The Over-Eater (2003)

  |  Crime, Drama


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An obese Police Inspector traumatized by a childhood incident falls in love with a murder suspect.


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22 November 2005 | VisionThing
7
| Insipid, but beautifully crafted
I came to watch this only because it was on TV while I was sick and had absolutely nothing else to do. I did not know in advance that Eric Cantona (former soccer star of Manchester United and French national team fame) was in this. I had heard that he's making art films or somesuch nowadays, but thought his acting career couldn't consist of much more than cameos to attract attention.

This prejudice turned out to be ill-advised; Cantona is actually quite solid in this film playing an obsessively eating cop. Rachida Brakni is also a nice choice for Elsa, she's refreshingly different femme fatale. The rest of the cast is nothing special, but they suffice. Sadly the story is a bit too insipid and the characters too far stretched to really be emotionally effective.

I especially enjoyed the score of this movie -- the refined and beautiful music really elevates the film. Also the settings and cinematography are professional work. An ambitious movie, which falls a bit short but has enough artistic quality to be enjoyable.

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Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama

Details

Release Date:

16 July 2003

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$440,634

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