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
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...
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.
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".
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.