25 June 2000 | morgane.mc.scelt
after "let's dance the Carioca", "let's dance the Bostella", no french cinema isn't dead!
Hi everybody !!! I'm very proud to write about this VERY GOOD FRENCH MOVIE (it's such a pleasure to put this words together!!!!). Do I need to say that I really enjoyed it?... I don't think so, but what I want, And must tell you is why I liked it. To begin with, I must precise, for the foreigners or persons that don't know EDOUARD BAER ( THE director, actor, co-screenwriter). That this film is based on a serie of very short sketches shown in a french talk show: N.P.A. These little jokes were "directed" by Ed Baer and performed by him and his group of looney friends. The film is the story of this group which settles for a month in Provence to prepare a TV show . Of course it deals with humour, and telly, but also with the difficulties of beeing an actor and specialy a comic. *** I don't wan't to spoil your movie so be careful because I will reveal some things.*** the kind of humour that was used in "le centre de visionnage..."isn't really mine, but I laugh. Because of Jo dressed in girl, of Gillou who tries ( how pitiously) to copy M.Miers or Sceamy and of Ed who tells him when he discovers that is friend wants to kill him: "come on GIllou let's kill somebody else." But LA BOSTELLA isn't only a big joke, I found it very tragic and scaring, particularly when Ed and another guy, totally drunk go to "Corinne"'s room to " play the doctor". It's horrible because it can happen. Their frenesy also put some dizziness in this drama of comedy. The last trump of the film is Ed Baer, nevrotic , funny, awful ,lovable and so cute, he is FANTASTIC, to me ( after his great begining in RIEN SUR ROBERT) a star is born. This film is an evidence of his intelligence and talent. I don't think he's going to read it ( I can dream...)but:
THANK YOU M. BAER AND GO ON BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU!!!!!! To see without hesitation.