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Problemos (2017)

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When a pandemic strikes the world, Victor and his family get stuck within a hippie community.


Eric Judor


Noé Debré (screenplay), Blanche Gardin (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Judor ... Victor
Blanche Gardin Blanche Gardin ... Gaya
Youssef Hajdi ... Simon
Michel Nabokoff ... Jean-Paul
Celia Rosich Celia Rosich ... Jeanne
Claire Chust ... Maeva
Arnaud Henriet Arnaud Henriet ... Dylan
Bun-hay Mean Bun-hay Mean ... Claude
Dorothée Pousséo Dorothée Pousséo ... Philippine
Marc Fraize Marc Fraize ... Patrick (ou Patrice)
Karine Valmer ... Corinne
Marie Helmer Marie Helmer ... Margaux
Zakaria Benyahya Zakaria Benyahya ... L'Enfant
Blandine Ruiz Blandine Ruiz ... La femme de Patrice
Thierry Perkins-Lyautey Thierry Perkins-Lyautey ... Élu moustachu


When a pandemic strikes the world, Victor and his family get stuck within a hippie community.

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And the world will live as one ?
25 June 2018 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Problemos" will remind you of the movies which were made after May 68, the return to nature ,the hippie community where all you need is love .

Back from vacation ,Victor and Jeanne visit their good friend,Jean-Paul ,who lives in the mentioned community;their place is threatened for "they " want to build a "water" amusement park (the scene with the riot police is the weakest ,having been filmed a hundred times or more before).

But a pandemic strikes the whole(?) world and the hippies are the sole survivors ;now it's time to build the brand new world they 've been dreaming of for years .

They just forget one thing:human nature ;what's bred in the bone comes out in the flesh ;in one of the first sequences ,the newcomers' daughter,Margot ,wonders how she will live without her ipod ;besides "imagine no possessions" is not her cup of tea when another child takes HER stuff.A bad omen.

Before the disaster ,there are very funny scenes : "the dog has not stolen your meat,he 's just helped himself"; "sanitary towels pollute ,we do not need them anymore"; "we didn't choose a first name for our child,he will when he grows up;we didn't choose his/her sex (sic) either,it's up to him/her!"

When they realize that they are the survivors of a world they despise , they will soon discover that their world "without countries ,without possessions " is nothing but wishful thinking.

Simon,the intelligent black member of the community, does not renege on bourgeois comfort ;little by little he builds a house which looks more and more like yesterday's ones ;his mates are hypocrites : they blame Simon who lives in a "Château " ,but actually they envy him ;That's why they burn his desirable mansion ;and besides they try to imitate him by picking up stuff on the garbage dump ,remnants of the old civilization .

In principle ,they should not need a leader;but to have power on the others is a thing all those hippies ,like everybody,long for;ditto elections , those brothers are not brothers anymore .Will they need another enemy to stand all together ? Even though they do not call that "war"?

Perhaps they should do like the young girl who thinks she is in a play ,in a reality-show ,where you can win points ?

"Problemos" is uneven ,sometimes confused ,but the pessimistic side , in what is primarily a comedy, will not be lost on the viewer.

Like this ?try these......

"L'An 01 " Jacques Doillon ,1973

"Le Dernier Homme " Charles Bitsch ;1969

"Le Dernier Combat" Luc Besson ,1982.

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10 May 2017 (France) See more »

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Problemos - Alle tot. Wir nicht. See more »

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Rosières, Ardèche, France


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