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LA NUIT A DÉVORÉ TOUT LE MONDE (2018)

LA NUIT A DÉVORÉ TOUT LE MONDE (2018)

A film by Dominique Rocher

Cast: Anders Danielsen Lie, Golshifteh Farahani, Denis Lavant

English title: The night ate the world (not like the one they had The night eats the world)

Waking up this morning in this apartment where the day before the party was still in full swing Sam must face the facts: he is all alone and the living dead have invaded the streets of Paris. Terrorized, he will have to protect himself and organize himself to continue to live. But is Sam really the only survivor?

As we celebrate this year’s 50th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead, the codes raised by George Romero have always been carefully monitored by all the filmmakers who attacked zombie movies. And Yes a first time film maker Rocher has done something out of the ordinary plus we were many fans of the genre hoping to see one day Paris invaded by the living dead. It is finally the young Dominique Rocher who proposes us to see zombies in the streets of the French capital, and especially the reactions of a Parisian survivors facing this nightmarish situation. All the intelligence of the adaptation of the homonymous novel of Pit Agarmen is well in the observation of this man forced to hide to survive. Incarnated by Anders Danielsen Lie, this actor of Norwegian origin seen especially in Oslo, August 31 and Personal Shopper, Sam is a man of whom we do not know much, and to whom it is so much easier to identify and that I like. The work of the script plays on the psychological limits of the isolation of a man who, when he had the choice, preferred to be alone. There are little dialogue and there aren’t too many scenes film outside. Here is a terrific actor who played the part dead on. They say you can be along for 30 days maximum after which you will go nuts. I myself can go along without any problem but I have not gone 30 days yet but I will. I love to be along but the case Sam (Anders Danielsen Lie) the population has been wiped out and he doesn’t know if he is the only survivor. His survival instinct kicks in and he is going to be on a mission. There a touch of humanity here. However the film often takes the opposite of what is expected in this kind of production while maintaining a permanent tension. Sam here is going to have to adapt to the situation quickly or he will not survive, now that Paris is populated by Zombies. So we are almost faced with a melancholic drama, psychological, existentialist, silent questioning our own loneliness … With zombies on are asses!!! It looks like a new waves of young directors reinventing cinema. 

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SANTA ET CIE (2017)

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A film by Alain Chabat

Cast: Alain Chabat, Golshifteh Farahani, Pio Marmaï

A few days before Christmas, Santa Claus celebrates his silver wedding with Wanda. While opening numerous letters that he receives every second from the children of the whole world, he discusses with her what they will do to celebrate this anniversary . But now that a problem suddenly arises, the elves who prepare the gifts suddenly fall ill one after the other …

When SANTA & CIE starts,  the special effects are colorful, crazy and quite magical. And then starts a film by Alain Chabat and may the adventure begins. Here Chabat Plays Santa who needs medicine for his elf and has to go get it on earth which he will end up well if you have not guess it yet in Paris on the top of the moulin rouge at Pigalle. Nice going Santa. Trying to find the medicine is not going to be easy especially if you tell people you are Santa. Chabat here who wrote the script, act in it and directed it has a lot  his plate but luckily he play it wonderfully well with poetic charm. Here is a film for kids as well as for adult, not the big film But it is entertaining. And for the little ones, do not forget that Santa appreciates a glass of milk (with almonds  …) with some cookies specially made by you. “Ho, ho, ho,” Merry Christmas to all of you.

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PATERSON (2016)

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A film by Jim Jarmusch

Cast: Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Nellie

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson is a quietly poetic film, and fun to watch.  Paterson (Adam Driver), bus driver and apparently a very happy unpublished poet, and Laura (Golshifteh Farahani), aspiring country singer, live modestly in the suburbs of Paterson, New Jersey, encouraging one another in their dreams but never pushing too hard.Oh boy what a beautiful life but wait there is more, Paterson’s repetitive job leaves him plenty of time  to compose poems while at work; Laura, who doesn’t work, is less focused but happy to experiment, well I say experiment yes she is like an artist who is obsessed with redecorating the house with some unusual designs. In the evenings, Paterson goes to a bar with a largely black clientele, presided over by Doc (Barry Shabaka Henley), a proud Patersonian who refuses to install a television.

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Here is a life that is repetitive simple but not. It is a weird and unusual film about this couple’s life in a space of a week. Paterson is this quiet compose guy who drive the bus every day in and out. It is a very slow pacing film with the occasional excitement where Paterson meet some new people. You start to wonder as the film gets a little suspenseful  is going to be published. You a bit of history here about the city heritage and above all the work of modernist poet William Carlos Williams is paraded throughout the film. Here is a sexy film with an adorable couple who live their life in Paterson where they are together and nothing more. She on the other hand had dreams as well. The performance of the actors are charming, and their domestic life is twenty century.This film got a lot of attention at the Cannes Film Festival.   Here it is, this film is a nice charming comedy that you can take your girlfriend  or spouse  to.

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