Un moment d'égarement France 2015 – 105min.

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Un moment d'égarement

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Far from Paris and their sentimental, chaotic lives, Laurent and Antoine are in Corsica on vacation in Antoine’s old family home. Along for the holiday are their two daughters: Marie, 18, and Louna, 17, who are also best friends. One evening, after a well-oiled party on the beach, Laurent gets kissed by Louna. One short moment of thoughtlessness that will cause a chain reaction and disrupt friendships all around, especially since Louna has fallen in love with Laurent…

An unexpected diversion from the team behind the two Mesrine movies from 2008: after taking home Césars for best director and best actor for that big-budget project, Jean-François Richet and Vincent Cassel reunite for the remake of Claude Berri’s 1977 comedy of the same name. This movie is the best example for not making rash decisions: although it sounds dumb on paper, One Wild Moment is surprisingly modern, refined and moving. It has a strong screenplay that avoids the usual clichés and was updated from Berri’s original by Lisa Azuelos, the director of LOL and Quantum Love. A mix between Adore and Fatal Attraction, the movie is, however, unbalanced on several levels: the tone oscillates between drama and comedy, as reflected by its four cast members who range from excellent (Vincent Cassel, Alice Isaaz) and terrible (François Cluzet, Lola Le Lann). Nevertheless a nice surprise.



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