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News from Planet Mars (2016)

Des nouvelles de la planète Mars (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 9 March 2016 (France)
Philippe Mars is a pleasant 40-something whose meeting with a psychotic college friend who is in search of love profoundly changes his life.

Director:

Dominik Moll

Writers:

Dominik Moll (scenario), Gilles Marchand (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Damiens ... Philippe Mars
Vincent Macaigne ... Jérôme
Veerle Baetens ... Chloé
Jeanne Guittet Jeanne Guittet ... Sarah Mars
Tom Rivoire Tom Rivoire ... Grégoire Mars
Michel Aumont ... Le père
Catherine Samie ... La mère
Philippe Laudenbach ... Le vieux voisin
Olivia Côte Olivia Côte ... Fabienne Mars, alias Xanaé
Léa Drucker ... Myriam
Julien Sibre Julien Sibre ... Gordon
Olivier Faliez Olivier Faliez ... L'homme au chien
Eric Bougnon Eric Bougnon ... Le père de Roxane
Gaspard Meier-Chaurand ... Clément
Olivier Galzi Olivier Galzi ... Le présentateur TV
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Philippe Mars is a pleasant 40-something whose meeting with a psychotic college friend who is in search of love profoundly changes his life.

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Comedy | Drama

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France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

9 March 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Noticias de la familia Mars See more »

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$310
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2.35 : 1
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A French comedy with very little laughter
12 July 2016 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

It's a comedy that settles for smiles, mostly wry ones. A story of a would be loser (once again - I don't believe there's such a thing, but people do use the term). Kind sensitive and unable to say no for real. Everybody around him knows it, and they all take advantage of it. Pushing his life into a surreal spin, in which reality itself loses touch with reality.

It takes some very good acting, a carefully balanced plot - it could easily slip into an all out farce, and that, obviously, wasn't the intention of Dominik Moll - the director and of Gilles Marchand who helped him with the script. The line between sanity and common sense is also being blurred, in the best way. I think this kind of dual balance is best kept in French comedies. There are similar stories being made elsewhere - they end up over the fine lines that this film succeeds not to cross. It does makes you think, what's a loser, is it so bad being one. Who's insane who isn't and who lives in a bigger cage.


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