Sort of your uneducated poor country mouse goes to the big city to find fame and fortune. Unfortunately our hero is such a pious vacuous twit that it’s difficult if not impossible to understand why so many people keep trying to help him. Overall decent performances but my dislike of the main character spoiled this for me.
I really loved this film in the beginning. Not knowing anything about it, I was drawn into finding about the main character and the central conflict. I was impressed by the economy of the storytelling, how the Director could compress most scenes into one shot. But as it wore on I was less and less sympathetic to the inflexible protagonist, the cartoonishly French conflicts between him and everyone around him. A dud.