Lady Jane Reviews

  • May 21, 2013

    Bon film noir de gangsters à la papa.

    Bon film noir de gangsters à la papa.

  • Oct 11, 2010

    3 anciens comparses de cambriolage se retrouvent apres qqs annees d'activite rangee quand le fils de madame se fait enlever contre rancon. D'ou le retour aux vieilles activites pour reunir la somme demandee. Des passions et des rancoeurs vont ressurgir, avec qqs flashbacks explicatifs quant a leur separation. Qui a enleve le jeune garcon, et surtout pourquoi? L'intrigue du film est interessante, mais on n'arrive pas a eprouver une quelconque sympathie pour les 3 personnages. On se fait emmener, tres lentement, vers les reponses a nos questions, en assistant a des situations personnelles dont on se serait bien passees tellement elles n'apportent rien au film. Trop long et manque de rythme flagrant...

    3 anciens comparses de cambriolage se retrouvent apres qqs annees d'activite rangee quand le fils de madame se fait enlever contre rancon. D'ou le retour aux vieilles activites pour reunir la somme demandee. Des passions et des rancoeurs vont ressurgir, avec qqs flashbacks explicatifs quant a leur separation. Qui a enleve le jeune garcon, et surtout pourquoi? L'intrigue du film est interessante, mais on n'arrive pas a eprouver une quelconque sympathie pour les 3 personnages. On se fait emmener, tres lentement, vers les reponses a nos questions, en assistant a des situations personnelles dont on se serait bien passees tellement elles n'apportent rien au film. Trop long et manque de rythme flagrant...

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Apr 04, 2010

    This French crime drama begins promising but lacks enough strength in the development of its premise, as it simply comes down to an ordinary message about revenge leading to more revenge, but still the plot has a good atmosphere of mystery and some nice twists.

    This French crime drama begins promising but lacks enough strength in the development of its premise, as it simply comes down to an ordinary message about revenge leading to more revenge, but still the plot has a good atmosphere of mystery and some nice twists.

  • Mar 09, 2010

    Simple, but gives you some joy. A low-budget french thriller. Limited, but I liked it.

    Simple, but gives you some joy. A low-budget french thriller. Limited, but I liked it.

  • Aug 05, 2009

    Le plus mauvais Guediguian... Pas un genre pour lui, le noir...

    Le plus mauvais Guediguian... Pas un genre pour lui, le noir...

  • Apr 11, 2009

    I should have to say I felt quite disappointed after watching it. The storyline is good and thus I would expect it to be much better than the final product I watched. What really the leading actress felt? What kind of emotion driving her to such an end? How deep is her love to he dad and son? What's the meaning of revenge? There's always at least a reason for a human being to do something, at least, no reason is a good reason. This is my wrong choice in HKIFF 2009 anyway.

    I should have to say I felt quite disappointed after watching it. The storyline is good and thus I would expect it to be much better than the final product I watched. What really the leading actress felt? What kind of emotion driving her to such an end? How deep is her love to he dad and son? What's the meaning of revenge? There's always at least a reason for a human being to do something, at least, no reason is a good reason. This is my wrong choice in HKIFF 2009 anyway.

  • Mar 26, 2009

    decent French drama.

    decent French drama.

  • Mar 17, 2009

    A couple of really powerful moments worth seeing the whole film for.

    A couple of really powerful moments worth seeing the whole film for.

  • Aug 06, 2008

    A satisfying and intelligent thriller, but it is pretty forgettable.

    A satisfying and intelligent thriller, but it is pretty forgettable.

  • May 10, 2008

    Une tres bonne premiere heure dans ce nouveau polar made in Guediguian et made by Marseille(s) ou l'inverse. Puis qq scenes qui foutent un peu en l'air ensemble, mais au total, on a deja vu bien pire dans le registre noir. Arrive au final a la taille de La Ville est tranquille, son magnifique precedent film noir, que je recommande vivement.

    Une tres bonne premiere heure dans ce nouveau polar made in Guediguian et made by Marseille(s) ou l'inverse. Puis qq scenes qui foutent un peu en l'air ensemble, mais au total, on a deja vu bien pire dans le registre noir. Arrive au final a la taille de La Ville est tranquille, son magnifique precedent film noir, que je recommande vivement.