Review of French Jaws

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Because who has seen it? Teddy, the step of the brothers behind the camera is not so surprising. Others, on the other hand, risk hallucinating. Marketed more or less as a summer comedy, the film alternates between schoolboy gags … and real sequences from shark movies, so the courage required for joining it in almost 500 theaters! believe it or not, year of the shark very clear a Teeth of the sea (the shadow of Spielberg hovers) in the terroir. An unprecedented postulate.

on Teddy So Bouherma imports the myth of the werewolf into rural France, with many touches Carrie at the Devil’s Ball bonus. A mixture of rebellious genres, borrowing a lot from the cinema of Bruno Dumont and his depiction of the populations abandoned by the big productions of Paris. The interest that lives less in the big show and the changes of the dog (suggested, because of the obvious limitations of the budget) than in the combination between the path scattered with the trappings of the young pariah played by Anthony Bajon, the particular atmosphere of the Pyrenean setting and the codes of the American genre film.

Martin Brody, Matt Hooper and Quint de La Pointe

To look at year of the shark, it becomes clear that this delicate balance comes from two passions of the duo of directors: the popular cinema and the French regions. Less modest than its predecessor, this new entry in their filmography is anything buta great aggregator of their desires, all sincere. The credits also end by thanking the sharks, without which there would be no shark movie.

Except that Teddy, the inevitability of metamorphosis and the degradation of the means of production are enough to tighten the stakes. The yoke borrowed from jawson the contrary, scatter the breaks in your puzzle waywhich chained a strong sketches that one thought escaped from a good episode of Camping paradise (if any) and truly genre-esque sequences, including a surprisingly technically solid climax, that they never connect. Everything should be attractive, despite a tendency to scatter that further reinforces its strangeness.

The year of the shark : Photo Marina FoïsThe perfect smell of the holidays (and melt-in-the-mouth ice cream)

Everything is everywhere

Marina Foïs, Jean-Pascal Zadi and Christine Gauthier (discovered in Teddy, precisely) therefore play the coastal police responsible for the care of large fish, under the pressure of seasonal workers and holidaymakers. And that’s not all! Simultaneous comedy, radiography of regional mores, freak film, personal quest and even political satire, year of the shark Takes advantage of its hybrid nature to eat a little of all the racksaccording to the desires of its authors.

Result: the film is filled with random comic scenes, references to the pandemic and ideas of all kinds, which line up with each other. Some of them fly, like the character embodied by Kad Merad – whose presence reaffirms the contradiction in business – especially touching the skin of a husband who is very happy to finally enjoy a little of his life as a couple. Some not so much, like this parody of the time of the pros (or any other emission held by pseudo-editorialists), which invites itself in an impromptu way when the protagonists ride the auto.

Year of the Shark: Photo by MeradThe cutest floral shirts in the business

In short, year of the shark don’t know what water to swim in and proves his singularity by the absence of his viewer. More than a bold juxtaposition of diametrically opposed genres, it becomes a chaotic and kamikaze amalgamation of lofty accolades and vast ambitions. Not surprisingly, its actors are having fun like crazy, starting with Marina Foïs and Jean-Pascal Zadi. And we find ourselves smiling in front of the biases that parade pell-mell on the screen, the use of the piece love of Naps as a running gag, for example.

Because if the film always crashes, it should be recognized, his straightforward enthusiasm prevailed, and is reassuring about the ability of young French filmmakers to break down dikes between genres, even if that means happily flooding them. And for that alone, we wish the best to this unlikely summer shark film, as well as its directors. Can’t wait for them to attack the Kaiju Eiga.

Year of the Shark: Poster

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