An idealistic academic tries to take a petty criminal under his wing, but the young man proves to be a dangerously disruptive force.


Claire Devers


Jean-Louis Benoît (screenplay), Claire Devers (screenplay)





Cast overview, first billed only:
Grégory Gadebois ... Georges Maurin
Monia Chokri ... Emma Maurin
Noah Parker ... Zack Vachon
Stéphane De Groodt ... Zweig
Pascale Arbillot ... Lila Maurin
Anthony Bouchard Anthony Bouchard ... Claude Maurin
Mylène Mackay ... Mathilde Galluccio
Sébastien Ricard ... Carlo Galluccio
Élise Guilbault ... Mimi Devline
Patrice Robitaille ... Charles Devline
Paul Doucet ... Benoît Chevrier
Anne-Marie Cadieux ... Maryline Chevrier
Patrick Drolet ... Rullin
François Létourneau ... Ballot
Marie-Hélène Thibault ... Hélène Finnet


An idealistic academic tries to take a petty criminal under his wing, but the young man proves to be a dangerously disruptive force.

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First screening took place at the Cinemania film festival in Montreal, Canada on November 7th, 2018. See more »

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Embittered and disenchanted
28 June 2019 | by FrenchEddieFelsonSee all my reviews

Yesterday evening, I took advantage of a French premiere in the presence of the director Claire Devers, the producer Dominique Besnehard, the actors Grégory Gadebois, Pascale Arbillot, Mylène Mackay and part of the film crew, within MK2 Bibliothèque, in Paris.

Pauvre Georges! (2018) is an embittered and disenchanted painting of our society, with a plethora of characters lacking of self-fulfillment. Actually, most of them are even real caricatures with outstanding abilities such as spreading rumors, farting higher than his own arse, rotting the life of others, thinking oneself as the center of the universe, ... and tutti quanti.

Within this chaotic environment, the actor Grégory Gadebois is awesome. Although Pascale Arbillot, Anne-Marie Cadieux and Stéphane De Groodt are underemployed in this movie, they are nevertheless excellent second roles. In fact, the whole cast is great. In my humble opinion, the script is reduced to an excessively cold and desperately sad observation of the interactions between individuals within a tiny microcosm. Thus, if you wish to enjoy a superb acting game bathing in a dark atmosphere, Pauvre Georges! (2018) is right for you! As a synthesis: 5/6 of 10.

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