Set in the 1970s, La rançon de la gloire tells the offbeat story of two criminals in desperate need money of money who decide to pull off a rather unusual heist: steal Charlie Chaplin’s coffin for ransom and blackmail the family.
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After the corpse's robbery, the film triggers a kind of burlesque in denial, emotionally close to the love for the characters that Chaplin developed in "Limelight", that is the best of the film, this unbalanced tenderness for a pair of funny rascals, presenting us with a couple of actors reminiscent of other pairs from classic cinema.This and its approach to a social fairness is the best that this film has to offer.
Dalla parte degli ultimi, anche se per farcela si vedono costretti a rubare il cadavere di Chaplin nella speranza di ottenere un improbabile riscatto. Film delicato, con il mondo del circo sullo sfondo e con i due protagonisti maschili in grande spolvero. Anche ***/