After he is violently attacked in the street, Eddie wrongly identifies Ahmed, an ideal suspect whom he’d noticed a few days before the attack. While the legal machine gets underway with Ahmed, Eddie attempts to win back his wife and son through a new job.
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The power and beauty of this movie for me lies in its accuracy in depicting a man's deeply private internal battle with his demons of self-hatred that are not so simple or without some justification—especially in light of a world that has been so grossly trivialized and which is directly connected to the odds that, indeed, seem stacked against him.
Nicolas Duvauchelle's Cesar nominated performance is the main reason to watch Finkiel's overwrought film. Derivative at best the scripting leaves a lot to be desired in a tale of an under-employed man trying to come to terms with his estranged wife, his son and his lack of vocation after being involved in an assault on his person. Duvauchelle truly gives an inspired performance but the film falls flat.
This could be the unofficial sequel to Stéphane Brizé's La Loi du marché (The Measure of a Man). The two are definitely set in the same universe, so to speak. Nicolas Duvachelle and Vincent Lindon embody the same character: a frustrated, emasculated, white, middle-aged man French citizen who is on the bring of exploding. I wonder if these movies are prefiguring France's upcoming alt-right turn.
Bueno...bastante desilusionada de este film.
Por el trailer hubiera imaginado una historia más dinámica.
No me quejo de las actuaciones.
La verdad, terminé de ver la película pero en más de dos ocasiones, quise cerrar la ventana de Mubi.
Me gustó el juego de imágenes entre las ventanas y la ciudad...
Excellent portrait d'1 homme qui part en vrille, comme dans "Chute Libre" de SCHUMACHER. On s'identifie à DEVAUCHELLE, mal dans sa peau, insécure & qui fait les mauvais choix. Une société à cran & l'alcool font le reste. == Excellent portrait of a loser, as in "Falling Down" by SCHUMACHER. One identifies with DEVAUCHELLE, insecure & making the wrong choices. An edgy society & alcohol do the rest. Great music & photo.
o protagonista é literalmente um BANANA, um cara bem chato e odioso e com umas ideias completamente tortas. o filme é bom porque vai mostrando bem o contexto social ali que envolve o cara, como ele é completamente perdido e paga de machão. materialistas dialéticos tlvz gostem dele pq dá muito conteúdo pra pensar a sociedade...sei lá, se você não for vale a pena ver também, apesar de não ser o filme mais foda do mundo