Friday, August 24, 2012

TGIF 8.24.12

"napping fisherman"
Amazon River, Peru (July 2012)
It's great being back at work...
Oh my gosh, the details of getting projects off to a smooth start...
well, it's mental exhausting!!

pic & quote from:
JPE & I started our weekend
by seeing the movie,

the one sentence plot,
"After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caretaker."

Driss, the caregiver (Omar Sy) is charmingly funny & sensitive while caring for his employer, Phillipe (Fran├žois Cluzet). Exceptionally matched to their role, it's evident these two actors enjoyed working with each other. I wonder how many "film out-takes" occurred during the evolution of this movie? their discussions about music, art, physical attractions to women & living life make this movie a "10 out of 10"... the scene where Driss gives Phillipe a shave... is outrageously hilarious!

There are two challenges to this film... 
  • It's French with English sub-titles, so that proves challenging for sight-impaired viewers (thinking of SLE & MB)! 
  • And, foreign films generally aren't shown in neighborhood theaters... which limits the number of potential viewers. If you don't have an "indie" theater, (like the Palm Theater, San Luis Obispo), from OUR perspective, it's worthy of a 45 minute drive --- you'd have plenty to chat about on the drive home.

1 comment:

  1. I have heard great things about this film and it would give me an opportunity to practice lisening to french...thanks for the heads up!



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