MAY CINE-CLUB : L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie by Eric Lartigau (2012)

  • May 13, 2016 at 5:45pm - 8:00pm
  • Alliance Française de Jersey 5 Library Place Tel: 01534 875655
  • £4 for AF Members and £6 for Non-Members

After last month’s excellent gangster movie La French, for May, we decided to treat you to yet another different genre with a French twist: the psychological thriller. Who never dreamt of changing their lives? To let go of one’s pre-formatted existence to live one’s dreams? Such is the subject of Eric Lartigau’s movie adapted from a great book by Douglas Kennedy a renowned American novelist, quite transformed for the occasion. This is a question that will speak to all of us and as such this movie should generate an interesting debate, not only on its quality but mainly its universal and deep theme.

Romain Duris is, as usual, very intense and highly likeable and hold the movie. He holds up to the comparison with Alain Delon and Matt Damon in a role which is quite similar to the ones they had in adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s “The talented Mr Ripley” .

Paul Exben (Duris) is a success story. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him, a rush of blood provokes him into a fatal error. Paul knows that his perfect life has gone for good. But by assuming the dead man’s identity and fleeing, Paul gets another shot at being himself and, at last, seeing the big picture.

As usual, be there from 5.45 to enjoy our buffet before the movie starts right after 6pm.

MAY CINE-CLUB : L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie by Eric Lartigau (2012)