual and the housewife whose husband is always playing around ;the vicar helping the daughter with her latin and (falsely) accused of trying to seduce her ;the two cops ,who make De Funès' s Gendarmes series masterpieces of humor by comparison ......
This hopeless flick features stand-up comics "Les Chevaliers Du Fiel";but only Noelle Perna as the desperate housewife plays her game well ;the only really funny moments -few and far between- belong to her: the oven with the electronic programmer provides the movie with good gags : you have to speak to it ,and when it announces in a robotic female voice:" the roasting will start on the ....of......2021",the good wife understands that she threw 8000 euros down the drain (and it was an item on special offer on internet);the gag is repeated several times but does not suffer it.A clueless woman, she went for Buddhism ,for,in her club, there were only two possibilities: this religion or tennis (and she did not have a racket );her raving about her new philosophy ,involving Saint Augustine (But ,her sister says,he's a catholic!)is pretty funny.
All that concerns both men and the other woman is worthless ;it is as though,towards the end ,the writers felt that their story was heavy-handed
and desperately tried to get some black humor into it;but it's too little too late ;and bad taste ,at that .
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