Les Naufragés (Shipwrecked) – David Charhon

David Charhon’s disappointing comedy Les Naufragés is a waste of the talents of two gifted French actors – Daniel Auteuil and Laurent Stocker of the Comédie Française. Perhaps Charhon hoped to recreate the chemistry between the two leads that was behind the success of his last film De l’Autré Côté du Périph starring the ever-watchable Omar…

10 lesser-known Must-See French films

The glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival is but a distant memory and now audiences will have to wait to see if the films given the thumbs up from critics around the world will make their way to local cinemas. In the meantime, here is a list of lesser-known French films which are…

Prêt à Tout – Nicolas Cuche

Romantic comedy  Prêt à Tout is full of good ideas and potential comic riches that rely too heavily on the charm of leading man Max Boublil, a stand-up comedian who has found popularity among France’s YouTuber generation.  He is most famous to date for his You Tube hit J’aime les moches (I love ugly girls)…

Les Ames de Papier – Vincent Lannoo

Les Ames de Papier is a bitter-sweet romantic comedy by Belgian director Vincent Lannoo which is short on seduction and low on laughs despite the inclusion of veteran comic actor Pierre Richard. Richard has appeared in French comedy classics such as The Tall Blonde Man with the One Black Shoe and a number of films…