sa di Fantozzi, sa di Tati, ci sono i piccioni viaggiatori come in "Ghost Dog", sa di tristezza delle spiagge del Belgio, c'è la schifosa guerra coloniale in Congo, ci sono i rapporti tra una madre padrona e un figlio oppresso, i rapporti d'affetto con una strana puttana.
non sarà un film perfetto, ma vivo, triste e amaro, per me un piccolo e miracoloso capolavoro - Ismaele
In a French seaside town, at a boarding house for civil servants recovering from surgery and maladies, the six male residents’ lives change dramatically when two women arrive: Catherine, lively, sexually liberated, willing to kiss, dance, and sleep with the men, and Leonie, reserved, formal, conservative. Leonie finds herself attracted to Leon, a Belgian who was a mercenary in Katanga in 1964, wounded and carrying psychological scars as well. The other men continually play practical jokes on Leon, some of them cruel. As Leon courts Leonie, his horrid mother brings him emotional distress as do his memories of war. Can the two of them get past these obstacles?
A strange and cruel history, played on a musical rhythm like a sonatina. J.Brel preferred Agfacolor to the market leaders blank film brands, because of their colder colors. I cheer this movie like one of my favourites.da qui