19 October 2005 | pvsp
Bad script poorly filmed. Great actors thought.
Prototype of the bad films, french can offer this days. The subject about the middle life crisis of urban executives is not only, very "Paris" oriented but also very poorly filmed. Cinematography and editing have no feeling, either of pictures or rhythm. The final product is not even close to the level of an average American TV-movie. Supposed take place in 2003, the film looks like it was made in the eighties. The story take months to start and then years to stop. Characters are very immature and so fr away from the real people they're supposed impersonating. The film is only saved by his lead cast. Bernard Campan is great, again, in an unexpected part. Darmon, Lavoine and Darroussin are, perfect, like always. Too bad, the director didn't take advantage of their work. Even with a weak script like that, Lelouch would have done a great job. It's a shame for french young cinematographers who can't get their projects done. Is this the only kind of films France has to offer nowadays ?