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This selection offers drama but often with a touch of comedy, and although there are some serious themes, and occasional violence or tragedy, there isn't anything too 'heavy'.

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  • L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

    L'Etudiente et Monsieur Henri

  • Ce Qui Nous Lie

    Ce Qui Nous Lie

  • En Equilibre

    En Equilibre

  • Médecin de Campagne

    Médecin de Campagne

  • Dans La Cour

    Dans La Cour

  • Les Adoptés

    Les Adoptés

  • Cézanne et Moi

    Cézanne et moi

  • Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

    Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti

  • Miss Montigny

    Miss Montigny

  • Les hommes du feu

    Les hommes du feu

  • Un Homme Idéal

    Un Homme Idéal

  • Hippocrate


  • Le Concert

    Le Concert

  • Belle et Sébastien

    Belle et Sébastien

  • Prendre le large

    Prendre le large

  • Après l'hiver, le printemps

    Après l'hiver, le printemps

  • Le monde est à toi

    Le monde est à toi

  • La Villa

    La Villa

  • Primaire


  • Les petits mouchoirs

    Les petits mouchoirs

  • La vie en miettes

    La vie en miettes

  • La guerre des boutons

    La guerre des boutons

  • La peau de chagrin

    La peau de chagrin

  • Deux moi

    Deux moi

  • Les gardiennes

    Les gardiennes

  • (In bed with) Victoria

    (In bed with) Victoria

  • Les héros ne meurent jamais

    Les héros ne meurent jamais

  • The Artist and the Model

    The Artist and the Model


Le monde est à toi
Le monde est à toi
This film is billed as crime/comedy and although there is some violence there is a strong comedy element.

Farès is a somewhat hapless small time drug dealer in Paris who wants to break free and start an ice cream business in Spain. He plans one more deal to finance things but things go wrong almost from the start.

His biggest problem is his overpowering mother, Danny, a rather good safe cracker! She constantly belittles him and controls his money. (The Le Monde review describes her as a castratrice chevronnée, that is an experienced castrator!) His friend, Henri, is absorbed with the idea of the Illuminati, spending most of his time looking out for its triangle symbol or listening to yet another conspiracy theory about them.

The beautiful Lamya is Farès's desire, but she's wayward and he can never be sure of her. She basically seems to be looking for whatever path will take her away from the life she has.

Then we have two drug gangs, one led by the permanently high Putine, with his helpers Mohamed and Mohamed, the other the Zaïrois, a much more business-like gang who identify themselves by a circular blond topping to their short afro hair.

Bruce is a Scot who is the other party to Farès' deal in Spain, but this is where things start to go wrong. Bruce is a scammer. When things are almost at rock bottom for Farès he calls for Danny, needing her safe-cracking skills. But Danny makes things worse, kidnapping Bruce's daughter Brittany.

As you can perhaps see, things become very complicated, in fact so much so that you need to pay very careful attention. If you're hoping to practice your French comprehension then be warned that the dialogue is extremely difficult to catch, although there are subtitles of course.

The final sequences are a masterclass in double dealing where our put-upon ice cream man turns out to be not as hapless as everybody assumed. And young Brittany also has a surprise or two up her sleeve.

The cast includes Isabelle Adjani as Danny and Vincent Cassel as Henri. Farès is played by Karim Leklou and the attractive Lamya by Oulaya Amamra. Bruce the scot is played by Sam Spruell.
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