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A Farewell to Fools (2014)




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Once upon a time, during WWII, somewhere in Nazi occupied Romania, a night of comic misadventures ensues when a boy discovers a dead soldier. The German authorities demand that the perpetrator must be identified or the town leaders will be shot the following morning. In their desperation, led by Father Johanis (Harvey Keitel), their salvation seems to lie in convincing the town "fool", Ipu (Gérard Depardieu), to agree to confess, and save them all with his sacrifice. The comedy and darker sides of human nature race toward the deadline where one cannot help but wonder who, in fact, is the actual "fool"? (c) Monterey Media

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Harvey Keitel
as Father Johanis
Laura Morante
as Margherita
Daniela Nane
as Doctor's Wife
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Critic Reviews for A Farewell to Fools

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

That loneliest of creatures: the comedy that inspires almost no laughs.

Full Review… | April 4, 2014
L.A. Weekly
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Call it a dark farce, human comedy or wartime satire. But however you slice it, the ill-conceived morality tale "A Farewell to Fools" is a bust.

Full Review… | April 3, 2014
Los Angeles Times
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An extremely low-boil wartime farce, content to wring quiet smiles and silent laughs, that more or less works as a sort of lightly affected, darkly comedic parable.

Full Review… | April 8, 2014

Despite the presence of Depardieu and Keitel, not nearly foolish enough.

Full Review… | April 6, 2014
Tribune News Service

Dreyer's work is still an enjoyable story that ultimately triumphs as sweet little comedy that doesn't make any attempts to shake up the world of historical cinema.

Full Review… | March 27, 2014
Paste Magazine

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