Le Couperet Reviews

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½ August 9, 2014
Just amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
April 5, 2014
My pick as Costa-Gavras's best film, Le Couperet works simultaneously as a provocative thriller and a clever black comedy about corporate hypocrisy. Gavras directs with attention given to style and pace and the script is intelligent and multilayerd. Jose Garcia is also a great protagonist as he is able to make a sympathetic and intriguing performance as the films greatest hero and villain. If you like thrillers, or jet black comedies, this movie delivers the goods in both regards.
November 19, 2013
Humor and Noir go hand in hand in this film about how seriously a man can take job hunting...
October 29, 2013
Fantastic film. When you lose your job become a serial killer! Cool Eh?
June 6, 2012
Une réalisation très stressante, d'autant plus qu'on s'attache assez rapidement à Bruno Davert. Ce qui est d'autant plus intéressant dans cette réalisation contemporaine de Gavras, c'est que le concept du film en soi est absolument tordant, en étant tout à la fois chaotique et despotique. Le couperet, une véritable satire de la mondialisation et de la modernisation du capitalisme, m'a fait vivre deux belles heures stressées, deux belles heures qui nous laissent avec un petit goût d'amertume dans la bouche. Miam.
½ January 21, 2012
Black humor at its best.
½ January 6, 2012
interesting concept, very black comedy.very!
April 19, 2011
Between 2.5 and 3. Really black comedy which talks mainly about how unemployment destroys your mental balance and any positive perspective you may have. Starting from a shocking point of view, it makes a reflection of the contradictions and limit situations the present system is leading to. The main character movies between the sense of guilt, and the growing impulse to, as he says, "fight with the competence for the rests, while the powerful people laugh, or even have no idea what's happening". The film is a good social one, although really though, and not good for inspiring any optimism.
August 22, 2011
A little bizarro in my opinion. It's dark with a little homour, and some of the scenes arent for the faint hearted. José Garcia is doing an ok job.
May 12, 2009
Bruno Davert (José Garcia) é um executivo francês, que perde seu emprego. Dois anos depois ele continua desempregado, o que o leva ao desespero. Decidido a recuperar o antigo cargo, ele decide matar seu atual ocupante e todos os candidatos da empresa em que trabalhava com potencial para ocupá-lo.
April 12, 2010
A great cynical story depicting cynical times. A depressing picture of society. It is done in perfect style by Gavras and tells quite a bit about human obsession. Obsession is a characteristic only seen in man of all the animals and defines us. This was actually a quote by Park Chan-Wook. Now Park Chan-Wook wants to remake "Le Couperet"... Well all the best to him! I think he can do it justice, if anyone, and this is no sacred ground either being that it's a book and all. Someday we will watch both films as a double bill and laugh about this things.
October 5, 2009
I have heared so many good things about this film..Costas Gavras always sets the standards high...
½ August 23, 2009
Good movie, don't want to mess with this guy.
August 13, 2009
Sympathique, Intelligent, Captivant.
Super Reviewer
June 2, 2009
Fantastic little film. Dark humor and social commentary at it's best.
March 29, 2009
Slight, but well-executed for the most part. There is some clumsiness, but there's also a lot of tension and black, ironic comedy. Enjoyable.
½ February 4, 2009
its an interesting film...
well direct it.
a bit slow pace but worth watching
½ October 5, 2008
Si l'idée est machiavéliquement terrifiante, le film est un entre-deux de genre. Comédie? Drame? Thriller? On ne sait pas trop et c'est tant mieux, c'est d'ailleurs cette inclassification qui donne à ce film tout le ton qu'il mérite. Très distingué, autant dans ses interprétations que dans sa réalisation, l'exercice est toutefois trop long, prenant trop de temps sur les petits détails *brouilleurs de cartes* qu'on se force à amener. Pourtant, on ne reprochera pas trop à ce film bien exécuté qui amène des réflexions plutôt inquiétantes sur l'importance de l'emploi et de la vie sans.
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