11.6

11.6 France (2013) Dir. Philippe Godeau A curious title that is not quite as enigmatic as it might seem. It refers to the sum of money a French security guard stole from the van he was driving, without the use of firearms or anyone else’s help in 2009 - 11.6 million Euros to be precise. … Continue reading 11.6

The School Of Life (L’école buissonnière)

The School Of Life (L'école buissonnière) France (2017) Dir. Nicolas Vanier What exactly is freedom? This might not seem like a primary concern in this charming French drama given the conventional main storyline and clarion call to preserve the wonders of nature, but The School Of Life does tacitly ponder such existentialist queries. As someone … Continue reading The School Of Life (L’école buissonnière)

Scribe (La mécanique de l’ombre)

Scribe (La mécanique de l'ombre) France (2016) Dir. Thomas Kruithof There is an inherent problem with the command hierarchy in the workplace where those at the very top tend to operate on their own terms with those beneath limited to a “need to know” basis. Yet, when the brown stuff hits the fan it is … Continue reading Scribe (La mécanique de l’ombre)

Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne)

Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne) France (2016) Dir. Thomas Lilti It’s a long held aphorism that doctors make the worst patients when they really ought to know better; then again drivers make the worst passengers so maybe it is a control issue. But sometimes even those who are there to help need help themselves but is … Continue reading Irreplaceable (Médecin de campagne)

Untouchable

Untouchable (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Entertainment in Video) Running Time: 112 minutes approx. Paraplegic multi-millionaire Philippe (François Cluzet) and his secretary Margalie (Audrey Fleurot) are interviewing for the role of live in carer for Philippe. One particularly impatient potential candidate, Driss (Omar Sy), refuses to wait any longer and storms into the interview room, … Continue reading Untouchable