In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
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In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
In a Parisian laboratory, a severed hand escapes its unhappy fate and sets out to reconnect with its body. During a hair-raising escapade across the city, the extremity fends off pigeons and rats alike to reunite with pizza boy Naoufel. Its memories of Naoufel and his love for librarian Gabrielle may provide answers about what caused the hand's separation, and a poetic backdrop for a possible reunion between the three. Based on Guillaume Laurant's novel "Happy Hand."Written by
Performed by Youv Dee, Ars'n, Assy and Swan
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It's a bold and definitively original way of telling a story, but the story itself is less remarkable
I Lost My Body definitely gets points for creativity and stylistic choice, but it's also a slow-moving film with an unclear destination. The alternation between Nauvel and the hand was certainly an interesting choice, and it is fun to see the hand travel around Paris. We spend the entire film going through flashbacks to understand some very simple events. The fact that there's literally no substance to their romance, just him talking to her a couple times and falling in love and following her, precluded much investment in the plot line. The ending is clearly hearkening back to Nauvel's earlier line about cheating fate, but rings hollow - he wanted to do something and unpredictable to cheat fate just for the sake of it, with no real goal in mind? It's not a bad story, and the reveal of what happened to the hand and his parents was well set up by the story, but it drags so much getting there that the payoff feels insufficient. It is bold and artistic, but there really wasn't anything to latch onto in this film.
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