All Inclusive – Fabien Onteniente

It’s sad to see actors of the calibre of Thierry Lhermitte, Josiane Balasko and Maiwenn on screen in a film with as little merit as All Inclusive – the latest comedy from Fabien Onteniente. The director is a master of low-brow comedies which have a huge followinging in France and yet leave most English-speaking audiences…

Films to watch in April – Clavier and Reno star in Les Visiteurs 3

LES VISITEURS – LA REVOLUTION – JEAN-MARIE POIRE It’s taken Jean-Marie Poiré 18 years to direct the third in his series of Les Visiteurs films. The first, back in 1993 introduced Jean Reno as Comte Godefroy de Montmirail and Christian Clavier as Jacquouille la Fripouille to cinema audiences and was a massive hit in France with over 13…

Bis – Dominique Farrugia

It’s surprising to learn Dominique Farrugia’s Bis is based on an original idea from two of France’s most prolific and successful writing/directing teams to date –  Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de la Patellière. While Farrugia’s comedy can boast the likeable Franck Dubosc and equally pleasing Kad Merad in the lead roles, this story of two…

Fiston – Pascal Bourdiaux

Kev Adams, one of the co-stars of Pascal Bourdiaux’s film Fiston, is hugely popular among France’s younger generation. His one-man stand-up comedy shows regularly pack out venues all over the country, he stars in his own TV series, Soda, and had a lead role in the most successful French film of 2013, Les Profs which…