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Madcap farceurs Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s latest uproariously funny satirical comedy

Length: 90 min
Country: France, Belgium
Language spoken: French
Language subtitles: Dutch
Cast: Bruno Podalydès, Blanche Gardin, Corinne Masiero
Director: Benoît Delépine Gustave Kervern
Release date: 2020

Description

Madcap farceurs Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s latest uproariously funny satirical comedy captured the Silver Bear at the 2020 Berlinale. Marie (Blanche Gardin), Bertrand (Denis Podalydès), and Christine (Corinne Masiero) live in a dull community, and each of them faces a crisis brought about by their—and society’s—increasing enslavement to smartphones, social media, and other digital innovations. What Delépine and Kervern do with our trio’s dilemmas is nothing short of laugh-out-loud hysterical.

‘When they finally decide to fight back, recalling their glorious “yellow vest” past, things go wrong. Hilariously so, as this might be the single funniest film revolving around the very contemporary problem of having to deal with the ever-changing password safety requirements, or the exact placement of some mislaid butter. And just when it seemingly can’t get any better, Michel Houellebecq shows up…’—Marta Balaga, Cineuropa