Droll social satire in the vein of Woody Allen.
The story of a well-intentioned idiot amidst a callous world never dates. The Dinner Game, ended with the moral statement 'think twice before you call anyone an idiot’. Agnes Jaoui’s The Taste of Others is less concerned with its moral outcome,...
Factory owner Jean-Jacques Castella, Jean-Pierre Bacri, is accompanied just about everywhere by his bodyguard, Moreno, Gerard Lanvin. Castella, a bit of a philistine, lives with his wife, Christiane Millet, a woman with appalling taste. His life...
Cancer fantasy falls short in final moments.
FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL: A terrific conceit falls short of its potential in The Clink of Ice (Le Bruit des Glacons). The idea of literally confronting one’s own mortality has been visited often in films, but Bertrand Blier’s dark, bittersweet...