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Les fantômes d'Ismaël

Arnaud Desplechin France, 2017

Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Ismael's Ghosts

A complete curate's egg. The sequences with Gainsbourg and Cotillard are fabulous; the rest is ho hum although one can enjoy seeing the parallels with the otherwise very boring spy hokum farce. I'd have cut it by 45 minutes but I suspect Desplechin would say that is to entirely miss the point.