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Un héros très discret

Jacques Audiard Frankrig, 1996

Cláudio Martins da Silva Alves's rating of the film A Self-Made Hero

We all tell lies. Sometimes they are self-aggrandizing lies we tell others, sometimes comforting ones we tell ourselves so emphatically we start believing them. This is a portrait of such a liar as stand-in for a liberated France trying to erase its guilt through opportunistic delusion. Elegantly constructed, but too tame. What would the more caustic Audiard of latter years have done with this material?