Michel suffers from a strange pathology. A form of racism rare and perfectly obsolete: the hatred of the Englishman. He carries out anti-British commando operations with his association whose members are, apart from him, his brother and a buddy.
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Not a comedy exactly, more a caricature I would say, a parody of French paranoia bathed in psychedelia and chauvinism. I found myself craving for more! What a shame its so short. Very well put together no doubt. Bravo!
Forgeard's shorts are absolutely more effective than his longer efforts, like Réussir sa vie (admittedly, a compilation of shorts, which completely invalidates my previous comment). At any rate, it's clear that absurdism requires some kind of limitism. This rule applies to this pseudo-review as well which frankly is stuck in the cul-de-sac of the soul. Please stop reading now and look out of the window. Things are.
A short film with the premise of old-fashioned racism; the hatred of Englishmen by the French. Benoît Forgeard delivered a parody about chauvinism in France with aesthetically pleasing psychedelic cinematography. Too bad the duration’s not that long.
Uma excelente e cômica paródia, com instâncias paradoxais visto que o protagonista, apesar de rejeitar tudo que é estereotipicamente britânico, é ele próprio o estereótipo do francês esnobe. É interessante ver como "fuck UK" se transforma em vários sentidos ao longo do curta - sendo a mais cômica, certamente, quando se tenta foder literalmente o país. A iluminação, trilha, edição e estética punk se destacam.
A very funny parody, but also a pastiche and an analogy that destroys itself. Is lube that thing on his face? Concrete rather than abstract elements of analogy promote the self-destruction of analogy. Then, the parody becomes something else. Great pastiche that brings Hitchcock, Kubrick, James Bond, the seventies punk, but also the universal snob aesthetics. Well done.
Oh my God, voilà un petit film really very rigolo (LOL) ! Un gars tellement so super French dans l'âme qu'il fait des "opérations de recouvrement" sur all the English messages qu'il croise, c'est bien funny. Sans parler du sexy tunnel sous la Manche, une référence hitchcockienne totally over the top... croisée avec 2001 : A Space Odyssey (in a weird weird façon) ! Il est mad, ce gugusse (oh, excuse my Franglish)...
A humorous take on snobbish xenophobia. It's a parody, a satire of the French-British love-hate relationship (quite literally), and it could as well be made on the opposite side of the Channel. The visual, stylised look worked well for me, especially the lovely colours. There are numerous nods to various classics, not to mention the 70s punk vibe all over it. The 13-minute running time feels like an optimal choice.