Pierre is a serious-minded young man with a lot of good will but he doesn’t feel comfortable in this 20th century, threatened as it is by the effects of absurd modernism. It’s nothing but noise and rush in an environment infested by cranes and cars.
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a small masterpiece of poise, where that poise barely disguises a wealth of hurt and anger. like tati with no resolution; all the grace establishes itself on the minute level of gesture, the perfect motion of hands, of reaction shots, of smoke pouring from mouths and cars...
This anthology comedy film is a mixed bag of gags and scenarios that sometimes hit, but overall mostly miss. These four short sketches become tiresome by the fourth act, and I found myself becoming bored by the lax humor and the inconsistency of it all. Really not much more than a series of mildly amusing vignettes, each of them with very little to make them noteworthy, aside from a few good shots.