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« on: October 11, 2016, 12:03:31 PM »

I watched this one for one reason: Audiard. One of his earliest efforts, I presume. Unfortunately I watched the italian version of it (this is a co-production with some italian actors included for the sake of it. I'd like though to listen to Stoppa and Buazzelli and even Ninchi speak french - unless they were dubbed. But their labial is french speaking) so I cannot judge fairly how this spoof of hollywood crime genre is spot on. And other names ought to make this movie a must for crime (noir?) fans: Dassin, Rota, Verneuil. It must also be added that the movie was shot with lots of exteriors (and interiors) in Manhattan, 5 years before Melville's flick: that makes me wonder if it was the first continental production being shot largely in USA. The problems though are many, at least in the dubbed version: I laughed at jokes 5-6 times and there is a couple of good gags (the oranges and the SOS): but Audiard can't sustain a good pace for 107'. So it remains a curiosity, especially as the locales created at Cinecittą (the prison, mainly) look like the real hollywood thing. Rota's OST is not memorable: his pervasive blues is far from original. 6/10

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2016, 12:44:02 PM »

But it wasn't directed by Audiard (the father of Jaques), you should blame Verneuil for the pace.

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 02:45:45 PM »

The moment you call Michel Audiard "the father of Jacques" there's nothing more to add.

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 05:41:07 AM »

Isn't being the father of the Jaquer the best thing he ever did?

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 07:24:33 AM »

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