Looking at that lonely street in that Godforsaken town lost in the middle of nowhere, you would not say this is Christmas. Of course it is snowy and the cold is biting but where is the joy ... See full summary »
March 1992, in a small town in the suburbs of Paris. During an alcohol fueled party, teenagers discover a body hidden in the bushes of a forest. A body that seems lifeless. Two weeks ... See full summary »
Forty-something Erwan works as a bomb-disposal expert, clearing explosives and mines that have been buried in the Gallic soil since WWII. While such a job has its share of risks, Erwan's ... See full summary »
Cécile de France,
In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont, traumatized by the horrific trench warfar, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa into the vast territories of Upper Volta in the ... See full summary »
A high executive is asked if she'd like to be the first female CEO in a water company, ruled by the government. But she'll not be the only one running for the job. She'll face some hard and dirty competition.
Aglaé Lanctot, 25-years-old, is as insecure as can be. As a result of being 'brought up' by an irresponsible mother and by an absent father, she can now find her balance only in a ... See full summary »
Although,at least to my eyes ,"Simon Werner A Disparu" was lauded far beyond its station , Gobert's 2017 effort,"KO " promised great things : the first half is downright intriguing,although the main lead's character verges on caricature .Sometimes we think he's been framed a la Boileau-Narcejac.....
But the director does want to sound as American as it is possible :there's the obligatory song in English which goes on repeating "You don't know":smart,huh?As soon as the movie progresses,we feel David Fincher's influence :"fight club ";in Gobert 's work ,these fights bear no real connection to the plot except as a methaphor of life (how subtle!):you have got to struggle hard to survive and make your way of life where they're always at each other's throats;"the game" : the bad man who experiments descent into hell (to redeem himself?) ;"the shooting " is borrowed from "the sixth sense"(1999); the series (?)of dreams is a "Abre Los Ojos" rip-off ;I could go on and on ....
Another problem :there are two many characters ,they are given too little time in the first part,so it's hard to identify all of them in the "return" ...
And of course the unexpected ending : it is a bit smarter than usual ,for it's only the soundtrack which introduces ambiguity;the scene where the big executive has become a humiliated weather report man is successful enough...
Gobert builds a disturbing atmosphere ,but ruins it all by using too many tricks the average viewer has seen a hundred times or more .
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