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This was very different from Pialat's earlier work. Gone is the more distant, semi-clinical look at life. Though our current caracter might mimic those of his earlier work in certain ways, in that they are far, far from perfect people, they do come off as more quirky, fun and loveable - though it could certainly have been played very differently. We follow the relationship of Loulou (Gérard Depardieu) and Nelly (Isabelle Huppert), both actors are great like usual, Depardieu in particular brings in his loveable lifeliness, despite his pretty lowdown and dirty appearance here. Great stuff. 8/10.
unsettling, irritating, entertaining
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This movie ranks #65 in TimeOut's 100 Best French Films
This movie ranks #547 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #666 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
This movie ranks #833 in Have You Seen? A Personal Introduction to 1,000 Films