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  1. riraru's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Eine richtig gute Klamotte. Und wie schön Houellebecq lacht!

  2. v i k t o r's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    4,5. La déglingue sauce réalité augmenté

  3. RodrigoPereira's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    So blatantly genius at times, so fucking miserable at others

  4. GZI's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

  5. cinegeek.de's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Es war eine cinephile Stammkundin, die mich auf den Film aufmerksam machte. Dabei hatte ich die ersten drei Romane Houellebecqs verschlungen! Mehrfach! Seine Literatur ist wie er selbst: Verdorben. Er strahlt das auch aus, während er in seiner Küche sitzt, um einem Innenarchitekten Anweisungen zu geben. Wie er da sitzt, muss ich unwilkürlich an ein Crystal Meth Opfer denken... mehr auf cinegeek.de

  6. PL Racine's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    OVNI cinématograhique. Michel Houellebecq plus vrai que nature. Loufoque.

  7. caitlin.f's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    very funny & almost cute at times.

  8. jhave's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    The synopsis is inadequate: the film is not about bunglers, it's about authenticity of purpose. Pure candid nihilistic revelations. More true than any fiction, or glossy violent parody, this film represents a space where loss converges to recreate innocence.

  9. Max Seqgar's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Loved it! Why bother making a biography of Houellebecq, when you can parody his kidnapping and squeeze all the juice out of that brilliant twizzer literary mec!!

  10. Vacantgarde's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    My book, "The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq: The Novelization" is better. Everyone agrees.

  11. Alex's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    I can't tell what the purpose of this film is, however, I did enjoy it for reasons of culture and style. Possibly, for reasons a French citizen would find ordinary or trite. Also, this film causes me to be quite intrigued by Houellebecq... It was interesting to hear what was said about literature, music, and Poland. Ultimately, I will have to think about this film for a week or so...

  12. Myles's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Amusing and digressive and well shot. Michel Houellebecq is my hero!

  13. corycorycorycory's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    There were quite a few low-star reviews when it was first added, so I didn't have much hope for it. I was taken back with how fresh it was. The "friendly kidnapper" trope can be tired, but Houellebecq pulled it off. I'll definitely be checking out some of his books.

  14. mpiedfort's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    So great. Unexpectedly hilarious and a good time from start to finish.

  15. natalie warady's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    This movie me like Houellebecq even more than I do by reading his books and interviews. Surprising, funny, fresh and awkward exchanges continually made me laugh.

  16. El Biffo's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    What with the wine, free call girls and a complimentary Bentley as a parting gift, it's no wonder he got a "Stockholm syndrome". These guys can kidnap me anytime.

  17. David R Williams's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    What a wonderfully funny little film. Completely unexpected. I want to watch it again. Throughout I kept thinking, "My Dinner with Andre" only Andre has been kidnapped by a family that's only a few evolutionary steps up from John Water's cast from "Pink Flamingos".

  18. EyesRus's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Vraiment divertissant, je ne m'attendais pas du tout à ça, surtout que je n'aime pas vraiment la prose de Houellebecq en temps normal.

  19. Robert Howard's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Quite original. I've read a bit of Houellebecq, and about him, but wasn't expecting such a seemingly frail man. So many subtle, funny moments in the film. It also seemed to me to be organic. Thanks Mubi for presenting this.

  20. Joe Alter's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    I feel guilty how much I liked - no, loved - this movie. I don't think many things in cinema compare to seeing Michel Houellebecq laughing uncontrollably at one his kidnapper's poems.

  21. John's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Impish, droll, and kind of sentimental. Houellebecq played himself perfectly. Did not expect this to be so snickeringly hilarious.

  22. kleos's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    This movie is extremely silly in premise and execution. I could not tell whether Michel was kidnapped by his captors or his captors were captivated by him and his personality. Silly but full of serious nothing and that's okay.

  23. Abhinay Jakhar's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    Subtly at its best. A whole movie that runs one joke and never lets it get boring. I’m still wrapping my head around the fantastic realism of this film. The film is as engaging and intriguing as its protagonist Michel Houellebecq (who plays himself) this film is a reminder for where creativity alone can get you.

  24. Ben Loory's rating of the film The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

    good clean fun. never read any houllebecq before, always seemed like an asshole to me. now i kinda get exactly what kind of an asshole he is and so will probably give one of his books a shot

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