Louise-Michel (2008)





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Absurdist duo Benoit Delepine and Gustave Kervern follow-up 2004's Aaltra with this sparse black comedy in which the recently-fired female employees at a children's clothing factory pool their funds to put a hit on their callous boss. Out of work and down on her luck, ex-con Louise (Yolande Moreau) proposes to her jobless sisters that they do something useful by ridding the world of the man who put them all in their current situation. But while security specialist Michel (Bouli Lanners) seems … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Gustave Kervern, Benoît Delépine, Gustave de Kervern
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as Louise Ferrand

as Michel Pinchon

as Bank Employee

as B&B Owner

as Jennifer

as Flambart

as Guy the Engineer

as The Go Go Dancer

as Michel's father

as Le vigile

as The businessman

as L'homme à la coleret...

as The Priest

as Jennifer

as Michel's father
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (1)

Offers a rousing reminder of the power (and eccentricities) of the pissed-off proletariat.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

Who knew empowerment could be so winning and so simultaneously grotesque?

Full Review… | November 17, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Even by English-language black comedy standards, it's a decidedly odd mixture of fun and revenge.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
Birmingham Mail

Some definite laughs.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011

Definitely more enjoyable when you break it down into bits and pieces in your head afterwards.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
Little White Lies

Although directors Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine strive a little too hard at times for outrage, it's still wickedly funny, and Moreau and Lanners are terrific as the grotesque anti-heroes.

Full Review… | March 31, 2011
Radio Times

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